OLAC Record

Title:A Meeting to Coin New Words
Documentation and Description of the Hrusso Aka Language of Arunachal Pradesh
Contributor (consultant):Dorjee Jebisow
Anu Jebisow
Delu Sapon
Düva Dususow
Contributor (recorder):Gebi Jebisow
Contributor (researcher):Vijay D'Souza
Description:A conversation that led to coining new words for grammatical concepts in Hrusso Aka
One afternoon Gebi, the youngest member of our team, said that if we had words for vowels, consonants and other linguistic terms it would be easier for people to learn and remember them. Everyone liked the idea and convened a meeting immediately, setting aside other plans for the day. The video hereshows this meeting. We came up with new words for some linguistic concepts. Although some of the new names were changed later on, this meeting was the starting point. The names were subsequently well appreciated by other members of the Hrusso Aka tribe. We also noticed that they made it easier to explain things like vowels, consonants, morphemes etc.
Born in Karnataka, India. Working in Northeast India since 1999. Involved with Hrusso Aka orthography development and language support since 1999. Currently doing PhD in linguistics at University of Oxford, UK. Thesis: A Grammar of Hrusso Aka.
Born and brought up at Buragaon. Daughter of Mr. Nima Jebisow. Married to an Apatani person. The couple is temporarily staying at Buragaon for business. Anu runs a small shop. She is fluent in Hrusso Aka and a very good public speaker. She is well known for her leadership qualities and is active in women's self-help groups coordinated by UFS nuns at Buragaon.
Delu coordinated with the women of Buragaon to organise these dances.
From Burugaon, husband of Apin Dusosow. Sons (2): Nijam and Alu. Date and month of birth are unknown. The year is correct.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1102870%23
Publisher:Vijay D'Souza
University of Oxford
English language
Hruso language
Hindi language
Subject (ISO639):eng


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Citation: Vijay D'Souza (researcher); Dorjee Jebisow (consultant); Gebi Jebisow (recorder); Anu Jebisow (consultant); Delu Sapon (consultant); Düva Dususow (consultant). 2017-05-09. Vijay D'Souza.
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