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Kastom Dance Song 3 -- ninde120 -- Ninde documentation and orthographic design project
Title:
Kastom Dance Song 3 -- ninde120 -- Ninde documentation and orthographic design project
ID:
https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1281775%23
SG0424
Online:
Yes
Archive:
Contributor:
Edwel (singer)
Publisher:
Caroline Crouch
University of California, Santa Barbara
Description:
Edwel performs a traditional Mewun song. This traditional genre - known as leva'ale - is traditionally accompanied by a tamtam drum. Here, Edwel performs only the vocals.
Edwel Kaiseng i presentem wan kastom leva'ale singsing. Long kastom i sud gat sam man we ol i kilim tamtam wetem hem, be Edwel i mekem singsing nomo long vidio ia.
This project is concerned with the documentation of Ninde, a threatened Central Malekula (Oceanic) language spoken in five villages in the South West Bay region of Malekula island of Vanuatu. Ninde is almost entirely undocumented; there is a sketch grammar based on data from one young speaker. The language is spoken by at most 1000 people, and in four of the five villages is not being transmitted to children. One of the immediate goals of this project is the community-led creation of an orthography and possibly even pedagogical materials in order to facilitate Ninde-language education and preserve traditional knowledge.
Subject language:
Labo
Language family:
Eastern Malayo-Polynesian
Austronesian
Malayo-Polynesian
Other coverage:
Vanuatu
Other date:
2016-07-22
Other format:
audio/x-wav
video/mp4
Other subject:
Singing
Ninde
Other type:
Audio
Video
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Archive: Endangered Languages Archive
Online: Yes
Subject language: Labo
Language family: Austronesian
Language family: Eastern Malayo-Polynesian
Language family: Malayo-Polynesian
Geographic region: Pacific
Contributor: Edwel
Publisher: Caroline Crouch
Publisher: University of California, Santa Barbara
Title: Kastom Dance Song 3 -- ninde120 -- Ninde documentation and orthographic design project
Other coverage: Vanuatu
Other date: 2016-07-22
Other format: audio/x-wav
Other format: video/mp4
Other subject: Ninde
Other subject: Singing
Other type: Audio
Other type: Video