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Re: [Slovak-World] Re: quick question re: name

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  • Julie Michutka
    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
    Message 1 of 5 , Mar 23, 2010
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      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.

      Julie Michutka
      jmm@...

      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).
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