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Title:The Shangwang festival
Documenting Lemo, a Dialect of Bai spoken in the Nujiang Valley of YunnaDocumenting Lemo, a Dialect of Bai spoken in the Nujiang Valley of Yunnan Province, Chinan Province, China
Contributor (annotator):Yang Xiaoxia
Contributor (speaker):Lasandong
Description:The chant is performed by the Shaman Lasandong, of the Jinman Village, during the Shangwang Festival. The Shangwang Festival, called tsu55sã55ŋo55 (Lit: Celebrate March), is one of the four big celebrations in a year for Bani people. It signifies the start of Spring Planting. This celebration was organized by the county government in the new Bani Town at the Luobenzhuo county seat. During the celebration villagers went up to the stage to perform. After the opening ceremony Lasandong has formed the chant to pray for the harvest. And after that the participants shared wine, eggs and breads. Yang Xiaoxia has taped the chants using a sony FDR-AX100 recorder. The ELAN transcription is based on the wav file.
Lemo is considered a Northern Branch of the Bai language. It is spoken by 12,000 people in the Nujiang Valley of the Yunnan Province in China. Lemo culture and language faces a decline due to the encroachment of Lisu and Mandarin Chinese. The current project aims at working with the Language Community to document its language in its dynamic daily uses and cultural performances. It will produce a working orthography, a language learning manual, partially annotated digital audio and video materials that represent the cultural and linguistic practices, a dictionary, and a sketch grammar.
The shanman calls for the spirits to come and enjoy food and to protect the Bani people and to give them good harvest.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1199437%23
Publisher:Jingqi Fu
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Subject:Northern Bai language
Bai, Northern
Mandarin Chinese language
Standard Language
Subject (ISO639):bfc


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1199437
DateStamp:  2019-02-19
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Citation: Yang Xiaoxia (annotator); Lasandong (speaker). 2017-07-15. Jingqi Fu.
Terms: area_Asia country_CN iso639_bfc iso639_cmn

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Country: China
Area: Asia

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