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Title:Muncha and Thangseng – CALMSEA word list
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:Jürgen Schöpf
Contributor (consultant):Thangseng Thangha
Muncha Khimhun
Description:Nine recordings in which Muncha Khimhun and Thangseng Tangha record the CALMSEA word list. These consist of the following sound files: SDM31-20100124-095559_JS_E_WordList.wav SDM31-20100124-100530_JS_E_WordList.wav SDM31-20100124-102848_JS_E_WordList_p1.wav SDM31-20100124-103034_JS_E_WordList_p1-2.wav SDM31-20100124-103507_JS_E_WordList_p3-4.wav SDM31-20100124-104250_JS_E_WordList_p5-6.wav SDM31-20100124-105300_JS_E_WordList_p7-8.wav SDM31-20100124-105856_JS_E_WordList_p9-10.wav SDM31-20100124-110318_JS_E_WordList_p11-12.wav The details of these recordings are as follows: SDM31-20100124-095559_JS_E_WordList.wav; Duration 9’08” Recording of the word list; this begins with a discussion of the difficulty of recording the word list; there was a lot of background noise from children. Pages 1 and 2 of the word list SDM31-20100124-100530_JS_E_WordList.wav; Duration 4’40” Page 3 of the word list SDM31-20100124-102848_JS_E_WordList_p1.wav; Duration 1’18” Page 1 of the word list; this was recorded in Muncha’s house where it was much quieter. The word was first said in English, and then in Moklum first by Muncha and then by Thangseng up to ‘foot’. This recording was interrupted by Thangseng’s phone SDM31-20100124-103034_JS_E_WordList_p1-2.wav; Duration 4’31” Pages 1 and 2 of the word list SDM31-20100124-103507_JS_E_WordList_p3-4.wav; Duration 7’39” Pages 3 and 4 of the word list SDM31-20100124-104250_JS_E_WordList_p5-6.wav; Duration 5’26” Pages 5 and 6 of the word list SDM31-20100124-105300_JS_E_WordList_p7-8.wav; Duration 5’36” Pages 7 and 8 of the word list SDM31-20100124-105856_JS_E_WordList_p9-10.wav; Duration 4’19” Pages 9 and 10 of the word list SDM31-20100124-110318_JS_E_WordList_p11-12.wav; Duration 3’47” Pages 11 and 12 of the word list
This project contains linguistic, musicological, 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 Yongkuk SDM12 Cholim (Tonglum) SDM13 Chamchang (Kimsing) SDM14 Tikhak SDM15 Lochhang (Langching) SDM16 Ngaimong SDM17 Maitai SDM18 Shechhyoe SDM19 Mossang SDM20 Khalak SDM21 Lakkai SDM22 Longri SDM23 Hakhun SDM24 Lungkhe SDM25 Rera (Ronrang) SDM26 Sangte SDM27 Sangwal SDM28 Halang SDM29 Haseng SDM30 Mungray (Morang) SDM31 Moklum SDM32 Nokja SDM33 Hawoi (Havi) SDM34 Joglei (Jogly) SDM35 Namsang (Nocte) SDM36 Longchang Among the Tangsa, there is considerable diversity. Each group has its own name for itself and for each other group. In the list above, the name in parentheses is sometimes called the 'general name', whereas the first listed name is that used by the group for themselves. The naming of Tangsa groups needs considerable further research
Publisher:Stephen Morey
Research Centre for Linguistic Typology, La Trobe University
Tase Naga language
Tangsa - Muklom variety (general name Moklum)
English language
Subject (ISO639):nst


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Citation: Jürgen Schöpf; Thangseng Thangha (consultant); Muncha Khimhun (consultant). 2010-01-24. Stephen Morey.
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