A multi-media digital corpus of siPhuthi

A multi-media digital corpus of siPhuthi

Language: SiPhûthî
Depositor: Sheena Shah
Location: Lesotho
Deposit Id: 0506
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Sheena Shah
Affiliation: SOAS University of London

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Diketso Thonkha explains how her great grandfather, Matlajana, together with his cousin, Faru, were the first people to arrive at Mosenekeng. From Phamong, they first travelled to and settled at the red mountain (Thaba Khubelu). From there, they saw Mosenekeng and decided to move there. Diketso is the main person speaking in this interview, although some of the other women at times provide additional information.

Recorded on: 2016-02-11

Mohlabi Hlaela (local councillor, from Hlaela) outlines the challenges his village faces, such as insufficient water supply, non-existing infrastructure (sick people have to be carried to the health clinic, 8km in mountainous terrain), the same long distance to attend the only primary school in the area and to any kind of shop. Mohlabi is interviewed by Maseeiso in Sesotho; Mohlabi summarises his main points in siPhûthî.

Recorded on: 2016-01-30

Mohlabi Hlaela and Makabelo Ncheba (both from Hlaela) greet each other in siPhûthî.

Recorded on: 2016-01-30

Mohlabi Hlaela (local councillor, from Hlaela) talks about the difficulties caused by siPhûthî-speaking children being taught in a foreign language, namely Sesotho. He calls for governmental support to have the children taught in siPhûthî.

Recorded on: 2016-01-30

Diketso Thonkha (57) and Maphakiso Thonkha (52), two siPhûthî-speaking sisters, engage in a conversation with each other. They speak about their children, where they are and what they are doing now. They say that some of their children are at school, while others are herding the cows and will come and collect supper later.

Recorded on: 2016-02-11