August 12, 2014
Many years ago I had an American-Hungarian friend. She insisted that Hungarian was “different” and resembled no other language in Europe. Since I was a young man who thought he already knew everything, I doubted my friend’s characterization of her language.
Hungary lies in the middle of Central Europe. Certainly the language is in some way similar to her neighbors’. Surely Hungarian is related to Slovakian Slavic, or Romanian Romance, or Austrian Germanic?
Well I was dead wrong!