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Title:The Windmill
The_Windmill
Documentation of the Southern Tujia Language of China
Contributor (consultant):Xiang Qingchun
Contributor (researcher):Shixuan Xu
Coverage:China
Date:2005-05
Description:This section introduces a traditional farm appliance the windmill. The windmill is used to separate the straw particles after the rice paddy is harvested. Its structure and the function of each part and its usage are presented. There is a diamond shaped mouth on the upper side of the windmill and a handle with fan shaped blades on the side; the bottom has an exit mouth. When using the windmill, spin the handle and the fan-shaped blades inside rotate simultaneously, which generates the wind to blow the deflated paddy particles out, and the good rice will drop to the basket rightly placed under the exit mouth. Thus, the good rice is separated from the useless particles.
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.
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Format:audio/x-wav
application/pdf
text/x-trs
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI927859
MDP0095
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI927859%23
Publisher:Shixuan Xu
Institute of Ethnology & Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Subject:Narrative
Southern Tujia language
Tujia, Southern
Achang language
Subject (ISO639):tjs
acn
Type:Audio

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DateStamp:  2018-04-14
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Citation: Shixuan Xu (researcher); Xiang Qingchun (consultant). 2005-05. Shixuan Xu.
Terms: area_Asia country_CN iso639_acn iso639_tjs

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Country: China
Area: Asia


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