OT: some word questions

Sally Odgers sodgers at tassie.net.au
Tue Aug 24 20:04:53 EDT 2004


Ignore my query about the "author" in my last. Melissa answered befor I
asked. That'll teach me to read my mail:-(((

Sallyo.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melissa Proffitt" <Melissa at Proffitt.com>
To: <dwj at suberic.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 2:10 AM
Subject: Re: OT: some word questions


> 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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