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Title:How Nwangi is celebrated
Linguistic and Ethnographic Documentation of the Baram Language
Contributor (consultant):Panmati
Description:This session contains a short discription about Nwangi festival. Panmati who is a fluent native speaker of Baram language has told this session in Gorkha district of Nepal.
This project aims to document Baram, a seriously endangered language of Nepal, for its preservation and promotion. For this purpose, we will develop a corpus of the various texts of the Baram language and thereby prepare resources such as its sketch grammar, lexicon and ethnographic profile. To revitalize the language, we will develop Baram orthography and prepare a Baram primer to facilitate its use in basic education and literacy programmes. The audio-video recordings of the Baram database will be archived with its annotation in a website for its accessibility to linguists, ethnographers and the Baram speech community.
In Nwangi festival, the leaf-plates and leaf-cups and prepared. It is done in a temple called Maithan. The people stay overnight the previous day and they make a lot of lamps. Someone sings the local songs, someone dances and some sing devotional songs and drink alcohol, liquor and eat breads. When the priest arrives early in the morning, he gives a mixture of five things (liquids) and like this, the festival is almost finished.
Mr. Krishna Paudel is a Research Assistant (RA) in this project. He has been actively participate in the field work, computing and other activeities.
Mrs. Panmati Baram is a fluent speaker of Baram language. We started to work with her quite later and have taken several texts from her. She is a good story teller and her texts are generally interesting, systematically organised. She doesn't have front lower teeth and she speaks quite faster so her texts are relatively difficult to understand.
Mr. Krishna Prasad Chalise is affiliated to The Central Department of Linguistics, Tribhuvan University. In this project he has been working as a researcher. He has been responsible of coordination of different aspects of the project including some aspects of management, computing, annotation, panning etc.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1248742%23
Publisher:Prof. Dr. Tej Ratna Kansakar
Tribhuvan University
Subject:Ritual/religious texts
Nepali (individual language)
Baraamu language
Subject (ISO639):npi


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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DateStamp:  2018-10-31
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Citation: Krishna; Panmati (consultant); Krishna. n.d. Prof. Dr. Tej Ratna Kansakar.
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Country: Nepal
Area: Asia

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