Romani language


The sound inventory of Romani differs insignificantly from that of other European languages of the family of Indo-European languages. Ranging at about 60, the number of phonemes of Romani is relatively high compared to other Indo-European lan­guages. As Romani is a cluster of va­rieties without any homogenising stan­dards, this high number of phonemes can be seen both as a result of its hete­rogeneous character and the generally strong influence of contact languages on dominated ones.

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