[alsos-] a traditional jargon, based on Irish Gaelic, spoken as by tinkers in some parts of Ireland and England
Origin of Sheltaearlier sheldru, shelter from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old Irish b?lre, speech
A secret jargon used by traditionally itinerant people in Great Britain and Ireland, based on systematic inversion or alteration of the initial consonants of Gaelic words. Also called Cant . Also called Gammon .
Origin of SheltaFrom Shelta Sheldrū perhaps alteration of Irish Gaelic béarla language, English from Old Irish bélrae language from bél mouth