Documentation and grammatical description of Yakkha, Nepal


Documentation and grammatical description of Yakkha, Nepal

Language: Yakkha
Depositor: Diana Schackow
Location: Nepal
Deposit Id: 0293
Grant id: IGS0154
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Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit

This collection of Yakkha languages includes an annotated corpus of audio data, a trilingual dictionary, photos and kinship charts. The data were collected between 2009 and 2012 as a basis for a grammar of Yakkha.

Genres of the collected texts cover narratives, conversations, descriptions of traditions and material culture, songs, verbal paradigms and pear stories. The collection also includes legacy data from school books and other locally available materials that were scanned and will be included in this collection.



Group represented
Yakkha (Tibeto-Burman, Kiranti)

Language information
Yakkha (ISO-639: ybh) belongs to the Kiranti family (Tibeto-Burman) and is spoken in the Sankhuwasawa District in Nepal. Though officially 14,000 people still speak it, the language is prone to Nepali influence, and scarcely used by the younger generation nowadays. Yakkha was virtually undocumented until the applicant began working on it in 2008.

Other information


Status

Collection online
Resources online and curated

Depositor

Diana Schackow
Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary AnthropologyKirant Yakkha Chumma, Kathmandu Office, Lalitpur

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Wedding guests. Yakka lexeme(s): omphu

Recorded on: 2010-04

Keywords: Photo



Weaving shawls on a loom. Yakka lexeme(s): Pheʔwaliŋ

Recorded on: 2010-04

Keywords: Photo



Weaving shawls on a loom. Yakka lexeme(s): khibrumba

Recorded on: 2010-04

Keywords: Photo



Kids looking at books. Yakka lexeme(s): hibumba

Recorded on: 2010-04

Keywords: Photo



Ritual for rain to come. Yakka lexeme(s): dhoŋguʔmaŋ

Recorded on: 2010-04

Keywords: Photo



Recorded on: Unknown



Paddy fields. Yakka lexeme(s): chwa

Recorded on: 2009-04

Keywords: Photo



Cradle. Yakka lexeme(s): Sanggong akma

Recorded on: 2009-04

Keywords: Photo



Young paddy.

Recorded on: 2009-04

Keywords: Photo



Old and new bridge.

Recorded on: 2009-04

Keywords: Photo