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Metadata
Title:past_CD
A Description and Documentation of Avatime
Contributor:Manfred
Contributor (consultant):C.K.
Contributor (interviewer):Sammy
Contributor (translator):Wisdom
Coverage:Ghana
Date:2008-10-02
Description:This story was recorded in Amedzofe at a meeting with 10 elderly people. The 10 people were divided into two groups and we talked with each group for an hour. In the first session Sammy interviewed the first five people about what has changed since they were young and what they think Amedzofe will be like in the future. In the second session, Sammy asked the other five people to tell their life stories and then asked if there were other stories or folk tales they could tell. This story was part of the first session in Amedzofe. CK talks about what has changed since he was young.
The Avatime project aims to describe and document Avatime. The researchers involved in this project are Rebecca Defina and Saskia van Putten. The project included fieldwork in Ghana in 2008 and was completed in 2009. Outcomes of the project are: (1) audio and video recordings of different genres, of which 13,5 hours have been transcribed and annotated, (2) an Avatime-English wordlist, (3) grammar notes and (4) two Master's theses, one on the expression of motion in Avatime (Saskia van Putten) and one on aspect and mood in Avatime (Rebecca Defina).
CK was asked to tell a story about how things have changed since he was young. Wisdom translates it into English. The English translation is only included on the audio file.
CK tells his story in Avatime, Wisdom translates it to English.
C.K. tells the story. Then, Sammy asks some questions and C.K. answers. Wisdom then translates the story to English. Also present were Saskia, Rebecca, Yunis and Judith.
C.K. is one of the people we interviewed in Amedzofe on October 2, 2008. C.K. is a clan leader in Amedzofe, he is also the Mankrado, or Krontehene, the chief landlord of the town and the person responsible for installing the nominated choice of the elders as the town chief.
Sammy was one of our main informants for this project. He was born in Vane and has lived there most of his life. He has also spent some time in Accra. He speaks good English and Ewe.
Wisdom was our contact person in the village Amedzofe and organised a gathering with a group of elders for us. He grew up in Amedzofe and has spent 11 years travelling through other African countries as a missionary. He has now trained as a priest.
Manfred Apati is an old man (65+) living in Fume. He is a member of the language committee founded by the GILLBT (SIL) group. He has followed a few linguistics / translation courses with GILLBT. He writes Avatime very well and has independently transcribed and translated many recordings for us.
The recording was made using a JVC Everio digital video camera. The file is saved in MPEG2 format with 3400 kbps video encoding rate and 256 kbps audio encoding rate. The aspect ratio is 4:3 and the size of the video is 352 x 576. It is recorded in PAL format. This video recording does not include the English translation.
The recording was made using a Marantz PMD flash recorder. The recording is mono, 16 bit and 48 kHz. This audio recording includes the English translation.
An ELAN file with the transcription and translation done by Manfred.
A toolbox file with the transcription and translation done by Manfred.
This story was told within a session in which 4 people told stories. The stories recorded in this session, in the order in which they were told, are: - past_CT - past_CD - past_YA - past_JT - future_CD - future_YA - future_JT For each of these stories, there is an audio recording, a video recording and an IMDI metadata file with the same name.
Format:video/x-mpeg2
audio/x-wav
text/x-eaf+xml
text/x-toolbox-text
Identifier:oai:www.mpi.nl:1839_00-0000-0000-0016-7734-C
Publisher:Saskia van Putten and Rebecca Defina
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:Discourse
Narrative
past
Avatime language
English language
Subject (ISO639):avn
eng
Type:video
audio

OLAC Info

Archive:  The Language Archive at the MPI for Psycholinguistics
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OAI Info

OaiIdentifier:  oai:www.mpi.nl:1839_00-0000-0000-0016-7734-C
DateStamp:  2017-02-14
GetRecord:  OAI-PMH request for simple DC format

Search Info

Citation: C.K. (consultant); Sammy (interviewer); Wisdom (translator); Manfred. 2008-10-02. Saskia van Putten and Rebecca Defina.
Terms: area_Africa area_Europe country_GB country_GH iso639_avn iso639_eng

Inferred Metadata

Country: United KingdomGhana
Area: AfricaEurope


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