Even mister Gheorghe Sarău did many good things for the Romani language, he cannot be the Father of the Romani language as is stated on his personal page on academia.edu: http://www.academia.edu/6820860/Parintele_limbii_rromani_Interviu_acordat_de_Gheorghe_Sarau_ziaristului_George_Lacatus_in_13_aug._2013_nepublicat_21.04.2014_
The title of the article (an interview) is translated as Gheorghe Sarău is "the FATHER of Romani language."
Such appelation is an insult to God, and an offense to Mother India. Firstly, God created all languages. So, God is the Father of the Romani language, and India is the Mother of Romani language. You mister Sarău learnt our Romani language from native Roma speakers, so you cannot be the FATHER of our language. If the heavenly father of the Romani language is God Himself, the earthly fathers of Romani language are the grandparents of each Romani speaker. You believe that if you had not been existed, our Romani language would die? You are wrong! Our Romani language is ALIVE, and will be ALIVE FOREVER, because we, the Roma speakers, are ALIVE. AME NA SAM MULE- We are not dead!
Your teacher was Marcel Courthiade, and he is not a Rom, he is Gajo, and he killed our language. He is really the killer of the Romani language. The standardization of the Romani language cannot be made by a single man, or by his friends, without a serious comparative study between all Indian languages and all Romani dialects, and then be decided the correct forms. For example, because mister Marcel Courthiade invented the theory of the 3 strata in Romani language, placing the Arli in the first strata, and Kalderasch in the last, he made a serious discrimination! Who is Courthiade to decide which dialect is the first? This is the classification made by Courthiade:
"The first stratum includes the oldest dialects: Mećkari (of Tirana), Kabuʒi (of Korça), Xanduri, Drindari, Erli, Arli, Bugurji, Mahaʒeri (of Pristina), Ursari (Rićhinari), Spoitori (Xoraxane), Karpatichi, Polska Roma, Kaale (from Finland), Sinto-manush, and the so-called Baltic dialects. In the second there are Ćergari (of Podgorica), Gurbeti, Jambashi, Fichiri, Filipiʒi (of Agia Varvara) The third comprises the rest of the so-called Gypsy dialects, including Kalderash, Lovari, Machvano." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romani_language
MISTER MARCEL COURTHIADE DECIDED ONLY ON THE COMPARATION OF 11 DIALECTAL ROMANI WORDS, WHICH DIALECT IS PURER! IS LACKING THE COMPARATION WITH THEIR INDIAN SYNONYMS.
How can he proove that he is right? Where is the bibliography? How Courthiade decided which Romani dialect is closer to the oldest Romani forms? Just because he wants so? Which is the criterion on the basis he knows that the suffix –ipen is superior and older than the suffix –imos? How he knows that the dialects which are using "khoni" and "pani", are more correct that those using "khoi" and "pai"? It would be very useful for mister Courthiade to remind him, that in the Romani language the loss of a sound is very frequent, as in following examples:
This way can be explained the loss of N from the gypsy word purani. So, after this examples we cannot decide if Kalderasch is the first or the third strata after the definition of Courthiade, because the Kalderasch Roma are using in parallel the forms ROMANI SHIB / ROMA`I SHIB, PURANI JIUVLI/PURA`I JIUVLI. Why mister Courthiade don’t picked my examples to make a classification…? Simply because his wife is a speaker of Arli dialect, and he was interested to impose her dialect.
I am very curious how will be classified the Lovar dialect? Because the Lovar are using –imos and –ipe , and even the Kalderasch are using the –ibe suffix, in "habe"-food…The Lovar are in the first stratum and in the third in the same time? The Kalderasch used in their past the –ipen suffix for all words ending today in –imos. And it is clear that surely was this way, because we say "hamos/haben"-food, but we say today only "pimos"-drink, beverage, but the Lovars are saying "pimos/pibe". Simply the Kalderasch preferred only the suffix –imos. This cannot be a criterion to impose a dialect like Arli. In Romania nobody among the native Romani speakers don’t understand completely the language invented by you, mister Gheorghe Sarău.
Mister Sarău you are romanian, not a gypsy, and we, the Roma people dont accept a non- Roma . If you believe in God, then dont accept the title Father of the Romani language, as the gypsy reporter Rudy Moca declared that all the Roma accept you as the Father of our language:
You learnt our language from us, the ALIVE ROMA, mister Gheorghe Sarău. You cannot impose your rules (which are the rules of Courthiade), as long as you have not researched all Indian languages. After a complete researching in at least 30 Indo-Aryan languages (including over 300 dialects), a collective of Romani native speakers can decide which grammar forms and words are correct in every Romani dialect, for a common literary Romani language. Untill this comparative research between Romani and all indian languages is not made, nobody can impose a self-invented form of common Romani.
Jai Hind! Hindustan Zindabad! Jai Romani jib! Tum Bharaat hamari mata he! Tu India san amari Dei! Tu Devla san amaro Dad. Na ik Gajo!