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Re: [Slovak-World] Hungarian, Rusyn place names on road signs

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  • LongJohn Wayne
    As usual.  I stand corrected. ... From: votrubam Subject: [Slovak-World] Hungarian, Rusyn place names on road signs To:
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      As usual.  I stand corrected.

      --- On Sun, 5/1/11, votrubam <votrubam@...> wrote:


      From: votrubam <votrubam@...>
      Subject: [Slovak-World] Hungarian, Rusyn place names on road signs
      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, May 1, 2011, 11:53 AM


       



      > Slovakia posted in Hungarian.

      Not the EU, it is a Slovak law, it's been around for a long time now. It concerns just the road signs with the names of the villages that have 20 percent Hungarians or more. The town hall officers in those villages also need to be able to communicate with their clients in Hungarian or get a translator.

      The same law applies to the villages with 20 percent or more Rusyns. Here's a pic in the right sidebar:

      <http://www.pitt.edu/~votruba/qsonhist/bratislavaname.html>

      It also applies to the villages with Romani minorities, but their names are the same as in Slovak, and the second part of the law applies but is moot, because no one but some (not all) of the Roma speak Romani.

      Slovakia also has a law requiring that public signs always be in Slovak and if there's another language on them, it must come under and in letters no larger than the Slovak text.

      Martin








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