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Title:Explaining the Parts of a House (Ñelu)
Documentation and Description of the Hrusso Aka Language of Arunachal Pradesh
Contributor:Sodzom Nimasow
Contributor (consultant):Govardhan Nimasow
Contributor (recorder):Thomas Small
Contributor (researcher):Vijay D'Souza
Description:In this video,Govardhan Nimasow names and explains the parts of a traditional Hrusso Aka house. The video contains not only the near-complete vocabulary pertaining to the interior of the Hrusso Aka house, but also cultural, mythological and social insights on why the Akas build their houses in this way. Govardhan Nimasow is an important leader of the Hrusso Aka community. He is the current president of the Hrusso Elite Society (equivalent of a general council, 'elite' being some sort of a misnomer). Recording Conditions: The video was shot in somewhat noisy village surroundings. Govardhan's house is right in the middle of Palizi village, close to the main road. Video: Redorded with Canon XA20, settings - Auto. Audio: Micropones: Audio Technica 803B lavalier omnidirectional condenser microphones - 2, one for each stereo channel, both attached to speaker's collar. Audio recorded directly on Canon XA20 video camera using XLR inputs and extracted later as .wav files (archived here) using Any Video Coverter software. Recording Specs: Sample rate 48000 Hz, 32 bit float.
Son of Dola and Sonam (hru: Tsonam) Nimasow (née Dususow). Exact date and month of birth are unknown. A public figure, at the time of recording, Govardhan was the regnant president of the apex body of the tribe, 'The Hrusso Aka Society'. The Nimasow clan was settled in Buragaon, but were led back to their ancestral village, Palizi, by Govardhan in the 1980s. Before becoming a public leader, he worked in the Forest Dep't of Arunachal. Original village: Palizi, but born and raised in Buragaon
Née Jebisow, married to Govardhan Nimasow, mother of 6 sons ('Kala', Sange Chopel, Nima Tsering, Jibon, Soni, and Sang) and 1 daughter (Usha). Original village: Buragaon, moved after marriage to Palizi
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.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1211491%23
Publisher:Vijay D'Souza
University of Oxford
Subject:explanatory material
material culture
English language
Hruso language
Hindi language
Subject (ISO639):eng


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DateStamp:  2019-01-08
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Citation: Govardhan Nimasow (consultant); Sodzom Nimasow; Vijay D'Souza (researcher); Thomas Small (recorder). 2016-04-25. Vijay D'Souza.
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Country: United KingdomIndia
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