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Title:Aije Let – Discussion about melody
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
Jürgen Schöpf
Contributor (consultant):Aije Let Hailong
Coverage:India
Date:2010-01-31
Description:One recording in which Aije Let Hailong discusses about melody. This consists of the following media file: SDM01-20100131-104117_JS_E_AiCheLet_Melodies.wav The details of this recording is are as follows: SDM01-20100131-104117_JS_E_AiCheLet_Melodies.wav:Duration 14’02”:Ai Che Let demonstrates the tune of different styles of Tai song – 0’55” Mo Kham Sa Eui,, sung on the syllable na; 1’46” Mo Kham Khe Khyang, sung on the syllable na;; 2’09” Mo Kham Soi Yoi; he used the syllable noi on which to sing this. There are two types ‘the middle type’ (an khueng kang) and the short type (an lot). 3’28” The camera is used to film him tapping his finger while demonstrating the Soi Yoi styles. 4’15” Soi Yoi is repeated, first an yau ‘the long type’ and then an lot ‘the short type’. This distinction refers to the length of the text of the lines. 5’27” the short type is demonstrated; 6’23” an phat lik, the tune of reading books. This is demonstrated with a humming, m syllable. 7’07” Kham Woi ‘blessing’. This needs to be sung with words. Two types are demonstrated, first the long type, then at 8’39” the short type. This also needs to be sung with words. Following this there was some further discussion, about why words are needed for some types. In the Soi Yoi type, he sang only the tune seng naai. 11’41” The style of monks preaching. This is just the tune. There are several types, that of the young monks (12’00”) and that of the more senior monks (12’31”)
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
One recording in which Aije Let Hailong discusses about melody. This consists of the following media file: SDM01-20100131-104117_JS_E_AiCheLet_Melodies.wav The details of this recording are as follows: SDM01-20100131-104117_JS_E_AiCheLet_Melodies.wav:Duration 14’02”:Ai Che Let demonstrates the tune of different styles of Tai song – 0’55” Mo Kham Sa Eui,, sung on the syllable na; 1’46” Mo Kham Khe Khyang, sung on the syllable na;; 2’09” Mo Kham Soi Yoi; he used the syllable noi on which to sing this. There are two types ‘the middle type’ (an khueng kang) and the short type (an lot). 3’28” The camera is used to film him tapping his finger while demonstrating the Soi Yoi styles. 4’15” Soi Yoi is repeated, first an yau ‘the long type’ and then an lot ‘the short type’. This distinction refers to the length of the text of the lines. 5’27” the short type is demonstrated; 6’23” an phat lik, the tune of reading books. This is demonstrated with a humming, m syllable. 7’07” Kham Woi ‘blessing’. This needs to be sung with words. Two types are demonstrated, first the long type, then at 8’39” the short type. This also needs to be sung with words. Following this there was some further discussion, about why words are needed for some types. In the Soi Yoi type, he sang only the tune seng naai. 11’41” The style of monks preaching. This is just the tune. There are several types, that of the young monks (12’00”) and that of the more senior monks (12’31”)
Format:audio/x-wav
Identifier:oai:www.mpi.nl:1839_00-0000-0000-0017-C5A2-B
Publisher:Stephen Morey
Research Centre for Linguistic Typology, La Trobe University
Subject:Singing
Unspecified
Phake language
Tai Phake
English language
Subject (ISO639):phk
eng
Type:audio

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Citation: Aije Let Hailong (consultant); Stephen Morey; Jürgen Schöpf. 2010-01-31. Stephen Morey.
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