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Title:The Wedding Lament
The_Wedding_Lament
Documentation of the Southern Tujia Language of China
Contributor (consultant):Shi Zeying
Contributor (researcher):Shixuan Xu
Coverage:China
Date:2005-05
Description:This section introduces the wedding customs of the Tujia people. According to Tujia tradition, the new bride begins to wail with a characteristic chant-like melody with improvised lyrics the night before her wedding ceremony. The wedding lament is mainly to show gratitude for being raised kindly by parents, to describe her reluctance to leave brothers and sisters, to recall her happy life with her family, and to express her guilt for not paying her filial piety and to show her warm greeting to relatives. The wedding lament is sung with chanting melody, and presents the bride’s talent in singing as well as expressing her sadness. And wedding lament is famous for it rich lyrics and long chant-like melody.
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.
One of the languages for this actor is listed as: Semi-Chinese
ELDP grantee who deposited the project material
Format:audio/x-wav
application/pdf
text/x-trs
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI927862
MDP0095
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI927862%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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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI927862
DateStamp:  2018-04-14
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Citation: Shi Zeying (consultant); Shixuan Xu (researcher). 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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