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Title:Meeting of Clan Solidarity (Shotüko kunu)
Documentation and Description of the Hrusso Aka Language of Arunachal Pradesh
Contributor:Members of the Jesusow Subclan
Contributor (consultant):Dorjee K. Jebisow
Contributor (researcher):Vijay D'Souza
Description:Shotuko Kunu is traditional Social ceremony meant to bring about unity. This bundle has the actual Shotuko Kunu ceremony of the Jaŝusow sub-clan of the Jebisow clan. The meeting lasted for 2 days and I was invited to video record the entire event. This recording not only captures a traditional ceremony as it is practised now, but is also a treasure house of various types of natural discourse, such as formal address, formal and informal discussions, giving instructions, conversations of all types, admonitions, and even reading a legal document. Perhaps for the first time in the history of the Akas legal document was entirely written and read in their own language. One of the videos capture this moment as well, with Dorjee Jebisow reading it aloud. It is common among the Akas to produce written legal agreements at the end of important meetings. Usually such documents are in English written according to the ability of the more educated participants. The Jaŝüsow sub-clan considers these recordings as an important memory and a witness for future generations about things spoken and decided during the ceremony.
Born in Karnataka, India. Working in Northeast India as a Jesuit since 1999. Involved with Hrusso Aka orthography development and language support since 1999, having learned the language at Palizi while teaching. Currently doing a DPhil (PhD) in linguistics at the University of Oxford, UK (Thesis: A Grammar of Hrusso Aka). Founder and leader of the Hrusso Literature Team, formed in 2017.
Son of Wangdi and the late Sangdema Jebisow, recently married to Mareena. A member of the Aka (Hrusso) Literatue Team, formed in 2017, under the leadership of Vijay D'Souza. Original village: Buragaon, now resident at Kimi.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1193608%23
Publisher:Vijay D'Souza
University of Oxford
Subject:social customs
clan meeting
English language
Hruso language
Hindi language
Subject (ISO639):eng


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DateStamp:  2019-01-08
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Citation: Vijay D'Souza (researcher); Members of the Jesusow Subclan; Dorjee K. Jebisow (consultant). 2016-02-25. Vijay D'Souza.
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