Re: [Slovak-World] Related nations, to Frank
- Dear David,
It is not possible to tell, where it originates from, but my book says, that the surname Kuchta comes straight from the word kuchta, which is slavic or slovak, and means kitchen apprentice.
There you go.
For the Zloch I already told you.
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Sent: Friday, April 30, 2004 8:53 PM
Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Related nations, to Frank
Vlad: Now I think I found out the answer as to why there are so many Kuchta
families in Austria. I was always thinking that maybe, my name Kuchta
originated in Austria and that it wasn't necessarily a Slovak name. Now, I
think that these were Slovaks that lived in that land before the Austrians
took a foot hold. What do you think?
At 02:47 PM 4/30/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>Thanks for your note concerning the venetian grammar. I think it answers
>something which has puzzled me for a long time.
>Some 40 or more years ago I was asked to fill in as an emergency best man for
>a wedding when the brother of the intended bride could not get off from
>school at the Air Force Academy. The wedding was held in a Slovenian
>was the ethnicity of the bride's parents.
>As I was walking around the church I was amazed that I could read all the
>writing on the walls, ceiling and windows. It was so much like Slovak
>that I was
>shocked when they told me that it was Slovenian. My Slovak is far from
>perfect since I haven't really heard the language spoken except sparesly
>50 years or more. But I could easily read all the writing in the church.
>I think you have explained to me the reason. On looking at a map I was
>wondering how a country which is cut off from Slovakia by another country
>have such similarities in the language.
>Thank you again, Vladimir.
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