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Rommany

[rom-uh-nee] /ˈrɒm ə ni/
noun, plural Rommanies, adjective
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  • That is not cant,” said I, “that is the language of the Rommany Chals.

    Lavengro George Borrow
  • “Your health in Rommany, brother,” said Tawno Chikno, to whom the cup came next.

    Lavengro George Borrow
  • I say, brother, tell me one thing, and look me in the face—there—do you speak Rommany?

    Lavengro George Borrow
  • Many of the Rommany words appear to be of Sanscrit derivation.

  • I mean, of course, so far as my own knowledge of Rommany extends.

  • Truly, the secret of the Rommany has been well kept in England.

  • At any rate, your knowledge of Rommany is a most alarming coin of vantage.

  • And just as he found it, some Gipsies came by and saw this Rommany.

  • A few words from Javis, in the Rommany language, brought the poor being directly to their side.

    The Circassian Chief W.H.G. Kingston
  • Some of the Rommany gipsies, from Grenada, had camped on the ground, and Lucy was dying to have her fortune told.

    Mabel's Mistake Ann S. Stephens

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