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oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1248233

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Title:Dead body receiving 2
DeadBody2
Linguistic and Ethnographic Documentation of the Baram Language
Contributor:Krishna
Contributor (consultant):Tok Man
Coverage:Nepal
Date:2009-02-19
Description:Tok Man is a resourceful person. He has got a lot of experiences in his life. He says he had been involved in the funneral of 114 people in his life. We requested him to tell us about a unforgetable funeral he took part in. Then he told us this story in the beginning and later we recorded it.
This project aims to document Baram, a seriously endangered language of Nepal, for its preservation and promotion. For this purpose, we will develop a corpus of the various texts of the Baram language and thereby prepare resources such as its sketch grammar, lexicon and ethnographic profile. To revitalize the language, we will develop Baram orthography and prepare a Baram primer to facilitate its use in basic education and literacy programmes. The audio-video recordings of the Baram database will be archived with its annotation in a website for its accessibility to linguists, ethnographers and the Baram speech community.
In this session Tok Man describes an event of death of a young man from his village. Kul Bahadur Baram was his name and he was a policeman working at Beni, the district headquarter of Myagdi district. At night time Maoist insurgents attacked the police post and killed several policemen. Kul Bahadur's dead body was recovered after several days. It had decayed completely. Tok Man had to go to Beni to receive the dead body and perform the last rites. Tok Man describes all about what happened there.
Mr. Tok Man Baram is a fluent speaker of Baram language. We started to work with him from the beginning of the project. and have taken several texts from him. He is a good story teller.His texts are generally interesting, systematically organised and clear.
Mr. Krishna Paudel is a Research Assistant (RA) in this project. He has been actively participate in the field work, computing and other activeities.
Format:audio/x-wav
text/x-eaf+xml
text/plain
text/xml
DV Tape
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1248233
MDP0158
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1248233%23
Publisher:Prof. Dr. Tej Ratna Kansakar
Tribhuvan University
Subject:Discourse
Narrative
Description
Baraamu language
Baram
Nepali (individual language)
Nepali
English language
Subject (ISO639):brd
npi
eng
Type:Audio

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Citation: Tok Man (consultant); Krishna. 2009-02-19. Prof. Dr. Tej Ratna Kansakar.
Terms: area_Asia area_Europe country_GB country_NP iso639_brd iso639_eng iso639_npi

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