ENGLISH GYPSY LANGUAGE: Word Book of the Romany

ENGLISH GYPSY LANGUAGE: Word Book of the Romany

G. BORROW    Book Number: 72233    Product format: Paperback

Gypsy language is a medley of various Eastern and Western languages - some Arabic, many Persian, some Sclavo-Wallachian, others genuine Sclavomian, modern Greek, Hungarian, English, but only one French word tass or dass meaning cup. The gypsy language has a decidedly Indian origin, being connected with the Sanskrit or some other Indian dialect. George Henry Borrow was born in Norfolk in 1803, the son of an army recruiting officer. Along with this dictionary he wrote essays and novels based on his travels around Europe. Over the course of his wanderings, he is said to have developed a close affinity with the nomadic peoples. He died in 1881. In addition to a dictionary of English Romany words, this book includes chapters on names, fortune-telling, and rare translations of traditional gypsy songs. 'Said the youthful earl to the gypsy girl, as the moon was casting its silver shine: brown little lady, Egyptian lady, let me kiss those sweet lips of thine.' A facsimile reprint of the 1874 original of this important rare and esoteric text. 274pp in paperback and enchanting for the gypsy songs alone.
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