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Old August 2nd, 2008, 12:25 PM   #1121
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how about Ravbarkomanda? it doesn't mean anything, but that name is

also, slovenian viaduct Bandera in croatian means, khm, i don't know the word, but that tiny tall thing that carries electric wires
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 12:59 PM   #1122
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how about Ravbarkomanda? it doesn't mean anything, but that name is
Actually it does mean something. This pass (on old road nearby) was in old times (300 or more years ago) important point for bandits (ravbar in old Slovene), which were making robberies of various transports over that pass, most important link between Vienna and Trieste at that time.
That pass then became known as Ravbarkomanda translated to something simmilar as bandit command
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 03:08 PM   #1123
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hehehe.... i never thought about english pronounciation... but it's true sounds like bitch
Never?

well, I think you've never heard about *******...
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 06:46 PM   #1124
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Lopata is "horse hoof" in Hungarian (it should be written Lópata BTW)
I do not want to scare the hell out of any of you guys, but talking about "lopata" -- "lapát" means ............... shovel in Hungarian! Now how about that?
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 07:12 PM   #1125
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lopata - lapát, the word has obviously slavic origin; funny thing is that szerda, csütörtök, péntek and szombat (wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday) are, too
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 09:22 PM   #1126
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Verso i think you need to give us some visual evidence, otherwise I'd have to agree with your countryman
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Old August 4th, 2008, 01:34 AM   #1127
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Actually it does mean something. This pass (on old road nearby) was in old times (300 or more years ago) important point for bandits (ravbar in old Slovene), which were making robberies of various transports over that pass, most important link between Vienna and Trieste at that time.
That pass then became known as Ravbarkomanda translated to something simmilar as bandit command
interesting
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Old August 4th, 2008, 12:29 PM   #1128
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@Verso

You really are a highway nutter

I shall never question you again oh freaky one
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Old August 4th, 2008, 05:20 PM   #1129
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lol Well, Vremenko was faster.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 08:19 PM   #1130
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lopata - lapát, the word has obviously slavic origin; funny thing is that szerda, csütörtök, péntek and szombat (wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday) are, too
(Saturday) - subota - szombat originates in Hebrew "sabbath", which got in many european languages through Latin. BTW the English "Saturday" is of Latin origin as well, - "day of Saturn". The others you mention - mainly slavic numbers - are in fact of slavic origin in Hungarian. (Just like thousands of other words.)
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Old August 4th, 2008, 08:40 PM   #1131
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Murska Subota
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Old August 4th, 2008, 08:55 PM   #1132
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you know, prekmurian (muravidéki) dialect of slovene language has also lots of hungarian words in every day conversation (e.g. lekvár, kormány,...), but these words are slowly disappearing with the younger generations, which is sad.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 09:00 PM   #1133
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Kese you have just bring out memories to Versko
screw you, Versko

Kese: slovenian is sobota, sobota, and that's why Murska Subota, pardon Murska Sobota
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Old August 5th, 2008, 12:18 AM   #1134
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Well, my city gets misspellt all the time, so it's a kinda pleasure to see others misspellt too.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 03:12 AM   #1135
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OK, I wasn't making any references to Slovenian, let alone "Muraszombat", I just referred to Slavic languages in general. I think in this word "sobota" pronounciationwise a-o-u alternates in them. But correct me, if I am wrong. In LjubLjana we Hung.s have a tendency to skip "L" because no living person can pronounce 3 consonants in a row. (In ancient Hung - and all other Finno-Ugric languages - the pattern was 1 consonant/1 vowel. Btw our favourite is "Krk", which sounds exactly what it looks like, a piece of stone under your teeth. (I know it is Croatian.)
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can you pronounce čmrlj (a bumble-bee)
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can you pronounce čmrlj (a bumble-bee)
this word is so funny btw we in croatian also have some consonant groups in words, for instance, stršljen (hornet)
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Old August 6th, 2008, 12:34 PM   #1138
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can you pronounce čmrlj (a bumble-bee)
OMG, no way

My fave is the small town of Vrbnik on Krk island
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Šentvid tunnel closed again. This time a piece of concrete fell on a car with German license plates. Luckily no one was injured.



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