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Romani has many dialects and no standard written form.

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"This course of Romani language lessons is aimed at non-Romanies who want to learn Romani, and also at Romani people who wish to re-learn their ancestral language in its modern form. Romani has many dialects and no standard written form; this course is based on the Romani language as spoken by the Kalderash Roma in Europe, the US, Canada, and Latin America - a native speaker of a particular Kalderash dialect can usually converse fluently with any other Kalderash speaker. Kalderash-Romani belongs to the Vlax-Romani group of dialects which evolved in central Europe before spreading all over the world. Speakers of Vlax-Romani dialects far outnumber speakers of any other Romani dialect worldwide. The phonetic system used is based on English and is designed to be understood by English speakers, and any grammatical and linguistic terms are clearly explained." "Eighteen lessons take the student from the basic declensions of verbs and nouns, gradually building up vocabulary and grammar; through to the later lessons which fill in the subtler points of this rich language. Romani is a living language, borrowing vigorously from the languages of the countries where its native speakers find themselves. Quotations from native speakers are printed throughout the book to give a flavour of authenticity, as are poems, songs, proverbs and folk tales which the student will gradually be able to understand." "Bibliographer Edward Proctor has provided a comprehensive list of source materials for further study of Kalderash and related dialects for the interested student."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Learn Romani
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Ronald Lee
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

"This course of Romani language lessons is aimed at non-Romanies who want to learn Romani, and also at Romani people who wish to re-learn their ancestral language in its modern form. Romani has many dialects and no standard written form; this course is based on the Romani language as spoken
Learn Romani
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Ronald Lee
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-08-01 - Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

Following 18 carefully structured lessons, this Romani language primer explores the vocabulary and grammar of the Kalderash Roma in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Designed for beginner students, this course reference begins with the basic verbs and nouns and builds through to the subtler grammatical necessities of
Lifelong Learning and the Roma Minority in Central and Eastern Europe
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Andrea Óhidy, Katalin R. Forray
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-30 - Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

This book discusses the current educational climate and the impact of these policy measures for Roma people in eight Central and Eastern European countries. There is a severe lack of information about the Roma people in the public domain. This book seeks to raise awareness of this forgotten minority.
What is the Romani Language?
Language: en
Pages: 140
Authors: Milena Hubschmannova, Valdemar Kalinin, Donald Kenrick
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

This book deals with the Romani language. It does not teach the readers to speak the language. Rather, it deals with its origin, its current use and status, its beginning literature and films, and the way it is learned by children and much more. It shows that Romani is a
Romani in Britain: The Afterlife of a Language
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Yaron Matras
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-05 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Romani is one of Britain's oldest and most established minority languages. Brought to the country by Romani immigrants from continental Europe in the sixteenth century or even earlier, it was spoken in its old, inflected form as a family and community language until the second half of the nineteenth century,

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