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  Overview of the Slovak Language to Help You Learn Slovak
Slovak is a member of the West Slavic branch of the Indo-European language family.
Two other things to note about Slovak pronunciation are that stress always falls on the first syllable of a word and that a syllable with a long vowel sound cannot be followed by another syllable with a long vowel sound in the same word.
Slovak verbs are conjugated to show tense and to match their subjects in person and number.
www.transparent.com /languagepages/Slovak/overview.htm   (481 words)

 History of Slovakia - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
In the revolution of 1848-49 the Slovaks took the side of the Austrians in order to promote their separation from the Kingdom of Hungary within the Austrian monarchy, but they did not achieve this aim.
Slovaks saw in the trend towards representative democracy a possibility of easing ethnic oppression and a break-through into renewed political activity.
On August 29, 1944, 60,000 Slovak troops, guerilla forces and members of the general population, organized by the underground opposition, rose up against the Nazis coming to occupy the country in what became known as the Slovak National Uprising.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/History_of_Slovakia   (6450 words)

 History of Slovak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Slovak language arises from the language of the Sloviene (i.
The rise of the Slovak language, just as that of other Slavic languages, can be shifted back to the 6th and 7th century, but the general consensus of Slavic linguists is that it was only in the 10th century that the Slavic languages were different enough to define them as separate languages.
Young Slovak Lutheran Protestants, led by Ľudovít Štúr, decide to establish and discuss the central Slovak dialect as the new Slovak language standard (instead of both Bernolák’s language used by the Catholics and the Czech language used by older Slovak Lutheran Protestants).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_the_Slovak_language   (1449 words)

 Links from the Slovak Embassy
The history of Slovakia is, therefore, the history of a European region.
Alexander Dubček, the Slovak reform communist and the symbol of the “Prague spring” was replaced in April 1969 by Gustáv Husák.
In July 1992 the Slovak National Council adopted Declaration on Slovak Sovereignty, on 1 September was adopted Slovak Constitution, in the end of November the Federal Assembly in Prague voted for cease of the federation.
www.slovakembassy-us.org /history.html   (7611 words)

 Slovak_language information. LANGUAGE SCHOOL EXPLORER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Slovak (slovenčina, slovenský jazyk) is an Indo-European language belonging to the West Slavic languages (together with Czech, Polish and Sorbian).
Slovak linguists do not usually use IPA for phonetic transcription (neither for the Slovak language, nor for other common languages), but rather their own system based on the Slovak alphabet.
Slovak is most apparently related to Czech in written form (because the Slovak literary language spelling was inspired by Czech spelling), but differs from it both phonetically and grammatically.
www.school-explorer.com /Slovak   (4415 words)

 Slovakia.ORG History
During the 18th century, a Slovak national movement was founded with the aim of fostering a sense of national identity among the Slovak people.
The Slovak economy was more agrarian and less developed than its Czech counterpart; the majority of Slovaks were practicing Catholics while the Czech leadership believed in limiting the power of the church, and the Slovak people had generally less education and experience with self-government than the Czechs.
Slovak resentment over what was perceived to be economic and political domination by the Czechs led to increasing dissatisfaction with the federation and growing support for extreme nationalist movements.
www.slovakia.org /history5.htm   (770 words)

 history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Throughout their history the Slovaks have proved that they are a people with great resilience and a desire to be free.
The Hungarians banned the use of the Slovak language, closed Slovak schools, and even forced families to change their names in an attempt to dispel all remnants of Slovak culture.
Slovaks wanted a confederation with more control while the Czechs argued that a federation, with two provincial governments in the Czech and Slovak lands was the way to go.
www.unc.edu /~michalka/slovakia/history.html   (1304 words)

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Czech and Slovak Language and History Classes The Czech and Slovak Language School will hold registration for its fall semester language and history classes Saturday, September 7, 2002, 8:30 a.m.
Rev. Michael Rokos (410-366-6016) is president of the Czech and Slovak Heritage Association, and Lois Hybl (410-243-1710) serves as education chair.
The language school is open to anyone — elementary students to elders — interested in learning about the Czech and Slovak languages, history, and culture.
www.slovakculture.org /pr-clpref02.doc   (237 words)

 Slovak history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The most important Slovak representative was Milan Rastislav Stefanik, French citizen of Slovak origin, who as a French general and leading representative of the Czecho-Slovak National Council based in Paris, made a decisive contribution to the success of the Czecho-Slovak cause.
The national campaign amongst Slovak inhabitants was hindered by the fact that the Hungarian government had increased harassment of Slovaks during the war.
Because of their economic differences, Czechs and Slovaks held opposing views about the appropriate pace and nature of economic reform; they also disagreed about how power should be divided between the federal and republic-level governments.
www.our-slovakia.com /slovak-history.html   (5511 words)

 linguistics slovak language resources
This Slovak language page is presented as an additional supplement for Linguistic Anthropology General Resources.
__ "Slovak (slovenc(ina, slovenský jazyk) is an Indo-European language belonging to the West Slavic languages (together with Czech, Polish and Sorbian).
Slovak is especially close to Czech." You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials.
www.archaeolink.com /slovak_language.htm   (169 words)

