Our informant could give only a single specimen of the Shelta literature.
Me tu sosti, “Thou shalt be (of) me,” is Romany, which is freely used in Shelta.
This language, or jargon, known as Shelta, has been the subject of much learned writing.
Shelta is perhaps the last Old British dialect as yet existing which has thus far remained undiscovered.
secret language of Irish tinkers, 1876, of unknown origin. According to OED it mostly consists of Irish or Gaelic words with inversion or arbitrary substitution of initial consonants.