OT: some word questions

Melissa Proffitt Melissa at Proffitt.com
Tue Aug 24 12:10:04 EDT 2004


On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 11:04:14 +0100 (BST), Ika wrote:

>Almost back on-topic: there's a gorgeous Rumer Godden novel called The
>Diddakoi (sic, I think) (televised as 'Kizzy' in the 70s). The word there
>(I expect Rumer Godden did her research) is Romany for something like
>'half- or not-quite-gypsy'.

The most recent publication here retitled it as _Gypsy Girl_, which is
probably sensible from a marketing approach, but not nearly so evocative.

Melissa Proffitt

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