All schools where the language of instruction is a national minority language are staffed with qualified teachers, whose professional growth and qualification is secured by legislation through various forms of training at the level of the State Pedagogical Institute in Bratislava and methodical centers in the SR.
Measures shall be taken in the field of education, promotion of culture, history, language and religion, teacher preparation, support of equal opportunities for education at all levels for minority representatives.
The aim of this amendment was to start teaching history and geography in Slovak language only at all schools, including schools with the teaching language of national minorities.
www.minelres.lv /reports/slovakia/NGO/slovakia_NGO.htm   (6041 words)

 Whiz Kid Technomagic Guide to Slovak Alphabet
However, because Slovak, unlike English, uses the rule “Píš, ako počuješ” (write as you hear), the 26 characters of standard Roman alphabet are not enough to represent every phoneme of the Slovak tongue.
In Slovak, the use of commas and points is the exact opposite of English: Slovak uses a decimal comma, and separates thousands by a point.
The difference between the short and long vowels in Slovak is not in the quality of the sound but in its duration in time: The long vowels are enunciated in approximately tripple the time of the short ones (or so insisted my first acting tutor).
www.whizkidtech.redprince.net /ISO-8859-2/sk.html   (2086 words)

 Slovak Cultural Center - Museum and Library
Currently, American Slovaks are relocating to Florida in large numbers and Slovak Garden, particularly the Archive, is being recognized and respected as a true cultural center.
A large Slovak map on the wall of the library will help locate the city or town where our ancestors, parents and grandparents were born and lived and also what costumes they wore in the various areas.
This is definite proof that Slovaks living in the heart of Europe have known agriculture as early as the 5th century.
www.iarelative.com /flslovak/museum.htm   (1007 words)

 Introduction To Slovak Language
is the official language of the Slovak Republic.
It is estimated that over one third of all Slovaks in the world do not live within the borders of the current Slovak Republic.
This is not a self-study course and does not try to teach the Slovak Language but presents the language in a way that allows one to be able to at least learn the alphabet and some phraseology addressing the typical needs of an individual visiting Slovakia today or interating with a Slovak individual.
www.slovak.com /language/index.html   (251 words)

 Why Study Slovak?
As the most central of Slavic languages, Slovak is a valuable key to communicating with others in Central and Eastern Europe.
Slovak can be helpful for art history, business, diplomacy, engineering, humanities, law, philosophy, political science, technology (including computer science), religious studies majors, and students of the natural sciences.
Slovak is an excellent choice for Business majors wishing to tap into the as-of-yet unsaturated markets of Central and Eastern European countries.
www.jcu.edu /language/Why_Slovak.htm   (255 words)

 SLAVISM.COM - Slavs and Slavic World - Slovak Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Our mission is to concentrate information about the Slavic history (particulary ancient and medieval), the development of Slavic languges, and to provide resources for linguists and language students.
The Slovak language holds a central position among Slavic languages.
It is a west Slavic language, but in the east it borders on Ukrainian and Ruthenian and, before the arrival of Magyars (Hungarians) in the Danube basin, it had direct ties with the south Slavic languages (especially Slovene), some of whose features it has retained to this day.
www.slavism.com   (218 words)

 History - Eastern Slovakia
The twentieth century history of this history is quite complex and thus this material is of an introductory nature only.
The second Slovak Republic and first Czech Republic are formed, with a new constitution and parliamentary democracy government are installed.
History of the Ulič Valley - A 2002 rewrite
www.iabsi.com /gen/public/history.htm   (2406 words)

 Guide to Slovakia - Slovensko.com
Slovak Republic is a country located in Central Europe, surrounded by the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary and Austria.
Learn more about Slovakia, its history, economy, culture and people in our guide.
Magnificient mountains, plains and rivers, historical towns and remarkable cultural events make Slovakia a country worth the visit.
www.slovensko.com   (122 words)

