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  • Ben Sorensen
    Barbara, do you speak any Slovak? If you do, it is easier to find CD s, books, and videos on youTube that might inspire them. :-) Everything from _Pacho,
    Message 1 of 20 , Jul 2 5:01 PM
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      Barbara, do you speak any Slovak? If you do, it is easier to find CD's, books, and videos on youTube that might inspire them. :-) Everything from _Pacho, Hybsky zbojnik_ to the Matko/Kubko series are delightful, funny, and would help you out. 

      There is more to Slovakia than knitting, fujara, and kroj. It is more than food. The stories, the songs, and an understanding of the national heroes can only bolster their love for the old country.

      Ben


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      From: Barbara Kantor <eternallysealed8@...>
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      Sent: Monday, July 2, 2012 7:35 PM
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      Thank you so much for helping me. I will take your suggestions.

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      From: Matchett <wmatchett@...>
      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, July 2, 2012 12:19 AM
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      Barbara,  I think you should write down all you know of your Slovak parents/grandparents, where they came from, and any stories that have been passed on to you.  Include recipes of Slovak food, and any photos or documents of your Slovak ancestors.  Your children might not be interested right now, but I'll bet at least one of them will wish they had, after your gone.  I don't know how old you are, but I'm starting to feel my age and I occasionally write some stories of my own, growing up with Slovak parents.

      I started "interviewing" my mother a year before she passed away and have many stories of her childhood until she came to America at age 19.  They are going into a small book that I'll have printed and spiral bound.  I wish I'd done that when my father was alive.  Julia Matchett

      On Jun 30, 2012, at 5:48 PM, Barbara wrote:

      > All my ancestors are from Slovakia,I am second and third generation american. I have 4 sisters we do live far apart. I have 6 grown children. We grew up with Christmas and Easter Slovak traditions and food alike through out the year. I have raised my children with the traditions and the food in which I still make today. I have never been to Slovakia finances set me back from going.But I love to draw and have drawn many a scenery from pictures of Slovakia. I also listen to Slovak folk music and do much embroidery.I even made an heirloom wallhanging of the villages and pictures of the ancestors. My next attempt is to try Pysanky eggs. I have taught my daughters to cook,sew,other various crafts, housekeep,garden. I do have many documents of my ancestors including a 1857 book in the Czech language "Life of Jesus Christ" that my great grandfather brought here. What bothers me is that none of my children are interested in our heritage as well as my sisters.
      And I live here in rural Kentucky so not too many people care either.Can anyone give me some suggestions. I love my heritage and I think it is important it has such a beautiful culture and I am afraid that it is dying out in this family.
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    • sichva@junction.net
      Barbara; I liked Julia s suggestions, too. My Slovak grandparents were both dead by the time I was 5 years old so I didn t have the opportunity to find out
      Message 2 of 20 , Jul 2 10:28 PM
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        Barbara;

        I liked Julia's suggestions, too. My Slovak grandparents were both dead by the time I was 5 years old so I didn't have the opportunity to find out anything first hand from either of them. Some of my siblings got little snippets of stories but nothing was ever put together in one place that we could refer back to. It would have been a wonderful resource for our generation. Especially now, when I am planning to travel to Slovakia.

        I suspect your family will appreciate it in the future - if not right now.

        Shelly





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        From: Barbara Kantor
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        Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 4:35 PM
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        Thank you so much for helping me. I will take your suggestions.

        ________________________________
        From: Matchett <wmatchett@...>
        To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Monday, July 2, 2012 12:19 AM
        Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE

        Barbara, I think you should write down all you know of your Slovak parents/grandparents, where they came from, and any stories that have been passed on to you. Include recipes of Slovak food, and any photos or documents of your Slovak ancestors. Your children might not be interested right now, but I'll bet at least one of them will wish they had, after your gone. I don't know how old you are, but I'm starting to feel my age and I occasionally write some stories of my own, growing up with Slovak parents.

        I started "interviewing" my mother a year before she passed away and have many stories of her childhood until she came to America at age 19. They are going into a small book that I'll have printed and spiral bound. I wish I'd done that when my father was alive. Julia Matchett

        On Jun 30, 2012, at 5:48 PM, Barbara wrote:

        > All my ancestors are from Slovakia,I am second and third generation american. I have 4 sisters we do live far apart. I have 6 grown children. We grew up with Christmas and Easter Slovak traditions and food alike through out the year. I have raised my children with the traditions and the food in which I still make today. I have never been to Slovakia finances set me back from going.But I love to draw and have drawn many a scenery from pictures of Slovakia. I also listen to Slovak folk music and do much embroidery.I even made an heirloom wallhanging of the villages and pictures of the ancestors. My next attempt is to try Pysanky eggs. I have taught my daughters to cook,sew,other various crafts, housekeep,garden. I do have many documents of my ancestors including a 1857 book in the Czech language "Life of Jesus Christ" that my great grandfather brought here. What bothers me is that none of my children are interested in our heritage as well as my sisters.
        And I live here in rural Kentucky so not too many people care either.Can anyone give me some suggestions. I love my heritage and I think it is important it has such a beautiful culture and I am afraid that it is dying out in this family.
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      • Douglas Brough
        All,   I share the idea about writing down the memories. I for one would be interested in reading it. Im also interested in how your grandparents lived with
        Message 3 of 20 , Jul 3 7:46 AM
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          All,
           
          I share the idea about writing down the memories. I for one would be interested in reading it. Im also interested in how your grandparents lived with the ethnic-German and Hungarian populations. What problems did they face? Were friendships strained during the war years? Were they glad to see them gone considering them as warmongers or did they consider them innocent of any crime etc etc etc.
           
