OT: anyone speak Hungarian?

HSchinske at aol.com HSchinske at aol.com
Thu Dec 16 17:39:02 EST 2004

Does anyone on the list speak Hungarian? I have just done a rather silly 
thing. I was in a secondhand store recently and got a couple of little ceramic 
cups with a mysterious saying on them. Through Googling I am pretty sure that it 
must be Hungarian, but that's it. I was going to give them to my husband just 
for fun, but I don't want to do that without knowing what they say. The words 
are, if I am transcribing correctly, "Igyal, Igyal, engem is kinalj!" with 
acute accents over the A in Igyal and kinalj. 

I now feel that buying them was probably a stupid thing to do, but maybe he 
will think it is funny after all. At any rate he may think *I* am funny. I 
picked them up assuming they would have some Norwegian or Swedish expression on 
them (I live in a heavily Scandinavian neighborhood), and did rather a 

I did try an online Hungarian-English dictionary already, with no luck. I 
mean, the words were in there, more or less, but I couldn't make anything of 

Helen Schinske


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