Documentation of Archaic Akha, the register of the shaman


Documentation of Archaic Akha, the register of the shaman

Language: Akha [ahk], Archaic Akha
Depositor: Jake Terrell
Location: Thailand
Deposit Id: 0219
Grant id: SG0010
Funding body: ELDP
Level: Deposit


Summary of deposit

This is collection focuses on Archaic Akha, a code which is not mutually intelligible with modern Akha (ISO 639-3: akh). There are about 500,000 speakers of Akha in Burma, China, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. However, according to community reports, the archaic code is spoken by perhaps only 100 elderly shaman.

This collection, based out of Chiang Rai, Thailand, consists of a corpus of Archaic Akha. It may be used by the community for educational materials, and also serve as the basis for a reference grammar of the language.



Group represented
Around 100 shamans of the Akha people, who speak Archaic Akha.

Language information
Archaic Akha is not mutually intelligible with modern Akha; it is only spoken by shamans. This language does not yet have an ISO-639 code.

Status

Collection online
Resources online and curated

Depositor

Jake Terrell
Affiliation: University of Hawai'i

Deposit Statistics

Data from 2018 December 18 to 2018 December 18
Deposit hits:1
Downloaded files
Without statistics


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This is a short conversation with Pirma Bo Jeevq, an older shaman in the village.

Recorded on: 2010-02-22




This is the eleventh chant of the funeral rites performed by the Akha Shaman.

Recorded on: 2010-02-26




This is the ninth chant of the funeral rites performed by the Akha Shaman.

Recorded on: 2010-02-26




This is the eighth chant of the funeral rites performed by the Akha Shaman.

Recorded on: 2010-02-26




This is the seventh chant of the funeral rites performed by the Akha Shaman.

Recorded on: 2010-02-25




This is the fourteenth chant of the funeral rites performed by the Akha Shaman.

Recorded on: 2010-02-27




Jacob A Terrell feeding his shaman during a rite to become a junior shaman.

Recorded on: 2010-02-16




This is the first chant of the Akha Shaman performed in the process of funeral rites

Recorded on: 2010-02-11




This is the first part of an interview with Pirma Ga Lavq about his role in the community.

Recorded on: 2010-02-20




This is the second part of an interview with Pirma Ga Lavq about his role in the community.

Recorded on: 2010-02-20