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oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1268847

Metadata
Title:Asmamaw_Garden_00068
Placing the Dead and Nurturing the Living: Documentation of house- construction and terrace farming in Zargulla, an endangered Omotic language
Contributor (depositor):Azeb
Contributor (interviewer):Abboye
Asmelash
Azeb
Contributor (recorder):Asmelash
Azeb
Contributor (researcher):Azeb
Contributor (speaker):Assegedech
Abboye
Asmamaw
Coverage:Ethiopia
Date:2017-04-06
Description:This is the first session of 12 short video recordings about Mr Asmamaw Guch’alle and his family. The sessions were not planned. Asmamaw joined us while we were having a conversation with Mr Ayyano Aro (Asmamaw’s neighbor and best friend) and invited us to visit his house and garden. He and his wife Ms Assegedech Yimer’s have main farms for grains such as t’eff and sorghum that are in distant places. In the video recordings reported here, they showed us the plot of land around their house, where they cultivate small amounts of several types of plants including root crops (taro, yam, sweet potato), maize, beans, banana, mango, avocado, sugarcane, pumpkin, ensete, coffee. In the session presented here, Asmamaw first told about how he acquired the land (inheritance), about his parents and brothers. He then walked us to the garden where he showed various plants. In the background of our conversation is the ongoing severe draught in the area (most of the year 2017). Through the middle of Asmamaw’s land runs a river bed, almost dry now, but this makes his and his neighbors’ farms look more promising than other fields in the area. Research assistants Asmelash and Abboye and researcher Azeb Amha raise various questions. Two men and a woman (neighbours) have joined us in various times during the recording but unfortunately metadata information was not obtained for them. While Azeb made the video recordings, research assistent Asmelash made audio recording of the sessions; the audio and video recordings are archived separately becaue the time of the recording was not synchronized.
Format:audio/x-wav
video/mp4
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1268847
MDP0359
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1268847%23
Subject:Zayse-Zergulla language
Zaysete
English language
Amharic language
Subject (ISO639):zay
eng
amh
Type:Audio
Video

OLAC Info

Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OAI Info

OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1268847
DateStamp:  2019-03-26
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Search Info

Citation: Abboye (interviewer); Asmelash (recorder); Azeb (depositor); Assegedech (speaker); Abboye (speaker); Asmelash (interviewer); Azeb (researcher); Azeb (interviewer); Asmamaw (speaker); Azeb (recorder). 2017-04-06. Endangered Languages Archive.
Terms: area_Africa area_Europe country_ET country_GB iso639_amh iso639_eng iso639_zay

Inferred Metadata

Country: EthiopiaUnited Kingdom
Area: AfricaEurope


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