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Title:Children's conversation
Documentation and Description of the Hrusso Aka Language of Arunachal Pradesh
Contributor:Arjun Jebisow
Mihin Kanya
Chanje (Tranje) Dususow
Contributor (consultant):Anu 'Tranje' Jebisow
Contributor (recorder):Yachi Jebisow
Yaniam Chukhu
Description:In this session, Chanje, Kanya and Trombu from the village of Buragaon are engaged in conversation about their wish to fly to cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and Goa in a helicopter, about their friends in school, to which they finally end up picking lice off each other. Recording was done in the lawns of St. Xavier School, Buragaon where all the participants are enrolled in primary school. The aim of the video was to capture the imaginative nature of children's conversations as when all the participants are heard making engine noise of a helicopter to indicate that they are flying. Kanya is also heard imagining Yaniam's native village, which she has never seen, and telling her friends about it. RECORDING CONDITIONS Fairly quiet, but somewhat windy village surroundings; outdoors. Microphone: Superlux S502 stereo cardioid condensor microphone. (Failed because phantom power was not connected to microphone. So, internal audio from the video camera was used instead.) Recording Specs: Stereo, 48000 Hz, 32 bit float. Audio was extracted from video using Videopad video editor (free version).
Documentation and Description of the Hrusso Aka Language of Arunachal Pradesh DESCRIPTION: This is a collection of Audio, video and textual language resources in Hrusso Aka, a language spoken by about 4000 speakers in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Hrusso Aka is an interesting language because of its dissimilarities with other languages in the region. It is highly endangered due to the ongoing rapid language shift to Hindi. This collection contains various genre of natural and elicited language forms such as stories, mythology, conversations, songs, dances, word lists etc, and has been made possible by an IGS scholarship by ELDP and a long-standing collaboration between the researcher and members of the Hrusso Aka community.
In this video, Chanje, Arjun and Kanya are playing and picking lice from each other's head.
Daughter of Nima and Kejang Jebisow, and is married to an Apatani ('Chandu' Mihin Chada). The couple is temporarily residing in Buragaon for business. In the first year of recording, she ran a shop. She is fluent in Hrusso Aka and a very good public speaker. She takes an active role in women's self-help groups coordinated by UFS nuns and AJS at Buragaon, and has recently become the co-ordinator of the self-help goups of East and West Kameng Districts. Also know as 'Tranje'. A member of the Aka (Hrusso) Literature Team, formed in 2017, under the leadership of Vijay D'Souza. Original village: Buragaon
Daughter of Nima and Kejang Jebisow. A member of the Aka (Hrusso) Literature Team, formed in 2017, under the leadership of Vijay D'Souza. Original village: Buragaon
A member of the Hrusso Aka Language Documentation team from April 2019. Native village: Yazali, Lower Subansiri. Post graduate in Media and Cultural Studies, TISS, Mumbai.
Son of the late Dorjee Jebisow and Yali Jebisow. Original village: Buragaon
daughter of Mihin Chada and Anu Jebisow Primary student in St Xavier School, Buragaon. Apatani by birth, but a native speaker of Hrusso Aka.
daughter of Kalo Dususow and Argi Reena Dusosow Primary student in St Xavier School, Buragaon.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1312333%23
Publisher:Vijay D'Souza
University of Oxford
Subject:Child language
Hruso language
English language
Hindi language
Subject (ISO639):hru


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DateStamp:  2019-06-29
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Citation: Anu 'Tranje' Jebisow (consultant); Yachi Jebisow (recorder); Yaniam Chukhu (recorder); Arjun Jebisow; Mihin Kanya; Chanje (Tranje) Dususow. 2019-04-27. Vijay D'Souza.
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