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KÖZ – The magic of Hungarian language

KÖZ – The magic of Hungarian language

The language we use determines the way of our thinking and our approach to the world. Also, formation of languages were driven by the way of thinking and approach to the world in ancient times. Those who speak a language just use it, but are not necessarily aware of the roots that formed it. I speak Hungarian. The Hungarian language, also known as “Magyar,” has a unique structure of root words that create a rich and complex meaning. This structure allows for the analysis of connections between phenomena that were seen as related in ancient times, as various forms of the same root word were used to describe them during the language’s development. I gladly show the reader some of these root words. Hoping that you will enjoy the read and that gives you wow-s and maybe you also find similarities to your language.

Hungarian is an agglutinating language. It glues words together, or glues additions to a certain word, forming the specific meaning this way. Most of the root words are not used alone, but the words what are based on them show their meaning. Another of these ancient root words is the KÖZ. It is root for expressions describing space among objects, and phenomenons, and closure. Also basic element for expressions connected community and many more. Let’s see its linguistic universe.

HungarianEnglishComment
Köz(small) intervalThe narrow area or space between two objects
KözSmall short street, lane 
KözPublic (in a more elevated tone)Almost only used when expressing action in public interest.
KözöttBetween, among 
KözelClose 
KözépMiddle 
KözpontCenterAlso used for HQ of organisations
KözéppontFocus, nucleus 
KözbenMeanwhile, during 
KözelbenNear 
KözeledikApproaching 
KöztesIntermediate 
KözepesModerate, Mediocre 
KözhelyTruism, Stereotype 
KözegMediumOnly used in academical context
KözvetítőMediator, middleman 
KözönyIgnorance, indifference 
KözbevetniTo put into a talk, to interrupt 
KözvetlenDirect, straightaway 
KözvetettIndirect 
KözösCommon, public 
KözösségCommunity 
KözségMunicipality, village 
KözönségAudience 
KözönségesOrdinary, regular, vulgar 
KözvéleményPublic opinion 
KöztársaságRepublic 
KözigazgatásPublic administration 
KözgazdaságEconomy 
KözvetíteniTo broadcast, to transmit 
KözépiskolaSecondary School 
KözmondásProverb 
KözlekedésTraffic 
KözjegyzőPublic notary 
KözokiratNotarial deed 
KözösülésSexual act (formal term) 
KözülünkFrom among us 
KözbelépniTo intervene 
KözismertNotorious 
Közkatona, KözlegényOrdinary soldier, Private 
KözkedveltPopular 
KözleményPublication 
KözlékenyCommunicative 
KözműPublic utility 
KözreműködniTo Contribute 
KözépszerűMediocre 
KözömbösIndifferent, Unconcerned 
KözjóCommonwealthJó = good
NemzetKÖZiInternationalNemzet = Nation
SzemKÖZtOpposite, FacingLiterally: Between eyes (Szem = eye)
EszKÖZTool 
TérKÖZSpaceNot used in astronomical context but for space between objects
SzóKÖZSpaceUsed only for typing (szó = word)
Közzé tenniTo publish 

I hope I could show another glance how interesting the logic of this language is. This logic forms the Hungarian „Közgondolkodás” (Common thinking) which makes it more evaluated.

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interested to know more about such content, found a bit similar to Mandarian.

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