Lomavren is a mixed language, showing a clear split between lexicon and grammar, spoken by the Armenian Gypsies (Lom or Bosha). The old traditional code of Armenian Bosha, an Indo-Aryan variety, provides the lexicon, while the territorial language, a variety of Armenian, provides the grammar. The article explores the Armenian inflectional morphology shown by Lomavren, as documented by F. N. Finck at the beginning of the XX century, in order to link it with some Armenian dialect and discusses the identitarian value assumed by Lomavren in Bosha communities.

The mixed language of the Armenian Bosha (Lomavren) and its inflectional morphology : some considerations in light of Armenian dialectal variation / A. Scala. - In: ANNALI DEL DIPARTIMENTO DI STUDI LETTERARI, LINGUISTICI E COMPARATI. SEZIONE LINGUISTICA. - ISSN 2281-6585. - 3:(2014), pp. 233-250.

The mixed language of the Armenian Bosha (Lomavren) and its inflectional morphology : some considerations in light of Armenian dialectal variation

A. Scala
2014

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Lomavren is a mixed language, showing a clear split between lexicon and grammar, spoken by the Armenian Gypsies (Lom or Bosha). The old traditional code of Armenian Bosha, an Indo-Aryan variety, provides the lexicon, while the territorial language, a variety of Armenian, provides the grammar. The article explores the Armenian inflectional morphology shown by Lomavren, as documented by F. N. Finck at the beginning of the XX century, in order to link it with some Armenian dialect and discusses the identitarian value assumed by Lomavren in Bosha communities.
Mixed languages; Lomavren; Armenian; Armenian dialects, Indo-Aryan languages
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