A first draft of the US letter size booklet is done, but still needs proofreading. I created the booklet with the gracious help of Iulia in Warsaw, who has translated the phrases and words, and Nico in Denver, who helped me decipher all of the diacritical marks that were lost in the word document translation. Thanks to both of you!
The alphabet is almost complete (and without audio), and the rest of the site won't be ready anytime soon.
I am looking for a native speaker of Romanian to help me proofread the booklet and to record. You must speak a reasonably dialect free Romanian. Sex and age are not important, but you must be able to speak loudly and clearly without impediments. If you are interested, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, thanks! I'm in Denver right now, but travel is possible.
Romanian is a part of the East-Romance branch of the Romance language family. There are four main dialects:
Romanian has kept elements of Latin, that other Romance languages have lost. Romanian has picked up a lot of words from Slavik languages, Greek, Turkish, and Albanian. For more information on the language, check out the Wikipedia Romanian Language entry.
Check out this Dutch traveller's site Romania language page, and Romanian Links page.
English-Romanian Dictionary of Equivalent Proverbs
English-Romanian Dictionary for Windows, not an on-line dictionary.
Check out In Your Pocket, Romania guides. They have guides for Bucharest and Transylvania. Their guides are always up-to-date, and quite complete, plus they're cheap. If you don't order one beforehand, they are available at most kiosks in Bucharest. They also have a Romanian language guide.
I just found some pretty swell looking Online Romanian lessons.
Free Romanian Textbook
Don't go to the Alternative Romanian Dictionary unless you want to learn the bad side of the Romanian language.
I love you. = Te iubesc.
Welcome to Romanian Lessons
Jancada has a good Romanian foreign language page
Romanian bad words from insultmonger.com (warning: porn ads on some pages)