          Take Care
           
          Douglas


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          >Sent: Tuesday, 3 July 2012, 6:28
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          >Barbara;
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          >I liked Julia's suggestions, too. My Slovak grandparents were both dead by the time I was 5 years old so I didn't have the opportunity to find out anything first hand from either of them. Some of my siblings got little snippets of stories but nothing was ever put together in one place that we could refer back to. It would have been a wonderful resource for our generation. Especially now, when I am planning to travel to Slovakia.
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          >I suspect your family will appreciate it in the future - if not right now.
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          >Shelly
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          >From: Barbara Kantor
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          >Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 4:35 PM
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          >Thank you so much for helping me. I will take your suggestions.
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          >________________________________
          >From: Matchett <mailto:wmatchett%40cfl.rr.com>
          >To: mailto:Slovak-World%40yahoogroups.com
          >Sent: Monday, July 2, 2012 12:19 AM
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          >Barbara, I think you should write down all you know of your Slovak parents/grandparents, where they came from, and any stories that have been passed on to you. Include recipes of Slovak food, and any photos or documents of your Slovak ancestors. Your children might not be interested right now, but I'll bet at least one of them will wish they had, after your gone. I don't know how old you are, but I'm starting to feel my age and I occasionally write some stories of my own, growing up with Slovak parents.
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          >I started "interviewing" my mother a year before she passed away and have many stories of her childhood until she came to America at age 19. They are going into a small book that I'll have printed and spiral bound. I wish I'd done that when my father was alive. Julia Matchett
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          >On Jun 30, 2012, at 5:48 PM, Barbara wrote:
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          >> All my ancestors are from Slovakia,I am second and third generation american. I have 4 sisters we do live far apart. I have 6 grown children. We grew up with Christmas and Easter Slovak traditions and food alike through out the year. I have raised my children with the traditions and the food in which I still make today. I have never been to Slovakia finances set me back from going.But I love to draw and have drawn many a scenery from pictures of Slovakia. I also listen to Slovak folk music and do much embroidery.I even made an heirloom wallhanging of the villages and pictures of the ancestors. My next attempt is to try Pysanky eggs. I have taught my daughters to cook,sew,other various crafts, housekeep,garden. I do have many documents of my ancestors including a 1857 book in the Czech language "Life of Jesus Christ" that my great grandfather brought here. What bothers me is that none of my children are interested in our heritage as well as my sisters.
          >And I live here in rural Kentucky so not too many people care either.Can anyone give me some suggestions. I love my heritage and I think it is important it has such a beautiful culture and I am afraid that it is dying out in this family.
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        • Helen Fedor
          Ahoj Vilo,I just hope it pans out for your friends. H To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com From: senzus@ymail.com Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2012 15:33:42 -0700 Subject: Re:
          Message 4 of 20 , Jul 3 4:58 PM
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            Ahoj Vilo,I just hope it pans out for your friends.
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            To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
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            Helen,



            Thanks, I forwarded all messages and I gave them your name and email. address. The message is very long but if you want a copy, I will send.Helen thanks again for your input.



            S Panem Bohem,



            Vilo



            ________________________________

            From: Helen Fedor <helenfedor@...>

            To: Slovak World <slovak-world@yahoogroups.com>

            Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2012 4:50 PM

            Subject: RE: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE





            Vilo,Have the two men been in contact with UL'UV? If I'm not mistaken, they planned to do a survey and document all the kroje in the country. About 30 years ago, I was allowed to take photos of the drawings they'd made of the traditional kroje in my two ancestral villages (women's warm weather everyday, men's wintertime overcoats, etc.). I don't know if they ever published the materials as a book or series of books, but maybe they could see the original materials. H

            To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com

            From: senzus@...

            Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:32:21 -0700

            Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE













            Barbara,



            It is sad and the same thing is occurring in Slovakia. In "My Town", K�ty, Zahorie, Western Slovakia



            In January, I received emails from two men, Richard Drs~ka Drrrsh-kah] and Filip Hus~t'ava [Huhshtya-vah], requesting Photos of original kroje and other historical info from our immegrants here in Johnstown, NY. Their intention is to preserve them, locally in a yet to be built museum. Richard is employed in the Zahorie muzeum in Skalica [Skahlee-tsah]. They are working with people from Moravia who are expert in Kroje making and preservation.



            On Thursday, I was reading news from our kuty.sk site and saw that Filip has scheduled a gathering of youth, to teach our traditional Polka and Waltz waltz. He wants them to be prepared for dancing during our Hody [Hoh-dee] the yearly celebration of the consecration of our church, (ST. Josephs), held on the weekend closest to the feast of Our Lady of Snows, (Panenka Maria Sniez~u) (August 5th).



            I hope that this preservation work will occur in communities all over Slovakia, preserving our beautiful cultural heritage.



            Barbara, you are to be commended for your contributions and I would suggest you let the kids know how hurt your feelings are.



            S Panem Bohom,



            Vilo



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            Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2012 5:48 PM



            Subject: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE







            All my ancestors are from Slovakia,I am second and third generation american. I have 4 sisters we do live far apart. I have 6 grown children. We grew up with Christmas and Easter Slovak traditions and food alike through out the year. I have raised my children with the traditions and the food in which I still make today. I have never been to Slovakia finances set me back from going.But I love to draw and have drawn many a scenery from pictures of Slovakia. I also listen to Slovak folk music and do much embroidery.I even made an heirloom wallhanging of the villages and pictures of the ancestors. My next attempt is to try Pysanky eggs. I have taught my daughters to cook,sew,other various crafts, housekeep,garden. I do have many documents of my ancestors including a 1857 book in the Czech language "Life of Jesus Christ" that my great grandfather brought here. What bothers me is that none of my children are interested in our heritage as well as my sisters.



