OLAC Record

Title:Dedicating the house ritual and Securing luck ritual
Documentation of Northern Prinmi oral art, with a special focus on ritual speech
Contributor:Ku Rgyamtsho
Henriette Daudey
Gerong Pincuo
Padma Rgyalmtshan
Dgralha Tshering
Description:Ku Rgyamtsho conducts the Dedicating the house and Securing luck rituals. The Dedicating the house ritual dedicates the door, the four corners of the hearth room (the ritual heart of the house), and the Zambhala (god of wealth). The Securing luck ritual 'binds' or secures the luck of the family, animals in the pen and crops on the field, preventing luck from departing.
This man had learned all the rituals as the assistant of a priest@ who since passed away. While priests rely on the scriptures which they read during rituals@ helpers should know the rituals by heart and rely on their memory@ since they are expected to hand the priest the correct paraphernalia at the correct times and conduct appropriate movements accompanying the rituals. Thus@ this helper could recite rituals from memory.
Henriette is the primary researcher of this language documentation project. She filmed this session and took the photographs.
Pincuo is documenting his own language in this language documentation project. He audio recorded this session.
This speaker went along as part of the research team. He helped us connect to contacts he knew in various places and helped in this recording.
This man (son of jz17) helped prepare various rituals and helped jz18 with the offering to the water spirits. He did not perform any rituals himself.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1273232%23
Northern Pumi language
Northern Prinmi
Chinese language
English language
Subject (ISO639):pmi


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1273232
DateStamp:  2019-03-06
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Citation: Ku Rgyamtsho; Henriette Daudey; Gerong Pincuo; Padma Rgyalmtshan; Dgralha Tshering. 2017-10-21. Endangered Languages Archive.
Terms: area_Asia area_Europe country_CN country_GB iso639_eng iso639_pmi iso639_zho

Inferred Metadata

Country: ChinaUnited Kingdom
Area: AsiaEurope

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