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Re: Codename "de" (was Re: Country names in national languages)

From:Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 14, 2002, 19:08
On Mon, 13 May 2002, P. M. Arktayg wrote:

> >> What are [e'] and [a']? Fast typing? > > > I can't reproduce accented letters in this bloody mail prog, so I use ' > > for acute accent, " for diaresis and double acute. > > I guessed but I meant the pronunciation -- you wrote [e'], [a'] instead of > [e:], [a:]. By the way, can you describe me all Hungarian vowels? >
Aha I understand what you're saying. In the square brackets where I wrote the pronunciation I did indeed use [e:] and [a:], only my ascii-ification of the Hungarian orthography used the _e'_ and _a'_.
> >> Maybe something to do with mountains called in Polish, Slovak and Czech > >> _Tatry_. > > > Hm. Maybe, but we have also the Ma'tra, and there was the Fa'tra too in > > addition to Ta'tra... > > I have just seen it but what you mean? Are _tátra_, _mátra_ and _fátra_ > Hungarian words or Slavonic words? I was looking for this but... _nincs > találat_. :) >
I have no clue what they are; they don't have any meaning in Hungarian apart from being names for the mountains so I would guess they are Slavonic, but even then it must be something unique to West Slavonic because I can't think of any cognates in Serbian. Gah, this took me so long to type, making typos left right and center - over the past few weeks I've gotten so used to the keyboard on the Commodore C=64 that this "normal" PC keyboard looks like a disaster. :) ---ferko


P. M. Arktayg <pmva@...>Hungarian and Slavonic (was: Codename "de")