Documentation of Jowshaqani, a Central Iranian language


Documentation of Jowshaqani, a Central Iranian language

Language: Jowshaqani (ISO639-3:)
Depositor: Esfandiar Taheri
Location: Iran
Deposit Id: 0493
Grant id: SG0457
Funding body: ELDP
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit
The project will document Jowshaqani, a Central Iranian language spoken in Jowshaqan township in northern Isfahan province in Iran. With 3500 inhabitants, Jowshaqan township is situated some 120 km north of the city of Isfahan at the border of an area where Central Iranian dialects are spoken. Jowshaqani is increasingly giving way to Persian and there are fewer than 600 fluent speakers of this language. This documentation will include audio and video recordings with transcriptions, translations and annotations of the recorded data. The project will also provide a Jowshaqani/English/Persian dictionary.

Group represented
The collection created within this deposit includes contributions from some Jowshaqani speakers living in Jowshaqan and Shahrak vahdat (a countryside next to the Jowshaqan).

Special characteristics
The collection also contains an audio recording which has the pronunciation of a collection of language lexicon, and also a recording including some sentences collected by questionnaire which reflects the basic grammatical features of the languages. All of language consultants in this project are old and middle-aged and who use genuine language and are use it more fluently.

Deposit contents
The deposit comprises some xxx audio and video recordings of Jowshaqani language, and have wide range of genres such as personal stories, historical narrative, explaining carpet weaving, producing rose-water (Golab-giri) and dialogues. Some xxx percent of recordings are transcribed, glossed and translated using ELAN.

Deposit history
The data for this deposit was collected in May, June and July 2018, when Taheri the investigator went for field work to Jowshaqan. Some data is recorded by Mitra Tafazzoli and GHiasoddin Razavian, Taheri’s assistant and members of the Jowshaqani community.

Other information


Acknowledgement and citation
Users of any part of the collection should acknowledge Esfandiar Taheri as the principal investigator, the data collector and the researcher. Users should also acknowledge the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) as the funder of the project. Individual speakers whose words and/or images are used should be acknowledged by respective name(s). Any other contributor who has collected, transcribed or translated the data or was involved in any other way should be acknowledged by name. All information on contributors is available in the metadata. To refer to any data from the corpus, please cite as follows: Taheri, Esfandiiar. 2017. .Documentation of Jowshaqani, a Central Iranian language. ID: Jowshaqani[0493]. London: SOAS, Endangered Languages Archive, ELAR. URL: MPI1035085(accessed on [insert date here]).

Status

Collection online
Resources online and curated

Depositor

Esfandiar Taheri
Affiliation: Isfahan University

Deposit Statistics

Data from 2019 March 24 to 2019 March 24
Deposit hits:1
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here is the yarn shop of Haji who is one of old seller of yarn used for carpet knotting. His store is also a haunt for many of his friends who sit on a wooden bed and talk about different issues. This video is one of this friendly conversation. equipment: Canon Legria HF G40 camera, Rode NTG-2 external microphone

Recorded on: 2018-07-05




Today is the day of shearing. Men are shearing in the shade of trees and women after preparing meal for men are sitting under a mulberry tree to eat mulberry and talk with each other. This video is part of their conversation. They are talking about daily life in old days. equipment: Canon Legria HF G40 camera, Rode NTG-2 external microphone

Recorded on: 2018-06-28




Today is the day before shearing. Lotfian's family members and some of his relatives are in Ruing meadow to wash the sheep and preparing them for shearing in next day at Sarsula field. they are having lunch after the washing has finished. equipment: equipment: Canon Legria HF G40, Rode NTG-2 microphone

Recorded on: 2018-06-27




The main irrigation water of Jowshaqan is from a spring that used to be used jointly by Jowshaqan, Kumu and Chaykun. In a period of 3 years, the Kumu villagers who was upstream of the Jowshaqan, blocked the water stream and did not allow Jowshaqanis to get the water. During these 3 years, there are a lot of fights between Jowshaqan and Kumu, and some Jowshaqani villagers were killed injured, Until the government finally divides the water between the three villages, and the quarrel ends. In this video, Qorbunali describes the story of this dispute and the fight over water and how to solve this dispute. equipment: Canon Legria HF G40 camcorder, Rode NTG-2 microphone

