Duoxu: Documentation of a Critically Endangered Language of South-West China


Duoxu: Documentation of a Critically Endangered Language of South-West China

Language: Duoxu
Depositor: Katia Chirkova, Han Zhengkang (韩正康)
Location: China
Deposit Id: 0318
ELDP Id: MDP0257
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit

The Duoxu (多续 or 多须) language is a little-known and virtually undescribed Tibeto-Burman language, spoken in Mianning county (冕宁县). This county is located in Sichuan province (四川省) in the People’s Republic of China.

The Duoxu ethnic group currently counts approximately 2,000 people. They essentially live in the administrative seat of Mianning county and the villages around it, as well as in six outlying townships of that county, namely Shaba zhen (沙坝镇), Houshan (后山), Fuxing (复兴), Hui'an (惠安), Haha (哈哈), and Linli (林里). The language of the group is severely moribund. It is currently spoken by no more than 9 individuals, all in their 70s and 80s.

Duoxu is currently considered as the central dialect of the Ersu (尔苏) language, which is in turn classified as a member of the Qiangic subgroup of the Tibeto-Burman language family (ISO-639 code ers). Duoxu is closely related to the Ersu language and the Lizu language (a.k.a. the western dialect of Ersu).

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Duoxu

Language information
Other names: Duoxu (多须), Tosu

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Depositor

Katia Chirkova
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Affiliation: CNRS-CRLAO
Han Zhengkang (韩正康)
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Affiliation: 教师

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Wu Decai (吴德才) speaks about the traditional old ox festival, which is celebrated in the second lunar month of the year; she tells about how this festival is celebrated in her village

Recorded on: 2013-04-12




This is a Duoxu translation of an Ersu traditional story entitled "容波怕狗”.

Recorded on: 2017-06-19




ELAN annotation file for the wav file with the same name. It contains two levels of annotation: Chinese (the language of elicitation) and Duoxu (content language).

Recorded on: 2017-06-19




This is a Duoxu translation of an Ersu traditional story entitled "么玛措兹分儿子”.

Recorded on: 2017-06-19




ELAN annotation file for the wav file with the same name. It contains two levels of annotation: Chinese (the language of elicitation) and Duoxu (content language).

Recorded on: 2017-06-19




This is a Duoxu translation of an Ersu traditional story entitled "兔子奶奶分浮财”.

Recorded on: 2017-06-19




ELAN annotation file for the wav file with the same name. It contains two levels of annotation: Chinese (the language of elicitation) and Duoxu (content language).

Recorded on: 2017-06-19




This is a Duoxu translation of an Ersu traditional story entitled "孤儿和小鸟”.

Recorded on: 2017-06-19




ELAN annotation file for the wav file with the same name. It contains two levels of annotation: Chinese (the language of elicitation) and Duoxu (content language).

Recorded on: 2017-06-19




This is a Duoxu translation of an Ersu traditional story entitled "猴子的银钵钵”.The PDF file with the Chinese text is included in the folder (duoxu046).

Recorded on: 2017-06-19