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Romano Lavo-Lil (Romany Dictionary)

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Author: George Borrow
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,122 / 145 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.4
LoC Category: AG
Downloads: 1,201
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Genre: Reference
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differ much from the original Gypsy speech; so that when speaking of Gypsy language, any one of these may be taken as a standard. One of them--I shall not mention which--I have selected for that purpose, more from fancy than any particular reason.

The Gypsy language, then, or what with some qualification I may call such, may consist of some three thousand words, the greater part of which are decidedly of Indian origin, being connected with the Sanscrit or some other Indian dialect; the rest consist of words picked up by the Gypsies from various languages in their wanderings from the East. It has two genders, masculine and feminine; o represents the masculine and i the feminine: for example, boro rye, a great gentleman; bori rani, a great lady. There is properly no indefinite article: gajo or gorgio, a man or gentile; o gajo, the man. The noun has two numbers, the singular and the plural. It has various cases formed by postpositions, but has, strictly speaking, no genitive. It has prepositions as w

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