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Re: Vlachs

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Thursday, May 16, 2002, 9:27
John Cowan wrote:
> >Andreas Johansson scripsit: > > > So either "Vlachs" and "Vlax" aren't the same, whoever said (lost the > > original mail, sorry) the "Vlax" were Romani was wrong, or something is > > really strange somewhere. > >"Vlax Romani" refers to the language of those Romani who were enslaved >in Romania, 1300-1860. It seems clear to me (though I cannot find >authority for it) that this is indeed the same word as "Vlach", applied >to Romanian-speakers in Greece, Albania, and (Slavic) Macedonia. (Their >language is not mutually intelligible with, though closely related to, >the Romanian of Romania.) Of course, Vlax Romani is an Indic language, >not closely related to Vlach.
Nice to've got that cleared up. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Join the world’s largest e-mail service with MSN Hotmail.