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QUSF2018_12_02S1 La Merced -- QUSF2018_12_02S1 -- Urgent video documentation of Ecuadorian Highland Quichua (a Quechuan language): focus on regions of imminent language shift
Title:
QUSF2018_12_02S1 La Merced -- QUSF2018_12_02S1 -- Urgent video documentation of Ecuadorian Highland Quichua (a Quechuan language): focus on regions of imminent language shift
ID:
https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1282456%23
MDP0374_Floyd
Online:
Yes
Archive:
Contributor:
Simeon (researcher)
Publisher:
Simeon Floyd
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Description:
In the area of La Merced where this recording was made Kichwa has almost entirely disappeared to due to urbanization. The couple in the recording is one of the last families in the Las Palmeras neighborhood representing the original population who worked at the La Merced Hacienda, which was broken up during the Reforma Agraria into land for the workers depending on how long they had worked. In the first part of the recording they emphasize that they were born and grew up in the same place, and that baptisms took place at the church at La Merced. “Kay cuartowada upyashun” (let’s drink this quantity of liquor) is given as an example of what might be said at a baptism between new compadres. Phonologically, this area appears to be part of the northern extension of the aspirated stops like /kh/ and /ph/. A very notable pronunciation of the mountain Ilaló, “Ilajalo”, which preserves the full toponym.
Ecuadorian Highland Quichua is a distinct Quechuan language unique to the Ecuadorian Andes, unintelligible with any other language in the Quechuan family. It is currently undergoing rapid shift to Spanish in all regions where it is spoken, but the most extreme language shift is found in Province of Pichincha where in most indigenous communities the only speakers are of advanced age. This project continues an ongoing effort to document Ecuadorian Highland Quichua across multiple provinces. This phase of the project focuses on areas of high language endangerment in Pichincha Province and bordering areas of neighboring provinces. Participants from multiple communities collaborate in filming conversations and activities including spoken Quichua in order to create a register of linguistic diversity across different dialects and micro-varieties. The recordings are then transcribed and translated to Spanish by a team of native speaker researchers.
Sessions include conversation and activities, semi-structured in collaboration with participants.
Subject language:
Calderón Highland Quichua
Imbabura Highland Quichua
Chimborazo Highland Quichua
Language family:
Quechuan (family)
South American Indian
Quechua
Other coverage:
Ecuador
Other date:
2018-12-02
Other format:
video/mp4
audio/x-wav
text/x-pfsx+xml
text/x-eaf+xml
Other subject:
Discourse
Quichua, Calderón Highland
Quichua, Imbabura Highland
Quichua, Chimborazo Highland
Other type:
Video
Audio
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Archive: Endangered Languages Archive
Online: Yes
Subject language: Calderón Highland Quichua
Subject language: Chimborazo Highland Quichua
Subject language: Imbabura Highland Quichua
Language family: Quechua
Language family: Quechuan (family)
Language family: South American Indian
Geographic region: Americas
Contributor: Simeon
Publisher: Simeon Floyd
Publisher: Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Title: QUSF2018_12_02S1 La Merced -- QUSF2018_12_02S1 -- Urgent video documentation of Ecuadorian Highland Quichua (a Quechuan language): focus on regions of imminent language shift
Other coverage: Ecuador
Other date: 2018-12-02
Other format: audio/x-wav
Other format: text/x-eaf+xml
Other format: text/x-pfsx+xml
Other format: video/mp4
Other subject: Discourse
Other subject: Quichua, Calderón Highland
Other subject: Quichua, Chimborazo Highland
Other subject: Quichua, Imbabura Highland
Other type: Audio
Other type: Video