is this Hungarian?
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aivars  Identity Verified
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Aug 1, 2003

Excuse me for using English in this post. We have got a series of handwritten notes that are supposed to belong to the Austrian-Hungarian period.
Some notes look as some kind of German and the others are supposed to be Hungarian.
I had uploaded a scan of the Hungarian-like notes on our server.
http://www.aabx.com.ar/samples/Austrian_Hungarian.pdf

I need your help to attest whether this is Hungarian and whether it's easy to translate [regardless of the bad quality of the printouts]
thanks in advance


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Kathrin.B  Identity Verified
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Yes, it is. - No, it isn't Aug 1, 2003



[Edited at 2003-08-01 19:29]


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Kathrin.B  Identity Verified
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Yes, it is. - No, it isn't Aug 1, 2003

Yes, it is Hungarian. It might be a letter or even a poetry.
You can see deca-, hendeca- and dodecasyllabells and even rhymes – in Hungarian of course.
The period, you’ve assumed, seems to be right.
Although there are some words that are difficult to see, the text can be read quite well.
Even though are there some archaic phrases in it, it isn't seems to be difficult to translate.

Is it OK?

Cheers

Kathrin


[Edited at 2003-08-01 19:33]


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Erika Pavelka  Identity Verified
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It is Hungarian Aug 1, 2003

This is Hungarian, but the handwriting and scan make it hard to read in some spots.

I wouldn't assume it would be too difficult to translate, provided that the text is legible.

HTH,

Erika


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xxxErika P  Identity Verified
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Hungarian text Aug 1, 2003

...and yes, it’s fairly simple, as others have already stated. To me, it reads like a scholarly attempt to write a folk-song, or dabblings in poetry "folklore style." The style of simple lyrics also reminds me of the text embroided on a kitchen wall tapestry, once fashionable among the Hungarian petit bourgeois (now the epitome of kitsch.)

Good luck with your project!

E.


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