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By Yaron Matras

Romani is certainly one of Britain's oldest and so much proven minority languages. dropped at the rustic via Romani immigrants from continental Europe within the 16th century or maybe prior, it was once spoken in its previous, inflected shape as a kin and group language till the second one 1/2 the 19th century, whilst it yielded to English. yet even after its decline because the daily language of English and Welsh Gypsies, Romani maintains to outlive within the kind of a vocabulary that's used to precise an 'emotive mode' of verbal exchange between staff participants. This ebook examines British Romani in its historic context and in its present-day shape, drawing on recordings and interviews with audio system. It records the Romani vocabulary and its utilization styles in dialog, providing perception into the methods of language dying and language revitalization. the quantity contains an intensive lexicon of Angloromani as a beneficial reference.

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