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Title:Tujia Marriage
Documentation of the Southern Tujia Language of China
Contributor (consultant):Xiang Zixing
Xiang Minyuan
Description:The dialogue introduces the marriage process and customs are introduced in this section. Before the 1960s, the marriage of Tujia young people was arranged by parents and negotiated by go-betweens. Young girls and boys could not meet each other before marriage. This section shows the whole process from the groom going to the bride’s home to pursue marriage to the marriage decision the wedding ceremony. It depicts the whole procedure from the time the bride’s family meets the people who are from the groom’s family to the cries for marrying off the young couple, to the return to the bride’s house for a brief visit in three days. It is a Tujia tradition and custom that the bride would cry at her marriage to thank her parents for birth and nurturing and be unwilling to separate from her parents, relatives, birthplace and all loved ones.
Summary of deposit Southern Tujia (土家. ISO-639: tjs) is a tonal Tibeto-Burman language spoken in a small number of villages in the mountainous Wuling Range of the western Hunan and Hubei provinces of central south China.There are around 6 million Tujia people, however only a small number of these speak the Southern Tujia variant. The Northern variant (ISO-639: tji) is more widely spoken. This collection will contain data on language structure, phonological, lexical, and grammatical features. There will also be audio recordings of natural speech and folk literature. The aim is for this collection to contain the maximum amount of information about the language and about traditional culture expressed through the language, and to document other aspects of the language for which inadequate information exists. As part of the collection there will also be a reference grammar, a Tujia-Chinese-English dictionary, and corpora of traditional oral literature, which will be useful for both linguists and the speaker community, will be produced. Chinese will be used as the explanatory language in the grammars, and as the translation language for texts. Group represented Tujia (Bizika) people, China. Language information Southern Tujia (土家) is a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the mountainous areas of central south China, and has no literary tradition or adequate documentation. It currently is in the final phase of an apparently inexorable decline: the number of native speakers is less than 1000, and almost every remaining speaker is bilingual in Tujia and Chinese.
The languages for this actor are listed as: Semi-Chinese and Semi-Miao
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI927854%23
Publisher:Shixuan Xu
Institute of Ethnology & Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Southern Tujia language
Tujia, Southern
Subject (ISO639):tjs


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Citation: Xiang Zixing (consultant); Xiang Minyuan (consultant). 2006-02. Shixuan Xu.
Terms: area_Asia country_CN iso639_tjs

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Country: China
Area: Asia

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