The Patrin Web Journal is a website on the Romani people and their culture.
Patrin is more than a collection of links. Indeed, we intend to place more original material on our pages. But the links that are here should be viewed as doorways to how the rest of the world views the Romani people. In visiting these links a picture should start forming, a picture that shows little has changed to improve the social and legal conditions of the Romani people.
I particularly like the fact that the front page contains not one but two versions of the welcome message in Romanes, complete with stress marks for easier pronunciation; I trust zaelic will drop by to tell us which dialects they are. There is a glossary, an essay on language, and a Romanichal word list (I particularly like bístering mush ‘judge, magistrate’), among much other material.
(Via Bartcop Entertainment.)
If you’re wondering about the name, patrin is the Romanes word for ‘leaf’; the site’s glossary says:
Patrin (or pateran, pyaytrin, or sikaimasko). Marker used by traveling Roma to tell others of directions, also used for passing on news using prearranged signals. Also, a leaf or page (Romanes).