Romani language

Dialects I

There is no ‘easy’ way to classify di­alects. One must first select the criteria on which a classification is to be based. Sometimes dialect classification is based strictly on geography, sometimes it is based strictly on the structural features – lexicon, phonology, morphology – of the dialects. In the latter case, it is necessary to select those features that are of global relevance and that can be used as a re­ference grid to compare the different di­alects.

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