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Title:Singpho Sketch Grammar written in 2010
Singpho Sketch Grammar 2010
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
Description:A sketch grammar of the Singpho language, written by Stephen Morey and completed on 17/8/2010. It is published in Assam as Morey, Stephen. 2010. ‘Singpho Language in Northeast India’ in Das, Biswajit and Phukan Basumatary (eds).. Axamiya aru Axamar Bhasa. (Assamese and The languages of Assam). Guwahati: AANK-Bank.
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
A sketch grammar of the Ahom language based on manuscripts, written by Stephen Morey and completed on 17/8/2010. It is published in Assam as Morey, Stephen. 2010. ‘A sketch of Tai Ahom, as recorded in original manuscripts’ to appear in Das, Biswajit and Phukan Basumatary (eds).. Axamiya aru Axamar Bhasa. (Assamese and The languages of Assam). Guwahati: AANK-Bank.
Ahom is the language spoken by the royal and priestly castes, and by some portion of the population, during the time of the Ahom Kingdom (traditionally 1228 to 1824). It is no longer spoken as a mother tongue, having ceased to be used for all but ritual purposes by 1800. The language survives in ritual, in the vast treasury of manuscripts and in a new revived Ahom.
Publisher:Stephen Morey
Research Centre for Linguistic Typology, La Trobe University
Subject:Secondary document
Grammatical sketch
Ahom language
Tai Ahom
English language
Subject (ISO639):aho


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