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Title:Nawang – Grammatical Recordings
The Traditional Songs And Poetry Of Upper Assam – A Multifaceted Linguistic and Ethnographic Documentation of the Tangsa, Tai and Singpho Communities in Margherita, Northeast India
Contributor:Stephen Morey
Contributor (consultant):Nawang Champang
Description:Four recordings in which Nawang Champang gives some sample sentences and minimal pairs. These consist of the following sound files: SDM37_20111105-01_SM_T_Nawang_Sentences.wav SDM37_20111105-02_SM_T_Nawang_Sentences.wav SDM37_20111105-03_SM_T_Nawang_MinimalPairs.wav SDM37_20111105-04_SM_T_Nawang_Sentences.wav The details of these recordings are as follows: SDM37_20111105-01_SM_T_Nawang_Sentences.wav; Duration 10’49”; Sample sentences – what is written in the notebook; up to nye ngeh manjet Champang kahwaa roh-waa ‘I know a little Champang language’. These are all written up in Champang_Grammar_Notes.doc SDM37_20111105-02_SM_T_Nawang_Sentences.wav; Duration 1’39”; Sample sentences – up to the words for ‘Champang village’ SDM37_20111105-03_SM_T_Nawang_MinimalPairs.wav; Duration 0’45”; Minimal pairs se ‘nearby’ (level tone) and se ‘to sing’ (low falling tone) SDM37_20111105-04_SM_T_Nawang_Sentences.wav; Duration 1’27”; Sample sentences – last portion
This project contains linguistic, musicalogical, ethnographic and other cultural information about three communities in Upper Assam: Singpho, Tai and Tangsa. The recordings and analyses have been done by Stephen Morey, together with Palash Kumar Nath (Gauhati University), Juergen Schoepf (Phonogrammarchiv, Vienna), Meenaxi Barkataki Ruscheweyh (Goettingen Academy of Sciences), Chaichuen Khamdaengyodtai (Rajabhat University, Chiang Mai), Zeenat Tabassum (Gauhati University), Karabi Mazumder (Gauhati University), Krishna Boro (Gauhati University), Paul Hastie (LaTrobe University). The key aims of the project were • to provide a comprehensive documentation of the varieties of Tangsa language spoken in the Margherita Subdivision of Upper Assam, India, • to provide a comprehensive documentation of the traditional songs, and poetry of three endangered language communities in the Margherita Subdivision: the Tangsa and Singpho (both Tibeto-Burman) and the Tai (Tai-Kadai), including a study of Tai traditional manuscripts, which are highly relevant for language and culture maintenance among the Tai. Within each of these communities there is considerable linguistic and cultural diversity, so all the files have been divided up and named according to this system: Tai SDM01 Phake SDM02 Aiton SDM03 Khamyang SDM04 Ahom SDM05 Khamti Singpho SDM07 Turung SDM08 Numhpuk Hkawng SDM09 Diyun Hkawng SDM10 Tieng Hkawng Tangsa SDM11 Youngkuk SDM12 Cholim SDM13 Kimsing SDM14 Tikhak SDM15 Lochhang SDM16 Ngaimong SDM17 Maitai SDM18 Shechhyv SDM19 Mossang SDM20 Khvlak SDM21 Lakkai SDM22 Lungri SDM23 Hakhun SDM24 Lungkhe SDM25 Ronrang SDM26 Sangte SDM27 Sangwal SDM28 Halang SDM29 Haseng SDM30 Morang SDM31 Moklum
He was born in Burma, he lost his mother at an early age and his father remarried a Chamkok lady. He was educated in Changlang and thats how he came to know English.
Publisher:Stephen Morey
Research Centre for Linguistic Typology, La Trobe University
English language
Tase Naga language
Tangsa - Champang variety (general name Thamphang)
Subject (ISO639):eng


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Citation: Stephen Morey; Nawang Champang (consultant). 2011-11-05. Stephen Morey.
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