 Eastern Slovakia, Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn Genealogy Research
Slovak Rusyns to Romania - A study about the settling in the 17th and 18th centuries of Rusyns in the districts Ugocsa and Szatmar, Romania, being presented between 26-29 November 1998, at Satu-Mare District Museum at the Rumanian-Ukrainian historical seminar.
Slovak Roots - Getting Started, A Guide for Researching Your Roots in the Slovak and Czech Republics by John A. Hudick, is required reading for anyone doing Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn family histories.
In 1930, Slovaks from Cleveland, Ohio were members of or sponsors for the printing of religious book and music in the Slovak language by the Sv.
www.iarelative.com /slovaki2.htm   (4171 words)

"Slovensko" in the native language of Slovak, officially named the Slovak Republic, the country enjoys moderate weather and a prime map location, bridging east and west.
Slovakia's capital city Bratislava is a growing hub of culture, as well as the national seat of politics and business.
Slovakia's history as a meeting point of many cultures brought it both the wealth needed to build these structures, and the battles fought between and around them.
www.slovakia.com   (590 words)

In the Slovak Language, the feminine form of a surname usually is modified with a suffix.
When searching for Slovak surnames, ensure that both forms are checked.
As a general rule, names on forms written after 1918 use the Slovak style, while those prior most often used Magyar (Hungarian) language rules.
www.iabsi.com /gen/public/language.htm   (262 words)

 Our Slovak Language Products
Learning to speak Slovak has never been easier, quicker or more fun.
teaches you to the language, in context, using an extensive variety of interactive learning activities.
will help you explode through the language barrier to immediately speak, read and understand.
www.transparent.com /languagepages/slovak/products.htm   (280 words)

 UCLA Language Materials Project Language Profiles Page
To search for language resources, select a language, material type, and level from the menus below.
Each Language Profile includes information about the historical, cultural, and social roots of the language, a map showing where the language is spoken, basic facts about the grammar, writing systems, and history of the language, and a wealth of other sociolinguistic information.
Each page also includes contains links to the LMP citations for that language and a list of websites of interest to teachers and learners of the language.
www.lmp.ucla.edu /profiles/profs02.htm   (132 words)

 Slovak Studies Association - Bibliography of Fr. Gerald J. Sabo, S. J.
Forthcoming 2006/7, A History of Slovak Literature to the 1840’s, co-author with Jozef Minárik.
1994, “From ‘Jesuit Slovak’ to ‘Cultural Slovak’: An Aspect of the History of the Slovak Language.” East/West Education, Vol.
2004, History of the Slovaks of Cleveland and Lakewood, Jan Pankuch, trans.
www.as.uky.edu /ssa/biblio/biblio_sabo-2.htm   (1047 words)

 Slovak Translation - Translate Slovak Language Translator
Our Slovak translation services will help you maximize your global strategy.
LeoSam Translations's Slovak translation teams are professional linguists performing translation from English to Slovak and Slovak to English for a variety of documents in various industries including:
The original Slavic population settled the general territory of Slovakia in the 5th century.
www.translation-services-usa.com /languages/slovak.shtml   (367 words)

 Gary D. Cepko   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Attending Slovak cultural functions throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Preparing Slovak bake goods and meals and sharing them with friends and family.
In 1981, I participated in the Summer Language Program of Comenius University in Bratislava, the capitol of the Slovak Republic.
www.nsslife.com /cepko.htm   (173 words)

 Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh
Specialties: Russian cultural and intellectual history; 19th- and 20th-century novel and novel theory; Dostoevsky; literary and critical theory; 20th-century drama; Russian visual and popular culture; history of Russo-Soviet film.
Specialties: Slovak studies -- language, history, literature, culture; Slovak and West Slavic linguistics; Communism and its collapse in Central Europe.
Courses Regularly Taught: A Cultural History of Slovakia; Slovak and Czech Cinema; A Survey of Slovak Literature and Culture; Slovak language.
www.pitt.edu /~slavic/faculty.html   (1011 words)

 Slovakia - Heart of Europe: The Online Slovak Store
Here you can choose from a wide range of Slovak books, including travel, history and language books; Slovak CDs and Videos; and various other types of Slovakia themed gifts.
We also present to you the SHoE Online Store, where you can buy totally original products that have either a Slovakia theme or are merchandise featuring logos or photos from the Slovakia - Heart of Europe shop.
Slovak to English and English to Slovak Translations
www.heartofeurope.co.uk /shop.htm   (217 words)

 Film Studies: University of Pittsburgh
Martin Vortruba specializes in Slovak studies—language, history, literature, culture; Slovak and West Slavic linguistics; Communism and its collapse in Central Europe.
His representative publications include: "Trends in 20th Century Slovak Filmmaking," Slovakia Vol.
He regularly teaches A Cultural History of Slovakia; Slovak and Czech Cinema; A Survey of Slovak Literature and Culture; Slovak language.
www.pitt.edu /AFShome/f/i/filmst/public/html/faculty/vortruba.html   (129 words)

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