"Patrick Andries" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have an old banknote from Austria-Hungary. I believe it to be an
> interesting multilingual document. (See
> http://hapax.iquebec.com/hapax/images/autriche-hongrie-vignette.jpg .)
> Next to German, eight other languages mention the value of the banknote.
> There is no trace of Hungarian, which is interesting. Did Transleithania end
> Cisleithania have different banknotes? The red overprint mentions
> Deutschösterreich, when was this added ? After 1919 ? If prior, is it the
> same as Cisleithania ?
> What are the eight languages mentioned ? At this stage, I have the
> following possibilities :
> left 1 : tisíc = czech or slovak right 1 : tisoc = slovenian
> left 2 : tisiac = polish right 2 : hiljada = croatian
> left 3 : tisiatch = ukrainian right 3 : hiljada = serbian
> left 4 : mille = italian right 4 : una mie = rumanian
> Is this right ?
> I have a similar problem identifying the languages of a Yugoslav banknote.
> See last example on the following page with several multilingual banknote
> images http://hapax.iquebec.com/hapax/billets-de-banque.htm . Beware, the
> page was quickly put together and contains lots of large images. The
> Yugoslav banknote mentions 3 (bank's name and city of Belgrad) to 4
> languages (value and governor's title), which one are there ?
I am passing the following response on from a banknote enthusiast (not me),
since anything is more fun than language tagging :-)
N.B. I am far from any linguistic competence.
Tisic is Czech and Slovakian
Tysiac is Polish today
tisiatch = Ukrainian seems likely (I see it in Cyrillic)
mille = Italian
tisoc = Slovenian
una mie = Romanian
I have the original note before the overprint... This is a common note
that was overprinted and issued in 1919 with this overprint presumably as
a result of the dissolution of the Empire. Similar notes were issued for
the new Yugoslavia as well since it had also been a part of the Austrian/
Hungarian Empire. Originally these notes came out in 1902 for the entire
Empire. In addition, some Asian banknotes have many languages, such as
the colonial notes of India.
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