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By Yaron Matras

Romani is considered one of Britain's oldest and such a lot tested minority languages. delivered to the rustic by way of Romani immigrants from continental Europe within the 16th century or perhaps prior, it used to be spoken in its previous, inflected shape as a relations and neighborhood language till the second one half the 19th century, while 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 specific an 'emotive mode' of communique between crew individuals. This ebook examines British Romani in its historic context and in its present-day shape, drawing on recordings and interviews with audio system. It files the Romani vocabulary and its utilization styles in dialog, supplying perception into the approaches of language demise and language revitalization. the amount contains an intensive lexicon of Angloromani as a useful reference.

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