OLAC Record

Title:Traditional Ox Ploughing Song
Linguistic and ethnographic documentalion of Western dialecls of Nyenkha spoken in the Phobjikha valley in
Contributor (annotator):Ugyen
Contributor (consultant):Jamtsho
Dorju Phub
Contributor (recorder):Yangchen
Contributor (researcher):Wangchuk
Description:In this video and audio of ox ploughing song, grandpa Dorji Phub sings a traditional ox ploughing song which narrates and tells about the story of ploughing ox, their ploughing work and tools. The song also narrates about the origin of ploughing tools, their procurement and usage in traditional way passed down over generations. We provided another video which talks about the purpose of ox ploughing and usage of ploughing tools, but we did not provide transcription to avoid repetition . However, this bundle contain audio recording though the quality is not that good since we were using it first time and due to congested surrounding as well. In all ox ploughing interviews, Dorji Phub was assisted by Sati and; thus, I can proclaim that many actors were involved in this recording.
Yangchen is a student and lives in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. She is a native speaker of Kurtoekha and employed as a helper for this project.
Jamtsho is a Gup (local leader) of Phobji Gewog (council) and native speaker of Nyenkha. He is employed as a language consultant as well as regional host who selects speaker/language consultant, provide basic facilities (family host) and arrange all necessary things. The research team was really grateful to him for providing all necessary requirements for this ELDP project.
Dorji Phub is a Nyenkha speaker and lives at Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang, Bhutan. He is gifted with talented skill in singing traditional ox songs (other songs as well) weaving traditional carrying bamboo baskets and so on. He is famous for his contribution to traditional artefact and other cultural values.
Wangchuk is a PhD researcher at the University of Essex. He is PI, from Phonjikha and a native speaker of Nyenkha.
Ugyen works for the DDC office and employed as RA with Wangchuk Rinzin. He is a native of Tshangla and uses Dzongkha and English as the national language and international language, respectively.
Sati is 50 years old and a native speaker of Nyenkha. He is a community representative (mang-mi in Nyenkha/Dzongkha) for local government in Pjobjikha council. He is also well-versed in all local traditions passed down from great ancestors. He studied until primary level from Phobjikha Primary School which upgrade to Higher Secondary and Central School from 2015.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1271963%23
Subject:Procedural Narrative
Nyenkha language
Subject (ISO639):neh


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1271963
DateStamp:  2019-04-08
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Citation: Yangchen (recorder); Jamtsho (consultant); Dorju Phub (consultant); Wangchuk (researcher); Ugyen (annotator); Sati (consultant); Ugyen (recorder). 2018-04-18. Endangered Languages Archive.
Terms: area_Asia country_BT iso639_neh

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Country: Bhutan
Area: Asia

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