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Old January 16th, 2013, 02:07 AM   #941
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In both the UK and Portugal most gypsies are British and Portuguese respectively. They don't have a good reputation really, but aren't hated as much as they are in Eastern Europe. I think one major difference is that British gypsies generally speak English, but with a strange accent, although some Roma gypsies speak Romanchal, although I think that's quite rare and Portuguese gypsies speak Portuguese. I have no idea what Roma sounds like, never heard it before.

Most British/Irish gypsies look no different than other people, you can't tell that they are a gypsy until they talk, as they have different accents. There are lots of Irish travellers in the UK too. In Portugal it's the opposite, you can't tell them apart by accent (at least in my town where they are relatively integrated) but they are of Roma descent and so look different.

Personally, I have no problem with gypsies, I have had several gypsy classmates in Portugal and none of them ever bothered anyone.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 02:23 AM   #942
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They're good music players in Hungary.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 02:33 AM   #943
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Western European (native) gypsies are completely different from Eastern European ones. Even gypsies in NE Slovenia are different from those in SE Slovenia.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 04:26 AM   #944
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I've met a few gypsies from Finland. I see them all the time on the Helsinki - Stockholm ferry. I even had a few beers with them. Proud people in traditional clothing.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 01:55 PM   #945
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Western European (native) gypsies are completely different from Eastern European ones. Even gypsies in NE Slovenia are different from those in SE Slovenia.
What is the difference?
I guess it's all about a country they live in. Gypsies in France probably live and those in Slovakia for example, well... exist.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 01:55 PM   #946
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Those who appear often in our headlines are mostly Romanian gypsies.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 02:46 PM   #947
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Those who appear often in our headlines are mostly Romanian gypsies.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 01:16 PM   #948
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Sign of the village Bikić Do near Šid in Serbia. Serbian Cyrillic, Serbian Latin and Rusyn.

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 03:08 PM   #949
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Rusyn? Never heard of it....
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 03:09 PM   #950
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It may be known in English as Ruthene or Ruthenian.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 03:15 PM   #951
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I recognize the word Ruthenian. But isn't that the bit of territory now in the Ukraine that was Czechoslovak between the wars?
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 03:20 PM   #952
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Yep. Its language is spoken in different parts of Balkans and Carpathia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusyn_language
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 03:22 PM   #953
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Actually it's this language:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pannonian_Rusyn_language
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 04:16 PM   #954
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One learns something every day.

Check out this sign, from the Pannonian Rusyn article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:No...yor_office.jpg
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 06:02 PM   #955
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Yep. Its language is spoken in different parts of Balkans and Carpathia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusyn_language
Where did they get Slovenia? There are (almost) no Rusyns here.
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Where did they get Slovenia? There are (almost) no Rusyns here.
Of course is a typo with country code, they meant Slovakia.

EDIT: I just corrected it.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 06:09 PM   #957
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Of course is a typo with country code, they meant Slovakia.

EDIT: I just corrected it.
Oh, that was fast, 79.1.102.49.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 06:11 PM   #958
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we have 2 villages where Rusyns make more than 50% of citizens
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 06:18 PM   #959
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Oh, that was fast, 79.1.102.49.
I was just tired of entering my long password
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Of course is a typo with country code, they meant Slovakia.

EDIT: I just corrected it.
It happened in an official ceremony that they played the Slovak anthem to the Slovenian president.
This mistake is common b/c Slovaks call their country Slovensko, that sound more similar to Slovenia instead of Slovakia.
The first time I saw Slovakian coins in circulation in 2009 I though they were from Slovenia, but then I found out that it would be Slovenija and not Slovensko.
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