            And I live here in rural Kentucky so not too many people care either.Can anyone give me some suggestions. I love my heritage and I think it is important it has such a beautiful culture and I am afraid that it is dying out in this family.



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          • William C. Wormuth
            Helena, Diki Vam! S Panem Bohom, Vilo ________________________________ From: Helen Fedor To: Slovak World
            Message 5 of 20 , Jul 3 7:53 PM
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              Helena,

              Diki Vam!

              S Panem Bohom,

              Vilo




              ________________________________
              From: Helen Fedor <helenfedor@...>
              To: Slovak World <slovak-world@yahoogroups.com>
              Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:58 PM
              Subject: RE: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE


              Ahoj Vilo,I just hope it pans out for your friends.
              H

              To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
              From: senzus@...
              Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2012 15:33:42 -0700
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                    Helen,



              Thanks, I forwarded all messages and I gave them your name and email. address.  The message is very long but if you want a copy, I will send.Helen thanks again for your input.



              S Panem Bohem,



              Vilo



              ________________________________

              From: Helen Fedor <helenfedor@...>

              To: Slovak World <slovak-world@yahoogroups.com>

              Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2012 4:50 PM

              Subject: RE: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE





              Vilo,Have the two men been in contact with UL'UV?  If I'm not mistaken, they planned to do a survey and document all the kroje in the country.  About 30 years ago, I was allowed to take photos of the drawings they'd made of the traditional kroje in my two ancestral villages (women's warm weather everyday, men's wintertime overcoats, etc.).  I don't know if they ever published the materials as a book or series of books, but maybe they could see the original materials. H

              To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com

              From: senzus@...

              Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:32:21 -0700

              Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE



               



                 

                   

                   

                    Barbara,



              It is sad and the same thing is occurring in Slovakia.  In "My Town", Kúty, Zahorie, Western Slovakia



              In January, I received emails from two men, Richard Drs~ka Drrrsh-kah] and Filip Hus~t'ava [Huhshtya-vah], requesting Photos of original kroje and other historical info from our immegrants here in Johnstown, NY.  Their intention is to preserve them, locally in a yet to be built museum.  Richard is employed in the Zahorie muzeum in Skalica [Skahlee-tsah].  They are working with people from Moravia who are expert in Kroje making and preservation.



              On Thursday, I was reading news from our kuty.sk site and saw that Filip has scheduled a gathering of youth, to teach our traditional Polka and Waltz waltz.  He wants them to be prepared for dancing during our Hody [Hoh-dee] the yearly celebration of the consecration of our church, (ST. Josephs), held on the weekend closest to the feast of Our Lady of Snows, (Panenka Maria Sniez~u) (August 5th).



              I hope that this preservation work will occur in communities all over Slovakia, preserving our beautiful cultural heritage.



              Barbara, you are to be commended for your contributions and I would suggest you let the kids know how hurt your feelings are.



              S Panem Bohom,



              Vilo



              To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com



              Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2012 5:48 PM



              Subject: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE



               



              All my ancestors are from Slovakia,I am second and third generation american. I have 4 sisters we do live far apart. I have 6 grown children. We grew up with Christmas and Easter Slovak traditions and food alike through out the year. I have raised my children with the traditions and the food in which I still make today. I have never been to Slovakia finances set me back from going.But I love to draw and have drawn many a scenery from pictures of Slovakia. I also listen to Slovak folk music and do much embroidery.I even made an heirloom wallhanging of the villages and pictures of the ancestors. My next attempt is to try Pysanky eggs. I have taught my daughters to cook,sew,other various crafts, housekeep,garden. I do have many documents of my ancestors including a 1857 book in the Czech language "Life of Jesus Christ" that my great grandfather brought here. What bothers me is that none of my children are interested in our heritage as well as my sisters.



              And I live here in rural Kentucky so not too many people care either.Can anyone give me some suggestions. I love my heritage and I think it is important it has such a beautiful culture and I am afraid that it is dying out in this family.



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            • William C. Wormuth
              Below is todays article in the Kúty News article concerning the subject. http://kuty.sk/ Vilo ________________________________ From: William C. Wormuth
              Message 6 of 20 , Jul 4 8:04 AM
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                Below is todays article in the Kúty News article concerning the subject.

                http://kuty.sk/

                Vilo


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                To: "Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com" <Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com>
                Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 10:53 PM
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                Helena,

                Diki Vam!

                S Panem Bohom,

                Vilo



                ________________________________
                From: Helen Fedor <helenfedor@...>
                To: Slovak World <slovak-world@yahoogroups.com>
                Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:58 PM
                Subject: RE: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE


                Ahoj Vilo,I just hope it pans out for your friends.
                H

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                Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2012 15:33:42 -0700
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                      Helen,



                Thanks, I forwarded all messages and I gave them your name and email. address.  The message is very long but if you want a copy, I will send.Helen thanks again for your input.



