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16 October 2014
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Outside the travellers support centre

Secrets and lives

 

Women from the travelling community talk about life, discrimination and the secret world of gammen.

 

Mary Stokes

Name: Mary Stokes
Age: 40
Lives in: Belfast
Lived here: More than 10 years
Born in the area? No, England
Description of own accent: none given
Languages other than English: Gammen

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Ann-Marie Stokes

Name: Ann-Marie Stokes
Age: not given
Lives in: not given
Lived here: not given
Born in the area? not given
Description of own accent: none given
Languages other than English: Gammen

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Time to talk

Mary and Ann-Marie talked about the secret language
Gammen and the occasions on which they might use it.

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