OLAC Record

Title:Wake: Women's greetings and gifts
0136-Wake: Women's greetings and gifts
A description and documentation of Avatime
Contributor:Tsiami Atsu Ganusah (Speaker/Signer)
Sammy Kwami Oboni (Recorder)
Description:This recording was made at a wake keeping the night before the funeral of Geoffrey Adjabeng, a clan leader. The men gathered at one of the meeting places in the village and spent the night giving speeches, singing and drinking. This event was recorded by Sammy. No outside observer was present. In this recording, some songs are sung and the women come by. Greetings are exchanged and the women receive some gifts. The recording has not been transcribed or translated. This recording starts with a song in Twi. Then at about 3.40 minutes into the recording, some women arrive. Some people at the wake keeping greet the women. Then Tsiami Atsu Ganusah talks for a bit. He tells about all the people who have donated drinks. He thanks the women and gives them drinks. Then the women receive the drinks and thank Atsu Ganusah. At the end a man talks a little bit. The recording ends with a song in Twi again. Some Twi songs are sung. The conversation and speeches are in Avatime. Tsiami Atsu Ganusah gives a speech. Several other people speak and sing, but I do not know their names.
Language_Name: Avatime Language_Region: Africa Language_Country: Ghana Project_Status: Complete Year: 2008 Start_Date: 2008-05-01 End_Date: 2008-12-31
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI583473%23
Publisher:Saskia Van Putten
Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL)
Twi language
Undetermined language
Avatime (Dominant)
Subject (ISO639):twi


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI583473
DateStamp:  2016-09-27
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Citation: Tsiami Atsu Ganusah (Speaker/Signer); Sammy Kwami Oboni (Recorder). 2008-09-26. Saskia Van Putten.
Terms: iso639_twi iso639_und

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