                S Panem Bohem,



                Vilo



                ________________________________

                From: Helen Fedor <helenfedor@...>

                To: Slovak World <slovak-world@yahoogroups.com>

                Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2012 4:50 PM

                Subject: RE: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE





                Vilo,Have the two men been in contact with UL'UV?  If I'm not mistaken, they planned to do a survey and document all the kroje in the country.  About 30 years ago, I was allowed to take photos of the drawings they'd made of the traditional kroje in my two ancestral villages (women's warm weather everyday, men's wintertime overcoats, etc.).  I don't know if they ever published the materials as a book or series of books, but maybe they could see the original materials. H

                To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com

                From: senzus@...

                Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:32:21 -0700

                Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE



                 



                   

                     

                     

                      Barbara,



                It is sad and the same thing is occurring in Slovakia.  In "My Town", Kúty, Zahorie, Western Slovakia



                In January, I received emails from two men, Richard Drs~ka Drrrsh-kah] and Filip Hus~t'ava [Huhshtya-vah], requesting Photos of original kroje and other historical info from our immegrants here in Johnstown, NY.  Their intention is to preserve them, locally in a yet to be built museum.  Richard is employed in the Zahorie muzeum in Skalica [Skahlee-tsah].  They are working with people from
                Moravia who are expert in Kroje making and preservation.



                On Thursday, I was reading news from our kuty.sk site and saw that Filip has scheduled a gathering of youth, to teach our traditional Polka and Waltz waltz.  He wants them to be prepared for dancing during our Hody [Hoh-dee] the yearly celebration of the consecration of our church, (ST. Josephs), held on the weekend closest to the feast of Our Lady of Snows, (Panenka Maria Sniez~u) (August 5th).



                I hope that this preservation work will occur in communities all over Slovakia, preserving our beautiful cultural heritage.



                Barbara, you are to be commended for your contributions and I would suggest you let the kids know how hurt your feelings are.



                S Panem Bohom,



                Vilo



                To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com



                Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2012 5:48 PM



                Subject: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE



                 



                All my ancestors are from Slovakia,I am second and third generation american. I have 4 sisters we do live far apart. I have 6 grown children. We grew up with Christmas and Easter Slovak traditions and food alike through out the year. I have raised my children with the traditions and the food in which I still make today. I have never been to Slovakia finances set me back from going.But I love to draw and have drawn many a scenery from pictures of Slovakia. I also listen to Slovak folk music and do much embroidery.I even made an heirloom wallhanging of the villages and pictures of the ancestors. My next attempt is to try Pysanky eggs. I have taught my daughters to cook,sew,other various crafts, housekeep,garden. I do have many documents
                of my ancestors including a 1857 book in the Czech language "Life of Jesus Christ" that my great grandfather brought here. What bothers me is that none of my children are interested in our heritage as well as my sisters.



                And I live here in rural Kentucky so not too many people care either.Can anyone give me some suggestions. I love my heritage and I think it is important it has such a beautiful culture and I am afraid that it is dying out in this family.



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              • William C. Wormuth
                Background for this topic:  SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com   Wednesday, July 4, 2012 6:47 PMVilo, I changed the topic to German Mahren in case you didn t see
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                   SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
                   

                  Wednesday, July 4, 2012 6:47 PMVilo, I changed the topic to 'German Mahren' in case you didn't see it.
                  It's questionable if name etymology is off-topic. But if you do move it to
                  SW then let me know.

                  Peter M.

                  On 5 July 2012 08:39, William C. Wormuth <senzus@...> wrote:

                   Ron,

                   
                  I would like to further argue but on Slovak World because itt is rather
                   
                  off Roots.

                   
                  Awe c'mon!, it's fun an' intrestin'. Besides, Martin might get in to it..

                   
                  Z Bohom,

                   
                  Vilo

                   
                  From: Ron <amiak27@...>
                   
                  To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
                   
                  Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 1:09 PM

                   
                  Subject: Re: [S-R] Josif Stucka, Stuczka

                   
                  Vilo,

                   
                  We disagree, but I am happy for the conversation and thoughts to consider.

                   
                  Yes, mention of the Morava River in Serbia is relevant simply because it
                   
                  is sometimes confused with the Slovak-Czech Morava, and anyone researching
                   
                  or reading about it should be aware, so they can avoid the confusion
                   
                  themselves. There are even historians who have argued that Greater Moravia
                   
                  was centered in Serbia rather than in Czecho-Slovakia.

                   
                  On another point, I do not consider Morava and Mähren and Moravia
                   
                  translations of one another. That would be like saying the Moldau and
                   
                  Vltava are translations, when in reality they are two different names for
                   
                  the same river.

                   
                  Related, perhaps is the example Zuzanna and Zsuzsanna in Slovak and
                   
                  Hungarian, differences in orthography of the different languages. We also
                   
                  must consider how the orthography (spelling) has changed over time as
                   
                  writing standards change.

                   
                  150 years ago we would have said the Neanderthal skeleton was found in the
                   
                  Neanderthal Valley. Today we say the Neanderthal skeleton was found in the
                   
                  Neandertal Valley, a change in orthography, but not in the proper name.

                   
                  Ron

                   
                  --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "William C. Wormuth"

                   
                  Ron,
                   
                  Your statement, and should not even address the other Morava River in
                   
                  Serbia,
                   
                  "Die Morava (serbisch �'�µ�»�¸�º�°
                   
                  Ã�Å"Ã�¾Ã`€Ã�°Ã�²Ã�°/Velika Morava, deutsch
                   
                  auch Große Morava) ist ein rechter Nebenfluss der Donau und
                   
                  Hauptfluss
                   
                  Serbiens.".
                   
