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Title:Banjhankri
Linguistic and Ethnographic Documentation of the Baram Language
Contributor:Krishna
Contributor (consultant):Dambar
Coverage:Nepal
Date:2008-03-13
Description:This session was recorded in Gorkha. Dambar Bahadur Baram who is a useful speaker especially for data elicitation also produced a text like Banjhankri. He saw a Banjhankri (a local mythical healer) when he was young. Now he is remembering that event. However, like other session this is also recorded in a controlled setting.
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, Dambar Bahadur talks about an event that he saw when he was young. He says when villagers saw a Banjhankri first time they called it a ghost because they didn’t know what it was. But now the situation is totally changed. All people in the village know about Banjhankri. That’s why; they worship for him by offering a cock. The villagers are well known that if anybody doesn’t offer a cock then he/she would faced problem in their life time. Sometimes, even the children are taken by Banjhankri.
Mr. Dambar Bahadur 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 and good at role playing. But he has got one problem that his texts are generally lack coherence.
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:MPI1248385
MDP0158
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1248385%23
Publisher:Prof. Dr. Tej Ratna Kansakar
Tribhuvan University
Subject:Reminiscence
Narrative
Unspecified
Baraamu language
Baram
Nepali (individual language)
Nepali
Subject (ISO639):brd
npi
Type:Audio

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Citation: Dambar (consultant); Krishna. 2008-03-13. Prof. Dr. Tej Ratna Kansakar.
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Country: Nepal
Area: Asia


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