Discussion in 'Culture' started by sapienta, Oct 14, 2005.
little v should be above c, it is pronounced like cz in word czech (Čech)
Yes you're correct. I'm not sure if it's pronounced Kooch or rovskee
or Katch or rovskee
czech u is as u in put (short), e as e in set
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My grandmother's maiden name is Rauko.
sounds Japanese.. not Czech(at least to me)
Vocative of "rajka" - sacred amazonian bird?
well now it sounds a bit more Slovak..
My grandmother is way too white to be Japanese. Pehaps it is Rajko, just Americanized because that's what happens in the states.
I've got another uncommon name I'd like explained to me, if possible.
Based on phone records it appears to have an mark over the "i" to indicate a long i.
No living relative has any idea, the theories are as varied as the people I've asked.
From family I've heard its the name of a river, or relating to feet, from just a dictionary check I know there is a verb vahat' that could be related, that has several meanings.
Some older family members even thought it was made up, but there appears to be many listings for this name, primarily in Jicin, old and new, in northeast Czech Republic, Moravia?
If anyone has a strong feeling, I would appreciate input.
The relative frequency of surname "Vahalík" is 110 in 5000000.
In my opinion, the name is derived from the verb "váhat" = hesitate
"somebody who (often) hesitates"
other possibility: "váha" = scale, weighing-machine, weight
there is a river in Slovakia: "Váh"
Thank you very much for your reply, Karel!
Have the same opinion
And the verb váhat (= kolísat, to balance, to pendulate) is obviously derived from váha (= a balance, with a beam and two pans).
The Czech spelling of your surname is either Váhalík or Vahalík. There is also Váhal (= past participle of the verb váhat) which is commoner.
The connection with the river Váh is very unlikely.
Can anyone tell me what my maiden name Havrda means?
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