                  The Morava mentioned in Slovakia would be Western Slovak border which
                   
                  emptiest into the Danube which would be translated into Austrian German.Â
                   
                  In Eastern Slovakia, the German would come from the early settlements there
                   
                  by Germans.

                   
                  I am interested and do not mean to "correct" you.
                   
                  Z Bohom,

                   
                  From: Ron <amiak27@...>
                   
                  To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
                  Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 7:50 AM
                   
                  Subject: Re: [S-R] Josif Stucka, Stuczka

                  For anyone having trouble reading this or any message with accent marks,
                   
                  go to "View", "Character Encoding" and choose "UTF-8"

                   
                  Peter, what readings lead you to believe Marchevka is based on German? I
                   
                  am fluent in German and working on learning Slovak, so I am familiar with
                   
                  how similar some of the words can be in different languages and how easy it
                   
                  is to err in ascribing certain relationships.

                   
                  It is handy to check things on www.google.de to get a German
                   
                  perspective, which is often closer to the usual European view, as opposed
                   
                  to our views from the USA. Sometimes there is much more detailed

                   
                  In this case a quick look at the German Wiki entry yields "Die March
                   
                  (tschechisch und slowakisch Morava, lat. Marus) ist ein linker Nebenfluss
                   
                  der Donau in Mitteleuropa. Sie entwässert etwa drei Viertel des nach ihr
                   
                  benannten Mähren und ist dessen Hauptfluss."

                   
                  and that does not even address the other Morava River in Serbia,
                   
                  "Die Morava (serbisch �'�µ�»�¸�º�°
                   
                  Ã�Å"Ã�¾Ã`€Ã�°Ã�²Ã�°/Velika Morava, deutsch auch Große Morava) ist
                   
                  ein rechter Nebenfluss der Donau und Hauptfluss Serbiens."

                   
                  Also, why would you take it to the German and not to the older Latin?

                   
                  Ron

                  In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, htcstech <htcstech@> wrote:

                   
                  Vilo, Marchevka [Mahrrkhehv-kah] - From my readings, I'm pretty sure
                   
                  that > this name is based on the German *Mähren* -> mährische for
                   
                  Moravian. So > the name Marchevka and Marhefka are related in this way.
                   
                  I'm interested in this name as I think it is related to Morav (Slav)
                   
                  versions - eg Moravka - Moravko - Morafko - Marafko and so on.
                   
                  Do you think this is a possiblity?

                   
                  Peter M.

                   
                  On 4 July 2012 15:22, William C. Wormuth <senzus@> wrote:

                  Marchevka [Mahrrkhehv-kah].
                    http://telefonny.zoznam.sk/Marchevka/Jakubany/

                   
                  From: "stibila@" <stibila@>
                   
                  To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
                   
                  Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 10:55 AM

                   
                  Subject: [S-R] Josif Stucka, Stuczka

                   
                  Josif, Joseph, was born in Jakubany to Joannes Stucka, Stuczka, and
                   
                  Anna
                   
                  Marchevka, Marhefka. Josif was born in 1929 and is my Mother's
                   
                  brother. He
                   
                  moved to Czechoslovakia, somewhere around 1945 but before 1970. His
                   
                  wife
                   
                  was Maria, last name maybe Verka. They had 4 daughters. He may still
                   
                  be
                   
                  alive but we have no way of communicating with relatives in
                   
                  Jakubany. If
                   
                  any one knows anything about Josif, please post to the message board.
                   
                  Someone did send me 2 Stucka phone numbers in Czech Republic and
                   I
                  called them, but they did not speak English.


                  ________________________________
                  From: William C. Wormuth <senzus@...>
                  To: "Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com" <Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com>
                  Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 11:04 AM
                  Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE


                   
                  Below is todays article in the Kúty News article concerning the subject.

                  http://kuty.sk/

                  Vilo

                  ________________________________
                  From: William C. Wormuth <senzus@...>
                  To: "Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com" <Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com>
                  Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 10:53 PM
                  Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE


                  Helena,

                  Diki Vam!

                  S Panem Bohom,

                  Vilo

                  ________________________________
                  From: Helen Fedor <helenfedor@...>
                  To: Slovak World <slovak-world@yahoogroups.com>
                  Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:58 PM
                  Subject: RE: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE


                  Ahoj Vilo,I just hope it pans out for your friends.
                  H

                  To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
                  From: senzus@...
                  Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2012 15:33:42 -0700
                  Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE
                      
                        Helen,

                  Thanks, I forwarded all messages and I gave them your name and email. address.  The message is very long but if you want a copy, I will send.Helen thanks again for your input.

                  S Panem Bohem,

                  Vilo

                  ________________________________

                  From: Helen Fedor <helenfedor@...>

                  To: Slovak World <slovak-world@yahoogroups.com>

                  Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2012 4:50 PM

                  Subject: RE: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE

                  Vilo,Have the two men been in contact with UL'UV?  If I'm not mistaken, they planned to do a survey and document all the kroje in the country.  About 30 years ago, I was allowed to take photos of the drawings they'd made of the traditional kroje in my two ancestral villages (women's warm weather everyday, men's wintertime overcoats, etc.).  I don't know if they ever published the materials as a book or series of books, but maybe they could see the original materials. H

                  To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com

                  From: senzus@...

                  Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:32:21 -0700

                  Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE

                        Barbara,

                  It is sad and the same thing is occurring in Slovakia.  In "My Town", Kúty, Zahorie, Western Slovakia

                  In January, I received emails from two men, Richard Drs~ka Drrrsh-kah] and Filip Hus~t'ava [Huhshtya-vah], requesting Photos of original kroje and other historical info from our immegrants here in Johnstown, NY.  Their intention is to preserve them, locally in a yet to be built museum.  Richard is employed in the Zahorie muzeum in Skalica [Skahlee-tsah].  They are working with people from
                  Moravia who are expert in Kroje making and preservation.

