|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.
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