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How a man outsmarted a tiger -- FU0011 -- Documenting Lemo, a Dialect of Bai spoken in the Nujiang Valley of YunnaDocumenting Lemo, a Dialect of Bai spoken in the Nujiang Valley of Yunnan Province, Chinan Province, China
Title:
How a man outsmarted a tiger -- FU0011 -- Documenting Lemo, a Dialect of Bai spoken in the Nujiang Valley of YunnaDocumenting Lemo, a Dialect of Bai spoken in the Nujiang Valley of Yunnan Province, Chinan Province, China
ID:
https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1254240%23
MDP0350
Online:
Yes
Archive:
Contributor:
Fu (depositor)
Niwenggan (speaker)
Xiafudong (speaker)
Publisher:
Jingqi Fu
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Description:
This story is told by Baoganguang as part of a group story telling session. It occurred at Jinzhegan’ s home at Jinman Village on July 27, 2017. Prior to the event, an announcement was made and publicized in community to invite villagers to come and share their Bani stories. Dinner is provided and the story tellers are promised to be compensated for their work. More than ten people shared their stories and some told multiple stories. People sat around fire pit and contributed to each other’s story. Other villagers walked in and out. The whole session lasted about 2 hours. The session was filmed by Jingqi Fu (principle researcher) and Yang Zhouhui (consultant+assistant) using Sony Camcorder Fdr-ax100 4k. The whole session was mostly in Bani, the principle researcher hardly talked.
Lemo is considered a Northern Branch of the Bai language. It is spoken by 12,000 people in the Nujiang Valley of the Yunnan Province in China. Lemo culture and language faces a decline due to the encroachment of Lisu and Mandarin Chinese. The current project aims at working with the Language Community to document its language in its dynamic daily uses and cultural performances. It will produce a working orthography, a language learning manual, partially annotated digital audio and video materials that represent the cultural and linguistic practices, a dictionary, and a sketch grammar.
NWG:the story teller Fu:consent collector Xia:translator
Lead researcher
Niwenggan is a Shaman who is invited to perform rituals at other people's home.
Xia Fudong is a retired Teacher at Jinman village. He is fluent in Mandarin and often serves as an interpreter during the interviews. He is a major contributor to story telling.
Subject language:
Northern Bai
Language family:
Sino-Tibetan
Tibeto-Burman
Other coverage:
China
Other date:
2017-07-12
Other format:
video/mp4
audio/x-wav
text/plain
Other subject:
Bai, Northern
Other type:
Video
Audio
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Archive: Endangered Languages Archive
Online: Yes
Subject language: Northern Bai
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Geographic region: Asia
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Contributor: Niwenggan
Contributor: Xiafudong
Publisher: Jingqi Fu
Publisher: St. Mary's College of Maryland
Title: How a man outsmarted a tiger -- FU0011 -- Documenting Lemo, a Dialect of Bai spoken in the Nujiang Valley of YunnaDocumenting Lemo, a Dialect of Bai spoken in the Nujiang Valley of Yunnan Province, Chinan Province, China
Other coverage: China
Other date: 2017-07-12
Other format: audio/x-wav
Other format: text/plain
Other format: video/mp4
Other subject: Bai, Northern
Other type: Audio
Other type: Video