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Re: First Name "Janos"

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  • Martin Votruba
    ... That s a good point, Ron. Some Slovak men s nicknames were originally borrowed from Hungarian, while some Czech ones from German: SK name -- SK nickname
    Message 1 of 7 , Aug 25, 2007
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      > I know a Jan today (John) who is often, though not always, called
      > Janos in Slovakia.

      That's a good point, Ron. Some Slovak men's nicknames were originally
      borrowed from Hungarian, while some Czech ones from German:

      SK name -- SK nickname -- CZ nickname (borrowed from)
      Juraj -- D~uro -- Jirka (Gyuri)
      Jan -- Jano -- Honza (Hans)
      Alexander -- S~an~o -- Alex (Sa'ndor)
      Jozef -- Joz~o -- Pepik (Jo'zsef; Pepi)
      Stefan -- Pis~ta -- (not that common in Czech)
      Vojtech -- Belo -- Vojta (Be'la)

      There also are "Slovak-Slovak" nicknames for each of these names, but
      the ones from Hungarian are still alive. The legendary highwayman's
      family name _Ja'nos~i'k_ came from _Ja'nos_, too.


      Martin

      votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu
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