                  On Thursday, I was reading news from our kuty.sk site and saw that Filip has scheduled a gathering of youth, to teach our traditional Polka and Waltz waltz.  He wants them to be prepared for dancing during our Hody [Hoh-dee] the yearly celebration of the consecration of our church, (ST. Josephs), held on the weekend closest to the feast of Our Lady of Snows, (Panenka Maria Sniez~u) (August 5th).

                  I hope that this preservation work will occur in communities all over Slovakia, preserving our beautiful cultural heritage.

                  Barbara, you are to be commended for your contributions and I would suggest you let the kids know how hurt your feelings are.

                  S Panem Bohom,

                  Vilo

                  To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com

                  Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2012 5:48 PM

                  Subject: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE

                  All my ancestors are from Slovakia,I am second and third generation american. I have 4 sisters we do live far apart. I have 6 grown children. We grew up with Christmas and Easter Slovak traditions and food alike through out the year. I have raised my children with the traditions and the food in which I still make today. I have never been to Slovakia finances set me back from going.But I love to draw and have drawn many a scenery from pictures of Slovakia. I also listen to Slovak folk music and do much embroidery.I even made an heirloom wallhanging of the villages and pictures of the ancestors. My next attempt is to try Pysanky eggs. I have taught my daughters to cook,sew,other various crafts, housekeep,garden. I do have many documents
                  of my ancestors including a 1857 book in the Czech language "Life of Jesus Christ" that my great grandfather brought here. What bothers me is that none of my children are interested in our heritage as well as my sisters.

                  And I live here in rural Kentucky so not too many people care either.Can anyone give me some suggestions. I love my heritage and I think it is important it has such a beautiful culture and I am afraid that it is dying out in this family. Messages in this topic (13)



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                • votrubam
                  ... Old Slavs used the word _morava_ or its plural _moravy_ to indicate marsh(es). In those days, they pronounced the modern [v] as [w]. The neighboring
                  Message 8 of 20 , Jul 4 9:57 PM
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                    > Morava and Mähren and Moravia 
                    > translations of one another.

                    Old Slavs used the word _morava_ or its plural _moravy_ to indicate marsh(es). In those days, they pronounced the modern [v] as [w]. The neighboring Germanic tribes missed the [w] and adopted the place name name as Ma"hren, it eventually gave name to the whole Margraviate of Moravia. Several small, historically marshy localities scattered in the Slavic countries are called that, not just the two better known rivers.

                    The loss of the Old Slavic [w] when a place name was adopted into a neighboring non-Slavic language happened with some regularity.

                    ----- E.g., Pankow (originally a Slavic place name), an elegant borough of the former communist-ruled part of Berlin, is pronounced [panko] by Berliners, not [pankof] as one might expect.

                    ----- Liptov (pronounced [liptow] then by the Slovaks' ancestors) was adopted as Lipto by the Ugric tribes when they arrived around 900 CE; Novohrad, originally Nov Grad ("New Castle") became Nograd in Hungarian, etc.


                    Martin
                  • Helen Fedor
                    What struck me about the name Marchevka is that, in the Zemplin dialect (one of the eastern ones, as is the Spis~ dialect), it means carrot . H To:
                    Message 9 of 20 , Jul 5 8:40 AM
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                      What struck me about the name Marchevka is that, in the Zemplin dialect (one of the eastern ones, as is the Spis~ dialect), it means 'carrot'.

                      H




                      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
                      From: senzus@...
                      Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2012 18:31:18 -0700
                      Subject: [Slovak-World] German Mahren





                      Background for this topic:

                      SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com


                      Wednesday, July 4, 2012 6:47 PMVilo, I changed the topic to 'German Mahren' in case you didn't see it.
                      It's questionable if name etymology is off-topic. But if you do move it to
                      SW then let me know.

                      Peter M.

                      On 5 July 2012 08:39, William C. Wormuth <senzus@...> wrote:

                      Ron,


                      I would like to further argue but on Slovak World because itt is rather

                      off Roots.


                      Awe c'mon!, it's fun an' intrestin'. Besides, Martin might get in to it..


                      Z Bohom,


                      Vilo


                      From: Ron <amiak27@...>

                      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com

                      Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 1:09 PM


                      Subject: Re: [S-R] Josif Stucka, Stuczka


                      Vilo,


                      We disagree, but I am happy for the conversation and thoughts to consider.


                      Yes, mention of the Morava River in Serbia is relevant simply because it

                      is sometimes confused with the Slovak-Czech Morava, and anyone researching

                      or reading about it should be aware, so they can avoid the confusion

                      themselves. There are even historians who have argued that Greater Moravia

                      was centered in Serbia rather than in Czecho-Slovakia.


                      On another point, I do not consider Morava and Mähren and Moravia

                      translations of one another. That would be like saying the Moldau and

                      Vltava are translations, when in reality they are two different names for

                      the same river.


                      Related, perhaps is the example Zuzanna and Zsuzsanna in Slovak and

                      Hungarian, differences in orthography of the different languages. We also

                      must consider how the orthography (spelling) has changed over time as

                      writing standards change.


                      150 years ago we would have said the Neanderthal skeleton was found in the

                      Neanderthal Valley. Today we say the Neanderthal skeleton was found in the

                      Neandertal Valley, a change in orthography, but not in the proper name.


