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Re: [Slovak-World] Question on word "Zlaty/zlata" for coinage

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  • Gerald J. Sabo
    Thanks, Helen, for this information. I just checked a Slovak-English dictionary from 1997 by Slovak Academic Press, and for Zlaty as a noun they have
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      Thanks, Helen, for this information. I just checked a
      Slovak-English dictionary from 1997 by Slovak Academic
      Press, and for "Zlaty" as a noun they have written: "gulden;
      hist. guilder, florin; vseob. [in general] gold coin"
      Thanks for Julie Michutka's and Helen's advice.
      Jerry Sabo

      ---- Original message ----
      >Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 08:29:09 -0400
      >From: "Helen Fedor" <hfed@...>
      >Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Question on word "Zlaty/zlata"
      for coinage
      >To: <Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com>
      >
      > Jerry,
      > In the translator's preface to "Slovak
      > History: Chronology &
      > Lexicon," David P. Daniel has this to say about
      > 'zlaty':
      >
      > "Even more challenging was finding suitable
      > translations for historical
      > terms, offices, and historical institutions. While
      > some terms, such as
      > gold piece ('zlaty') can be resolved using a
      > standard synonym (florin or
      > ducat, although these refer to different coins),
      > some terms defy simple
      > translation."
      >
      > Hope this helps,
      > Helen
      >
      > >>> gsabo@... 7/26/2004 8:54:19 PM >>>
      > I am working on a presentation about the Slovak
      > writer Jonas
      > Zaborsky, and read that he gave 2000 "zlatych"--gold
      > coins"?
      > to an institution. In today's language, how would
      > it be
      > best to translate the term in quotation marks: "gold
      > coins"
      > or is there a name for that particular monetary
      > unit?
      > Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
      > Thanks--Jerry
      > Sabo.
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