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Documenting Lemo, a Dialect of Bai spoken in the Nujiang Valley of YunnaDocumenting Lemo, a Dialect of Bai spoken in the Nujiang Valley of Yunnan Province, Chinan Province, China
Contributor (depositor):Gao
Contributor (recorder):Yang Xiaoxia
Contributor (speaker):He Zaijin
Neng Guanggan
Zi Guangzi
Description:The consent is obtained from three of the participants at a story telling session. They are Neng Guanggan, He Zaijin and Zi Guangzi. The story telling took place on June 28, 2018, at the home of He Zaijin and Zi Guangzi in the Jinman village. It was the torch festival. Participants took turns to tell Bani story and performed a chant for the occasion. The two researchers Yang and Fu are recording using Sony Camcorder Fdr-ax100 4k and Zoom H2N.
Lemo is considered a Northern Branch of the Bai language. It is spoken by 12,000 people in the Nujiang Valley of the Yunnan Province in China. Lemo culture and language faces a decline due to the encroachment of Lisu and Mandarin Chinese. The current project aims at working with the Language Community to document its language in its dynamic daily uses and cultural performances. It will produce a working orthography, a language learning manual, partially annotated digital audio and video materials that represent the cultural and linguistic practices, a dictionary, and a sketch grammar.
Gao is a post-doc in linguistics. He specializes in big data analysis. For the project he helps with all technical aspects, including depositing, designing software for the ease of transcription.
He Zaijin is Bani from the Jinman Village. He is married to Zi Guangzi. Other than working in the fields, He Zaijin also repairs shoes at the market.
Neng Guanggan is Bani and lives in the Jinman Village.
Zi Guangzi is Bani. She is a mother and grandma and is married to He Zaijin. She told several stories and sang a few songs
Lead researcher
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1256292%23
Publisher:Jingqi Fu
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Northern Bai language
Bai, Northern
Mandarin Chinese language
Chinese, Mandarin
Subject (ISO639):bfc


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1256292
DateStamp:  2019-02-19
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Citation: Yang Xiaoxia (recorder); Gao (depositor); He Zaijin (speaker); Neng Guanggan (speaker); Zi Guangzi (speaker); Fu (recorder). 2018-06-28. Jingqi Fu.
Terms: area_Asia country_CN iso639_bfc iso639_cmn

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Country: China
Area: Asia

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