reusch at UCLINK4.BERKELEY.EDU
Wed Mar 18 06:37:09 UTC 1998
Quoted from Encyclopaedia Britannica (?):
>It is in its vocabulary that Romany best reflects the wanderings of its
>speakers. The main sources (apart from the original Indian stock) are
>Iranian (doshman "enemy," from Persian doshman), Armenian, Greek (drom
>"way," from ó ), Romanian (bolta "shop," from bolta), Hungarian (bino
>"sin," from bun), and the Slavic languages (glas "voice," rebniko "pond,"
>grob "tomb," dosta "enough," ale "but"). Indo-Aryan words include bokh
>"hunger," from Hindi bhukh; bal "hair," from Sanskrit bala; gelo "gone," the
>past participle of za "go" (compare Bengali jawa, gælo); and rat "blood,"
>from Prakrit ratta.
Does Romani really appear far "apart from the original Indian stock" in all
the examples cited above to illustrate this point?
>main sources (apart from the original Indian stock) are
>Iranian (doshman "enemy," from Persian doshman),
Isn't "doshman" a cognate of Vedic *durmanman* and Epic Skt. *durmanas* and
Homeric (and later) Greek *dusmenEs*?
>Armenian, Greek (drom
>"way," from ó ),
see Homeric *dromos* = running, race, race-course; see Vedic and later Skt.
roots *dru* (*drav-a-ti*) and *drA* and *dram*
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