ELL: Shelta/Gammon vocabulary

arth arth at KAGI.COM
Sat Feb 9 09:10:18 UTC 2002

The following site may be of interest to list members:


It presents the vocabulary of Shelta given in "The Secret Languages of
Ireland", by R A S Macalister, 1931 (Cambridge UP). Shelta is a name given
to the secret speech of the Irish Tinkers/Travellers.

"The Secret Languages of Ireland" is now public domain in Australia and
other life+50 countries.  Be warned, it may be illegal to access the site
in countries with more draconian copyright legislation, such as the US.

John Bear

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