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Title:The Story of Creation
The_Story_of_Creation
Documentation of the Southern Tujia Language of China
Contributor (consultant):Xiang Minhao
Contributor (researcher):Shixuan Xu
Coverage:China
Date:2005-05
Description:Summary: This story narrates the legend of the origin of mankind and the formation of marriage customs. In ancient times, people were trapped in a huge flood and only two siblings survived lives by hiding in a gourd floating on the water. When they each burned incense, the two clouds of smoke were united as one. When they each rolled a millstone down the mountain, the two millstones rolled down and united as one. Therefore, they decided nature wanted them to become a couple. From then on, the offspring of mankind descended from generation to generation.
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.
ELDP grantee who deposited the project material
Format:audio/x-wav
application/pdf
text/x-trs
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI927860
MDP0095
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI927860%23
Publisher:Shixuan Xu
Institute of Ethnology & Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Subject:Story
Southern Tujia language
Tujia, Southern
Achang language
Subject (ISO639):tjs
acn
Type:Audio

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Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI927860
DateStamp:  2018-04-14
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Citation: Shixuan Xu (researcher); Xiang Minhao (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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