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Title:A story of Akabar and Birbal
AkabarBirbal
Linguistic and Ethnographic Documentation of the Baram Language
Contributor (consultant):Tok Man
Contributor (recorder):Krishna
Coverage:Nepal
Date:2009-02-17
Description:It is a session recorded in Kirtipur, Kathmandu. The speaker talks about the story which is remained as a mythical narration in Nepalese society. It is semi-controlled session. The speaker was given the topic and he spoke on 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.
Tok Man Baram is a fluent Native speaker of Baram language who narrates a story related to the two main characters- Akabar and Birbal. Akabar is a king in a country where Birbal is a prime-minister. There is always a competition between them to prove one stronger than another. The plot of this story comes from as a myth in the society.
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
DVD
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1248415
MDP0158
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1248415%23
Publisher:Prof. Dr. Tej Ratna Kansakar
Tribhuvan University
Subject:Fiction
Story
Unspecified
Nepali (individual language)
Nepali
Baraamu language
Baram
Subject (ISO639):npi
brd
Type:Audio

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Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1248415
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Citation: Tok Man (consultant); Krishna (recorder). 2009-02-17. Prof. Dr. Tej Ratna Kansakar.
Terms: area_Asia country_NP iso639_brd iso639_npi

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Country: Nepal
Area: Asia


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