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. :)