Learn Romani

Das-duma Rromanes

Author(s): LEE, Ronald
ISBN13/Barcode: 9781902806440
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This course of Romani language lessons is aimed at non-Romanis who want to learn Romani, and also at Romani people who wish to re-learn their ancestral language in its modern form.

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“This is a very good book with step-by-step learning of the Kalderash version of the Vlax Romani dialect ... an excellent tool to help repair our own admittedly decayed dialect. Well worth the modest price.” Len Smith, Travellers' Times

This course of Romani language lessons is aimed at non-Romanis 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.

Eighteen lessons take the student from the basic declensions of verbs and nouns, gradually building up vocabulary and grammar.

Romani is a rich, living language, borrowing vigorously from the languages of the countries where its native speakers find themselves. Quotations from these 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.

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ISBN13/Barcode 9781902806440
ISBN10 1902806441
Author LEE, Ronald
Binding Paperback
Date Published 30 Nov 2009
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 312
Publisher University of Hertfordshire Press

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