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Sa'ar Chasm 03-23-2003 06:11 AM

[color=#000000:post_uid0][quote:post_uid0]Rom/Roma/Roman/Romany [/quote:post_uid0]

He's Latin and Ferengi as well?[/color:post_uid0]

Nan 03-23-2003 08:40 AM

[color=#000000:post_uid0]Rom - ROHM
Roma - ROHMA
Roman - roh-MAAN
Romany - ro-MAH-nee

It comes from a Sanskritic word. From Merriam-webster.com:

Etymology: Romany, married man, husband, male Gypsy, from Sanskrit [i:post_uid0]domba, doma[/i:post_uid0] low caste male musician

No Roman as "someone from Rome." :P

~Nan[/color:post_uid0]

Sa'ar Chasm 03-23-2003 09:42 AM

[color=#000000:post_uid0][quote:post_uid0]Etymology: Romany, married man, husband, male Gypsy, from Sanskrit domba, doma low caste male musician
[/quote:post_uid0]

I know *that*, I just don't know why it took you three tries to spell the whole word :P[/color:post_uid0]

NAHTMMM 03-23-2003 02:25 PM

[color=#000000:post_uid0]So CAESAR and ROMAiNe salad aren't related to each other?[/color:post_uid0]

Saxamaphone 03-23-2003 10:04 PM

[quote:post_uid0="Captain Galactic"][color=#000000:post_uid0]Please, please, [i:post_uid0]please[/i:post_uid0] don't call me a gypsie. Every time I hear that word, I think of that creepy guy from [i:post_uid0]Choclat[/i:post_uid0]. Please don't make me think of that awful movie... At least [i:post_uid0]I[/i:post_uid0] hated it. :swear:[/color:post_uid0][/quote:post_uid0]
[color=#000000:post_uid0]Aww, I [i:post_uid0]loved[/i:post_uid0] [i:post_uid0]Chocolat.[/i:post_uid0]

And Johnny Depp plays a mean jazz guitar.[/color:post_uid0]

Nan 03-24-2003 01:52 AM

[quote:post_uid0="Sa'ar Chasm"][color=#000000:post_uid0]I know *that*, I just don't know why it took you three tries to spell the whole word :P[/color:post_uid0][/quote:post_uid0]
[color=#000000:post_uid0]No. "Rom," "Roma," "Roman" and "Romany" are all names the Romanian gypsies have used to refer to themselves. :P





Nan[/color:post_uid0]

Sa'ar Chasm 03-24-2003 02:44 AM

[color=#000000:post_uid0][quoteNo. "Rom," "Roma," "Roman" and "Romany" are all names the Romanian gypsies have used to refer to themselves. :P[/quote:post_uid0]

Ahh, but "Romania" is derived from "Roman."

I have no idea what that proves.[/color:post_uid0]

Anonymous 03-24-2003 06:37 PM

[color=#000000:post_uid0][quote:post_uid0]Ahh, but "Romania" is derived from "Roman."

I have no idea what that proves.[/quote:post_uid0]

It proves that "Romania" is derived from "Roman". The moron next to me wants to put a smiley or two in, so here goes... :lol: :( :O :p :)

<span id='ME'><center>Guest is bored at school...and my teacher is a :swear: </center></span>[/color:post_uid0]

Nan 03-24-2003 11:52 PM

[quote:post_uid0="Sa'ar Chasm"][color=#000000:post_uid0]Ahh, but "Romania" is derived from "Roman."

I have no idea what that proves.[/color:post_uid0][/quote:post_uid0]
[color=#000000:post_uid0]I would think, like "Germania," "Slovenia," "Britannia," and "Yugoslavia," the "ia" comes from a traditional feminization of land titles in accordance to the traditional indentification of the earth as being female, i.e. motherland. Like Gea.

Just a thought. ;P



Nan[/color:post_uid0]


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