                      Ron


                      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "William C. Wormuth"


                      Ron,

                      Your statement, and should not even address the other Morava River in

                      Serbia,

                      "Die Morava (serbisch �'�µ�»�¸�º�°

                      Ã�Å"Ã�¾Ã`€Ã�°Ã�²Ã�°/Velika Morava, deutsch

                      auch Große Morava) ist ein rechter Nebenfluss der Donau und

                      Hauptfluss

                      Serbiens.".

                      The Morava mentioned in Slovakia would be Western Slovak border which

                      emptiest into the Danube which would be translated into Austrian German.Â

                      In Eastern Slovakia, the German would come from the early settlements there

                      by Germans.


                      I am interested and do not mean to "correct" you.

                      Z Bohom,


                      From: Ron <amiak27@...>

                      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
                      Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 7:50 AM

                      Subject: Re: [S-R] Josif Stucka, Stuczka

                      For anyone having trouble reading this or any message with accent marks,

                      go to "View", "Character Encoding" and choose "UTF-8"


                      Peter, what readings lead you to believe Marchevka is based on German? I

                      am fluent in German and working on learning Slovak, so I am familiar with

                      how similar some of the words can be in different languages and how easy it

                      is to err in ascribing certain relationships.


                      It is handy to check things on www.google.de to get a German

                      perspective, which is often closer to the usual European view, as opposed

                      to our views from the USA. Sometimes there is much more detailed


                      In this case a quick look at the German Wiki entry yields "Die March

                      (tschechisch und slowakisch Morava, lat. Marus) ist ein linker Nebenfluss

                      der Donau in Mitteleuropa. Sie entwässert etwa drei Viertel des nach ihr

                      benannten Mähren und ist dessen Hauptfluss."


                      and that does not even address the other Morava River in Serbia,

                      "Die Morava (serbisch �'�µ�»�¸�º�°

                      Ã�Å"Ã�¾Ã`€Ã�°Ã�²Ã�°/Velika Morava, deutsch auch Große Morava) ist

                      ein rechter Nebenfluss der Donau und Hauptfluss Serbiens."


                      Also, why would you take it to the German and not to the older Latin?


                      Ron

                      In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, htcstech <htcstech@> wrote:


                      Vilo, Marchevka [Mahrrkhehv-kah] - From my readings, I'm pretty sure

                      that > this name is based on the German *Mähren* -> mährische for

                      Moravian. So > the name Marchevka and Marhefka are related in this way.

                      I'm interested in this name as I think it is related to Morav (Slav)

                      versions - eg Moravka - Moravko - Morafko - Marafko and so on.

                      Do you think this is a possiblity?


                      Peter M.


                      On 4 July 2012 15:22, William C. Wormuth <senzus@> wrote:

                      Marchevka [Mahrrkhehv-kah].
                      http://telefonny.zoznam.sk/Marchevka/Jakubany/


                      From: "stibila@" <stibila@>

                      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com

                      Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 10:55 AM


                      Subject: [S-R] Josif Stucka, Stuczka


                      Josif, Joseph, was born in Jakubany to Joannes Stucka, Stuczka, and

                      Anna

                      Marchevka, Marhefka. Josif was born in 1929 and is my Mother's

                      brother. He

                      moved to Czechoslovakia, somewhere around 1945 but before 1970. His

                      wife

                      was Maria, last name maybe Verka. They had 4 daughters. He may still

                      be

                      alive but we have no way of communicating with relatives in

                      Jakubany. If

                      any one knows anything about Josif, please post to the message board.

                      Someone did send me 2 Stucka phone numbers in Czech Republic and
                      I
                      called them, but they did not speak English.

                      ________________________________
                      From: William C. Wormuth <senzus@...>
                      To: "Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com" <Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com>
                      Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 11:04 AM
                      Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE



                      Below is todays article in the Kúty News article concerning the subject.

                      http://kuty.sk/

                      Vilo

                      ________________________________
                      From: William C. Wormuth <senzus@...>
                      To: "Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com" <Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com>
                      Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 10:53 PM
                      Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE

                      Helena,

                      Diki Vam!

                      S Panem Bohom,

                      Vilo

                      ________________________________
                      From: Helen Fedor <helenfedor@...>
                      To: Slovak World <slovak-world@yahoogroups.com>
                      Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:58 PM
                      Subject: RE: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE

                      Ahoj Vilo,I just hope it pans out for your friends.
                      H

                      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
                      From: senzus@...
                      Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2012 15:33:42 -0700
                      Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE

                      Helen,

                      Thanks, I forwarded all messages and I gave them your name and email. address. The message is very long but if you want a copy, I will send.Helen thanks again for your input.

                      S Panem Bohem,

                      Vilo

                      ________________________________

                      From: Helen Fedor <helenfedor@...>

                      To: Slovak World <slovak-world@yahoogroups.com>

                      Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2012 4:50 PM

                      Subject: RE: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE

                      Vilo,Have the two men been in contact with UL'UV? If I'm not mistaken, they planned to do a survey and document all the kroje in the country. About 30 years ago, I was allowed to take photos of the drawings they'd made of the traditional kroje in my two ancestral villages (women's warm weather everyday, men's wintertime overcoats, etc.). I don't know if they ever published the materials as a book or series of books, but maybe they could see the original materials. H

                      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com

                      From: senzus@...

