Re: [Slovak-World] Re: quick question re: name
- Again, my thanks! Isn't that interesting about Matu's~ and Matej;
count me among those who thought they were different versions of the
same name. I am very glad to be enlightened.
On Mar 22, 2010, at 9:51 PM, votrubam wrote:
>> Are both spellings (-ar and -er) acceptable for the name in Slovak?
> Yes. Other modern alternating same-name versions in Slovak are
> Andrej/Ondrej (both Andrew); and Elena/Helena. On the other hand,
> the equivalents of Matthew and Matthias, the latter is sometimes
> seen as an older version of the former by English speakers, are
> considered to be separate names in Slovak, each with its own name
> day: Matu's~ (of Gospel fame; Sept. 21) and Matej (Feb. 24 Slovak
> name day; but his Roman Catholic Saint's Day shifted to 5/14).