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From: Adina Alexander <>
Subject: Re: [HUNGARY-L] Terms of endearment
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 12:51:38 -0500
Well, I know of one term of endearment, which is probably obvious to many,
but I'll mention it anyway! My great-grandmother was always called "Mamika"
(pronounced MAH-MEE-KAH) by my father, and that pretty much became her name
in the family!
- Adina Alexander
Hungarian/Romanian Surnames: ALEXANDER, ROSNER, KLEIN, FISCHER, ROSENBAUM
On 11/29/02 5:11 AM, "" <> wrote:
> To the "rescue", AGAIN !
> Thanks for the response, I have been TRYING to remember, for so long...
> Sometimes we HEAR things, pronounced, and never know how to SPELL them !
> As was the case - here.
> PLEASE thank your son, as HE had been the "translator" of the AUDIBLE - to
> VISUAL, which YOU provided.
> - - -
> Got any more that you are willing to share ? (without getting TOO "detailed")
> ( _
>>> I seem to recall (years ago) that when my parents spoke with each other,
>>> used a few fond terms which I cannot seem to recall the meaning - in
>>> One SOUNDED like "MAYZEM".
>>> Can SK(Hungarian)S please set me straight on it's meaning, and possibly the
>>> CORRECT spelling ?
>>> Are there other terms that someone would like to SHARE ?
>>> (With their English translations.)
>>> ( _
>> Hi Steve,
>> just figured it out when my son pronounced the phonetic word for me!:-)
>> Mézem: means (my) honey.
>> Equinunk, PA - USA
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