                      Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:32:21 -0700

                      Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE

                      Barbara,

                      It is sad and the same thing is occurring in Slovakia. In "My Town", Kúty, Zahorie, Western Slovakia

                      In January, I received emails from two men, Richard Drs~ka Drrrsh-kah] and Filip Hus~t'ava [Huhshtya-vah], requesting Photos of original kroje and other historical info from our immegrants here in Johnstown, NY. Their intention is to preserve them, locally in a yet to be built museum. Richard is employed in the Zahorie muzeum in Skalica [Skahlee-tsah]. They are working with people from
                      Moravia who are expert in Kroje making and preservation.

                      On Thursday, I was reading news from our kuty.sk site and saw that Filip has scheduled a gathering of youth, to teach our traditional Polka and Waltz waltz. He wants them to be prepared for dancing during our Hody [Hoh-dee] the yearly celebration of the consecration of our church, (ST. Josephs), held on the weekend closest to the feast of Our Lady of Snows, (Panenka Maria Sniez~u) (August 5th).

                      I hope that this preservation work will occur in communities all over Slovakia, preserving our beautiful cultural heritage.

                      Barbara, you are to be commended for your contributions and I would suggest you let the kids know how hurt your feelings are.

                      S Panem Bohom,

                      Vilo

                      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com

                      Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2012 5:48 PM

                      Subject: [Slovak-World] SLOVAK HERITAGE

                      All my ancestors are from Slovakia,I am second and third generation american. I have 4 sisters we do live far apart. I have 6 grown children. We grew up with Christmas and Easter Slovak traditions and food alike through out the year. I have raised my children with the traditions and the food in which I still make today. I have never been to Slovakia finances set me back from going.But I love to draw and have drawn many a scenery from pictures of Slovakia. I also listen to Slovak folk music and do much embroidery.I even made an heirloom wallhanging of the villages and pictures of the ancestors. My next attempt is to try Pysanky eggs. I have taught my daughters to cook,sew,other various crafts, housekeep,garden. I do have many documents
                      of my ancestors including a 1857 book in the Czech language "Life of Jesus Christ" that my great grandfather brought here. What bothers me is that none of my children are interested in our heritage as well as my sisters.

                      And I live here in rural Kentucky so not too many people care either.Can anyone give me some suggestions. I love my heritage and I think it is important it has such a beautiful culture and I am afraid that it is dying out in this family. Messages in this topic (13)

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                    • votrubam
                      ... That s what it is in Polish, too (marchew/marchewka). Both marchevka and mrkva, as well as the (north and east) German Mo hre (earlier also Morke/Mokra),
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                        > What struck me about the name Marchevka is that,
                        > in the Zemplin dialect (one of the eastern ones, as
                        > is the Spis~ dialect), it means 'carrot'.

                        That's what it is in Polish, too (marchew/marchewka). Both marchevka and mrkva, as well as the (north and east) German Mo"hre (earlier also Morke/Mokra), are linked to an old word for "root." The word used in the sense of "carrot" probably went from Germanic to Slavic (the -v- was added in Slavic declensions and eventually migrated to the nominative).


                        Martin
                      • Peter M
                        Well that s fascinating and very significant to the work I m doing. So Marchevka (root meaning root ) has been otherwise spelt as Marhefka, which I assumed to
                        Message 11 of 20 , Jul 5 6:39 PM
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                          Well that's fascinating and very significant to the work I'm doing.
                          So Marchevka (root meaning 'root') has been otherwise spelt as Marhefka, which I assumed to be of German origin from Mähren. If Marhefka means something else, then I'd be interested in that very much.

                          Thanks

                          Peter M.

                          --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "votrubam" <votrubam@...> wrote:
                          >
                          > > What struck me about the name Marchevka is that,
                          > > in the Zemplin dialect (one of the eastern ones, as
                          > > is the Spis~ dialect), it means 'carrot'.
                          >
                          > That's what it is in Polish, too (marchew/marchewka). Both marchevka and mrkva, as well as the (north and east) German Mo"hre (earlier also Morke/Mokra), are linked to an old word for "root." The word used in the sense of "carrot" probably went from Germanic to Slavic (the -v- was added in Slavic declensions and eventually migrated to the nominative).
                          >
                          >
                          > Martin
                          >
                        • votrubam
                          ... Impossible; no historical or linguistic grounds for assuming that. It is a Polish and East-Slovak word for carrot (it may also occur as a regional
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                            > Marhefka, which I assumed to be of German origin from Mähren.

                            Impossible; no historical or linguistic grounds for "assuming" that. It is a Polish and East-Slovak word for "carrot" (it may also occur as a regional word elsewhere in the Slavic-speaking area). The meaning "root" was only present in old-Old German, and had already shifted to "carrot" by the Middle German period, but German never had the -v- in it -- that was inserted after the word entered the Slavic languages. The family name Marhefka means "carrot" and is Slavic in origin.


                            Martin
                          • Peter M
                            Thanks Martin. I m happy that s been cleared up. Peter M.
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                              Thanks Martin. I'm happy that's been cleared up.
                              Peter M.

                              --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "votrubam" <votrubam@...> wrote:
                              >
                              > > Marhefka, which I assumed to be of German origin from Mähren.
                              >
                              > Impossible; no historical or linguistic grounds for "assuming" that. It is a Polish and East-Slovak word for "carrot" (it may also occur as a regional word elsewhere in the Slavic-speaking area). The meaning "root" was only present in old-Old German, and had already shifted to "carrot" by the Middle German period, but German never had the -v- in it -- that was inserted after the word entered the Slavic languages. The family name Marhefka means "carrot" and is Slavic in origin.
                              >
                              >
                              > Martin
                              >
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