ROMANI CH'IB, Major Group


ROMANI CH'IB, Major Group

ROMANI CH'IB promotes Romanes, including teaching and learning of the language

Proposed projects:

a. Identifies, documents and promotes resources for teaching and learning Romanes;

b. Researches and presents position of Romanes in various countries, international circles and schools (preschool - university)

Coordinators: Niko Rergo

Members: 33
Latest Activity: Mar 1

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Comment by Niko Rergo on March 31, 2011 at 21:59

T'aven baxtale!

[tavEn baxtalE] - capitals mark stressed vowels. The letter x marks [x], [h] depending on dialects.

Grammar: t'aven = te aven where: aven - 2 (you) and 3 (they) persons of plural, Present Indefinite; particle te in this word combination - subjunctive. Baxtale - adj. pl. of baxtalo (m.) and baxtali (f.) happy. Baxt (happiness) + suf. al- + endings -o/-i/-e.

The sandhi, i.e. the fusion of vowels across word boundaries, in this case e + a > a, is marked with apostrophe but one may write without marking this sandhi: te aven...
Meaning: Be happy = addressed to more then one person. Resp. T'aves baxtalo addressed to one man, T'aves baxtali - one woman.
It's a traditional greeting among us used when we meet or call, equvalents are Good morning, afternoon, evening.

Other situations when it could be used:
when somebody says he/she has child(ren) - resp. T'avel baxtalo(i) or t'aven baxtale! So we express our respect to the father/mother by wishing happiness to his/her child(ren);
when somebody sneezes - t'aves...


Next time: Mishto san!

Comment by Glenda Bailey-Mershon on March 31, 2011 at 22:38
Yet we often just say "baxt" when addressing others, at least in the USA. It's convenient, say, when you are addressing a group of people via email, but T'aven baxtale would be much better. Resolved: I will use the longer form.
Comment by Niko Rergo on March 31, 2011 at 23:11

Sure, Baxt instead T'aves baxtalo like Morning instead Good morning. So we say here, usually as Baxt sastipe [baxsastipe] but mostly addressing the elders or equals.

 Anyway, Glendajo, the Khetanes! idea works! Khetanes ame kam lekhas jekh chachi sytimaski pustik. Neisarav tuke jilesa!

Comment by Viola Hinz-Hassan Pour Razavi on April 1, 2011 at 15:28

Najis tuke.

ach Devlesa


Comment by Niko Rergo on April 8, 2011 at 20:31



8 Grastornaj 2011

Baxtalo amaro

Ŗomano Djes!


katar o

Ŗomano kongreso Odesako çakreste

Comment by Viola Hinz-Hassan Pour Razavi on April 8, 2011 at 20:33
Bahtalo e 8 April, Niko
Comment by Els de Groen (Archive) on April 8, 2011 at 20:39


Baxtalo tuke Romano Deves!

Baxtalo tumen Romano Deves!

Comment by Glenda Bailey-Mershon on April 8, 2011 at 21:30

Baxtale tumen 8 April, sarenge, phrales thaj pheia! Happy April 8 to all my brothers and sisters!



Comment by Arina Aisa Finta on May 11, 2011 at 13:07

Taven bakhtale romale!!!:-)

Shukari gyives the avel savorazsenenge:-)


Comment by Glenda Bailey-Mershon on May 12, 2011 at 20:01
What is a good Romani word for "celebration"?

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