Learn Romani: Das-duma Rromanes (Paperback)
Following 18 carefully structured lessons, this Romani language primer explores the vocabulary and grammar of the Kalderash Roma in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Designed for beginner students, this course reference begins with the basic verbs and nouns and builds through to the subtler grammatical necessities of reading and speaking the language. Quotations from native speakers, poems, songs, proverbs, and folktales add to the cultural and historical understanding of the language.
Ronald Lee is the president of the Romani Community and Advocacy Center in Toronto, Ontario. He is also the Canadian representative of the Roman National Congress and author of Goddam Gypsy. He teaches a course on the Romani diaspora in Canada at the University of Toronto. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.