Recorded on: 2018-09-04




In this video, taken at the Barely field of Mohammad Ali Lotfian, Mohammad Ali, along with his son Mohamad Mehdi, while are cutting Barely and gathering the sheafs, explains the different stages of planting and harvesting the barley. Plowing the land and preparing it to sowing the barley, irrigating it, and cutting the barley with traditional sickles, a traditional way to do this, and Mohammad Ali, because his land is small, are still doing the same. He describes that he uses the barley to feed his cattle and dogs. At the end, I am asking about the shoe that they are wearing and is called Giva. They explain that it was made by Mr. Farzaneh who is the last Giva-maker of Jowshaqan. This was an introduction to my familiarity with Mr. Farzaneh which resulted to take two video about the making of Giva (see Jowshaqani0057 and 0058) by Mr. Farzaneh. equipment: Canon Legria HF G40 camcorder, Rode NTG-2 microphone

Recorded on: 2018-06-29




This story is about a cock that in searching of his father's inheritance goes to the king's court. There, the cock crows and courtiers give him some gold coins. The cock returns home and eats soup to defecate the coins. The neighbor woman who sees that cock eats soup and defecate coin, decides to give her hens some soup to collect coins. equipment: Zoom H6 voice recorder, Zoom SSH-6 external microphone

Recorded on: 2018-08-27




Giva has been a traditional Iranian cotton shoe in most part of Iran especially in central Iran. It also was made in Jowshaqan in Old days by some Giva-duz and Takhta-kesh. Todays no one uses this traditional shoe, and no one makes this shoe anymore. Haj Hasan is one of the rare shoe maker who continue to make this cotton shoe. In this video Haj Hasan talk about the method of Givaduzi, equipment used for making it, how they provide the material and other thing about Giva. equipment: Canon Legria HF G40 camcorder, Rode NTG-2 microphone

Recorded on: 2018-07-05




Giva has been a traditional Iranian cotton shoe in most part of Iran especially in central Iran. It also was made in Jowshaqan in Old days by some Giva-duz and Takhta-kesh. Todays no one uses this traditional shoe, and no one makes this shoe anymore. this video is the second part of a talk with Haj Hasan who is one of the rare shoe maker who continue to make this cotton shoe. In this video Haj Hasan talk about the method of Givaduzi, , how he provide the material and other thing about Giva. equipment: Canon Legria HF G40 camcorder, Rode NTG-2 microphone

Recorded on: 2018-07-08




Safarali is a shoemaker who has made and repaired shoes in Jowshaqan from old days. And he has been repairing traditional Jowshaqani cotton shoes known as Giva and making it, though his main job was not making Giva. In this video taken in her shoe store, Safarali describes how the traditional Jowshaqani cotton shoe (Giva) is made, how many kinds it has, and how they provide different parts of Give. Haj Javad Qalibaf and Hasan Bahraini, who are friends and neighbors of Safarali, accompany him on this video. In the first half of the video, the sound of the Safarali’s radio is heard and has reduced sound quality of the video. I did not notice it, but when I noticed, I turned it off. equipment:Canon Legria HF G40 camcorder, Rode NTG-2 microphone

Recorded on: 2018-08-03




In this audi recording Ramazunali Omidi who was a head distributor of Lâsdun field's irrigation, talks about how the field's water was distributed, the equipment that was used, the related terms, and how they set the clock in old days. He also compares this system to the water distributing system in Dasht field, another main field of Jowshaqan in old days. In another audio file, Hasan Simorgh also give another report on this issue. equipment: Zoom H6 voice recorder, Zoom SSH-6 external microphone

Recorded on: 2018-09-11