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Romani and Slavic
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Romani, an Indo-Aryan language spoken in Europe, came into contact with (South) Slavic when the entire Romani-speaking community was still based in the Byzantine Empire, i.e., before the 15th century. Some Romani dialects are still spoken in the South Slavic area, while others spread to West and East Slavic territories. Numerous matter borrowings, e.g., loanwords, derivational and inflectional affixes, and pattern borrowings, e.g., phonological rules or calqued uses of grammatical forms, have e…

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Kozhanov, Kirill and Oslon, Mikhail, “Romani and Slavic”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief University of Kansas General Editor University of Chicago Associate Editors University of Kansas Brown University University of Amsterdam University of Warsaw University of Zagreb University of Mainz Stockholm University Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble, Stephen M. Dickey, Masako Ueda Fidler, René Genis, Marek Łaziński, Anita Peti-Stantić, Björn Wiemer, Nadežda V. Zorixina-Nilsson. Consulted online on 03 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032594>
First published online: 2020



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