Talk:Slovakia

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Landlocked country, landlocked state[edit]

I would like to remove "landlocked country" remark, as it is the repetition of already mentioned landlocked state in the previous sentence. It doesn't sound good when same things are repeated several times. Can you just leave the word "country" instead. Thank you.

The greater coat of arms[edit]

Hi, I would just like to point out this file: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Slovakia_coat_of_arms_big.svg It is the greater arms of Slovakia and I think it is a shame it is not included on this page. I will also mention this in the Coat of arms of Slovakia page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Avenflight (talkcontribs) 18:28, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Actually it is not. Constitution never mentions it and neither has any mention of motto as is written on that "coat of arms". EllsworthSK (talk) 16:46, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
I was assured by a Slovak (judging by your name you are too) that it is and that it is from some official Slovakian documents but I don't know from first hand.

Avenflight (talkcontribs) 18:28, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

He was wrong. Constitution mentions coat of arms, flag, vertical flag, presidential standard and anthem. This is custom made, I saw it several years ago. The motto is actually from Psalm 72. The man who made it says it is registered on heraldic bureau, but there is no law which mentions anything like that and is such it cannot be official state symbol. EllsworthSK (talk) 00:41, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 27 March 2013[edit]

Please change GDP numbers to reflect British decimal usage (as do all other country pages)

GDP (PPP) 2012 estimate

-  Total   $132,384 billion[3]

GDP (nominal) 2012 estimate

-  Total   $91,186 billion[3]


should be


GDP (PPP) 2012 estimate

-  Total   $132.384 billion[3]
GDP (nominal)   2012 estimate
-       Total   $91.186 billion[3]

Thanks, Brett Pappenheim2 (talk) 20:44, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Jared Preston (talk) 21:16, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 29 May 2013[edit]

Footnotes for statement that Slovakia is in Central Europe are incorrect. Footnote 6 has link to nonexistent web page(404) and content of link in footnote 5 places Slovakia to Eastern Europe. 212.47.11.2 (talk) 12:26, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Done. I pulled an old version of the dead link out of the Wayback Machine, so that should be working now. For future reference: while I see that this has been the subject of some discussion in the past, both sources quite clearly place Slovakia in Eastern Europe, so I made the change. If it should say Central Europe, this article needs to have a citation that backs that up. Thanks! --ElHef (Meep?) 14:08, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

20 distinctive characters in the Slovak alphabet?[edit]

I'm not an expert on linguistics, but the second half of the following statement doesn't ring true.

The Slovak alphabet has 46 characters, of which 20 are distinctive.

Perhaps more information needs to be included (perhaps in Slovak alphabet), or maybe this phrase should just be removed. --Berkland (talk) 14:50, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

It is true. I am not Slovak, I am Czech but we share 99% of these, ranging from ě š č ř ž all the way to ch (yes, a letter in it's own right). --Avenflight (talk) 14:37, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
I'm not sure you understand me. I believe there are really 46 characters. I don't understand the phrase "of which 20 are distinctive" --Berkland (talk) 15:07, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
They presumably meant that 20 of them are digraphs or contain diacritics, distinguishing them from the basic 26 letter Latin alphabet. I agree the link to distinctive feature is confusing so I have reworded it. - filelakeshoe (t / c) 15:37, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

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