Re: [Slovak-World] A suffix added to family names
- Hi Dorothy,
I will just add to what the others have explained, that on my first
trip to Slovakia, when I introduced myself to a distant relative as
"Michutka," he quietly snickered. As I learned more about the
language, I realized this probably sounded as if I, a woman, were
introducing myself as "Mr. Michutka." Now when I go to Slovakia (or
email someone who doesn't already know me, eg setting up hotel or
penzion reservations), I use the feminine form of my name with -ova.
Julie Michutka (aka Mic~utkova)
On Dec 2, 2009, at 1:52 PM, d22fitts wrote:
> I have been corresponding with Slovakia and find that on some of the
> last name has the letters "ova" after some of the names. The place
> is Osturna and this could be something that is not used in the
> Slovak language. Can someone tell me what this means. An example is
> the name Jasencak written in the next generation as Jasencakova.
- I selling books : PETROVEC (1745-1995); SLOVACI VO SVETE; Nazvy obci Slovenskej republiky...
Jan from Zvolen
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