About the book
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.
ISBN: 978-1-902806-44-0 Format: Paperback, 320pp Published: Jul 2005
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