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Title:Yanger Thungwa – 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):Longkhap Yanger Thungwa
Description:Three recordings in which Longkhap Yanger Thungwa and Stephen Morey discuss on the aspect of grammar. These consist of the following sound files: SDM13-20111012-01_SM_T_Yanger_VowelMinimalPairs.wav SDM13-20111012-02_SM_T_Yanger_Pronouns.wav SDM13-20111012-03_SM_T_Yanger_AgreementParadigm.wav The details of these recordings are as follows: SDM13-20111012-01_SM_T_Yanger_VowelMinimalPairs.wav; Duration 14’40”; Recording of vowel minimal pairs, reading from an MS photographed as LMYanger_VowelMinimalPairs.jpg SDM13-20111012-02_SM_T_Yanger_Pronouns.wav; Duration 1’48”; Elicitation of pronouns: ngi¹ ‘1SG’ m²naq ‘2SG’ apaiq ‘3SG’ na¹shiq ‘1PL.INCL’ nai¹shiq ‘1PL.EXCL’ nam¹shiq ‘2PL’ tsang³shiq ‘3PL’ SDM13-20111012-03_SM_T_Yanger_AgreementParadigm.wav; Duration 5’07”; Elicitation of agreement system: NEG ‘X did not order the pig’ 1SG: ngi raq waq ka thaümang dea 2SG: ümniiraq waq ka thaümaü dea 2SG: apaiq raq waq ka thaümak dea 1PL.INCL: nashiq raq waq ka thaümai dea 1PL.EXCL: naishiq raq waq ka thaümai dea 2PL: namshiq raq waq ka thaüman dea PAST ‘X ordered the pig’ 1SG: ngi raq waq ka thaükang 2SG: ümniiraq waq ka thaülaü sha 3SG: apaiq raq thaüto 1PL: nashiq raq waq ka thaükai 2PL: namshiq raq waq ka thaülan FUTURE ‘X will tell’ 1SG: ngi raq mi chong-ha 2SG: ümniiraq mi chong-haü 3SG: apaiq raq mi chong 1PL.INCL: nashiq raq mi chong-i ~ mi chong (rong) i 1PL.EXCL: naishiq raq mi chong-hai 2PL: namshiq raq mi chong-han This recording also includes a discussion about the difference between -to and -taq: taq seems to be used when the clause is not final: apaiq raq waq ka thaütaq, rvshiinmaq waq ka kimak dea ‘He ordered the pig to go, but the pig did not go.’
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
His father was a headman. When the people came from the hills, his father was the headman of three villages, Songking, Nongtham and Joting Kaikhe. Longkhap Thungwa is his original name, the first being a personal name and the second a clan name. The name Yanger was given at the time of baptism in 1971. He has lived in Shillong since 1998 and has translated the Bible into Chamchang Tangsa. He speaks Chamchang Tangsa, English, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, a little Singpho.
Publisher:Stephen Morey
Research Centre for Linguistic Typology, La Trobe University
Tase Naga language
Tangsa - Chamchang variety (general name Kimsing)
English language
Subject (ISO639):nst


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Citation: Stephen Morey; Longkhap Yanger Thungwa (consultant). 2011-10-12. Stephen Morey.
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