OLAC Record

Title:The Story of an Old Man and an Old Woman
Linguistic and Ethnographic Documentation of the Baram Language
Contributor (consultant):Dambar
Description:This recording was done at the office of LEDBL in the early days of data gathering when we were practising video recording. We had invited Mr. Dambar Bahadur Baram and Ms. Dauri Baram from Danda Gaun, Goukha as language consultants. We asked him to tell us a short story in his language and he told this story to us.
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 a Baram village there were husband and wife. They were fed up with working continuously and quarreled. The wife left the house but the husband convinced her take her back. Then the husband left the house. The wife searched for him everywhere but couldn't find him. She thought he was lost and won't come back. She also decided to leave the house. She went carrying her wooden box on her back. On the way, some kind of liquid leaked from the wooden box. She thought it was oil she had kept and rubbed it on her body. Later she opened the wooden box and saw into it. There was her husband sitting. Total number of utterances: 36
Dambar Bahadur Baram is a native speaker of the language. He speakes both Baram and Nepali equally. He has been working in the project as a full time language consultant for six months.
Team Menber and Researcher, LEDBL Project. Teacher, Central Department of Linguistics, TU.
Dauri Maya Baram is a native speaker of Baram Language.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1248732%23
Publisher:Prof. Dr. Tej Ratna Kansakar
Tribhuvan University
family life
Baraamu language
Subject (ISO639):brd


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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DateStamp:  2018-10-31
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Citation: Dambar (consultant); Krishna; Dauri. 2008-12-02. Prof. Dr. Tej Ratna Kansakar.
Terms: area_Asia country_NP iso639_brd

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Country: Nepal
Area: Asia

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