Documentation of Luofu and Lianhua, two dialects of the endangered She-language in southern China.


Documentation of Luofu and Lianhua, two dialects of the endangered She-language in southern China.

Language: She
Depositor: Junjun Fan
Location: China
Deposit Id: 0163
ELDP Id: SG0218
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit

The She-language (ISO-439-3: shx) is a minority language spoken in a few villages within he Luofu Mountains (23°13'N,114°02'E) and the Lianhua Mountains (23°03'N,115°10'E) in southern China. It has about 1500 speakers (2010). Many teenagers are switching to the Chinese dialect Hakka, and are not fluent in She, having forgotten most of the words and expressions of Traditional Environment Knowledge (TEK), which are now recalled only by some elderly men.

The collection consists of comprehensive documentation of the two She dialects, Luofo and Lianhua, including descriptions of their phonological system, morpheme-syllables, a large set of words and expressions, syntactic sampling sentences, everyday sentences, and large varieties of discourses. There is a special focus on the vocabulary and discourse in the context of TEK. All digital data can be used for language teaching, linguistic research and other to aims.



Group represented
She Zu, one of the southern Chinese minority ethic groups authorized by Chinese Central Government.

Language information
The She-language (shx) is a minority language, spoken in a few villages within Luofu Mountains and Lianhua Mountains in southern China. It has about 1500 speakers (2010). It has two geographical dialects (varieties): Luofu Dialect and Lianhua Dialect. The speakers of the Luofu Dialect number about 500, and live in three villages of the Henghe Township, Bolo County, Guangdong Province. The Lianhua Dialect is spoken by a number of middle-aged and seniors who live in Huidong County. Alternate name: Huo Nte.

Deposit contents
phonological system(initials,finals and tone list),about 2000 basic wordlist; sampling sentences of syntax, everyday sentences, several pieces of discourses

Status

Curated
Resources online and curated

Depositor

Junjun Fan
Affiliation: Jinan University of China

Deposit Statistics

Data from 2018 July 22 to 2018 July 22
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This is a piece of procedural discourse. The contents are about the She's family's traditional food production procedures, Ciba, ban42luk21go21. But now no families can make such traditional foods.

Recorded on: 2014-04-20

Keywords: She - Discourse



This is a folklore in She community, narrated by an old man, named Leibo, at the age of 82 years old. The story tells as follows: a poor youth fellow cut firewoods for living. A local landlord wanted to make his daughter to marry to a man from rich family. But his daughter was not a girl who could bring luck to any family according to her Eight-character horoscope. And she was forced to leave her home. Her mother gave her a treasure stone before her leaving. The girl felt hopeless and wanted to drown herself into the river. A poor young firewoodcutter, named as Handan, stopped her. The girl'd like to marry to him. They both didn't know the value of the stone. The fellow sold the stone for buying food. Fortunately the young fellow discovered that there were so many stones in the river he often waded across. They became very rich. With the help of the Fairies, they built a large house and lived a good life. There are few person in She villages who can recall the traditional stories. This old narrater Leibo is not able to organize the story plot in a complete and fluent She speech. He needs some hints. During the narration, another She member is named as Lan Hancheng, who sometimes gives a word hint.

Recorded on: 2014-01-19

Keywords: She - Discourse - Leibo - Lan Hancheng



In this audio recording, we collect about 2000 basic words of shx language in South China. All words with Chinese and English translation and IPA transcription.

Recorded on: 2014-03-12




In this ELAN annotation file, we have transcribed a shx wordlist of about 2000 basic words with IPA, and with Chinese and English translation.

Recorded on: 2014-03-26




This is a phoneme list of shx language, including initials, finals and tones with sampling words and Chinese and English translation.

Recorded on: 2014-05-19




This is a shx 2000 basic wordlist in xls format, with IPA, and with Chinese and English translation.

Recorded on: 2014-03-27




In this audio recording, we collect 150 basic pattern sentences of shx language in South China. All words with Chinese and English translation and IPA transcription.

Recorded on: 2014-03-15




In this ELAN annotation file, we have transcribed a shx sentencelist of 150 basic patterns with IPA, and with Chinese and English translation.

Recorded on: 2014-03-24




This is a shx 150 basic sentence pattern list in xls format, with IPA, and with Chinese and English translation.

Recorded on: 2014-05-19




In this ELAN annotation file, we have transcribed a shx sentencelist of 180 everyday sentences with IPA, and with Chinese and English translation.

Recorded on: 2014-03-24