Documentation and grammatical description of Yakkha, Nepal
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.
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