Archive

Welcome to the Materials Archive for the NSF-funded project to document four Tibeto-Burman languages of Manang, Nepal (BCS-DEL 1149639 “Documenting the Languages of Manang”, 2012-2017). This project included budgeted funds to create and archive transcribed/translated (and, when possible, interlinearized) texts (audio and video) from the four Manang languages with the SHANTI (Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Technological Initiatives) platform with the Tibetan and Himalayan Library at the University of Virginia. These archived texts may be accessed (and the transcripts downloaded) by visiting any one of these sites:

1. Manang Gurung (IISO-639 gvr, Glottolog west2414)

2. Gyalsumdo (no ISO entry, Glottolog gyal1235)

3. Manange (Nyeshangte) (ISO-639 nmm, Glottolog mana1288)

4. Nar-Phu (ISO-639 npa, Glottolog narp1239)

This project also generated a great deal of other materials that may be of use to the academic community or to those with a general interest in this research or these languages. This includes raw lexical data recorded towards acoustic analysis of tone, still images of Manang villages, items of cultural significance, and local flora and fauna, and other sound files affiliated with sociolinguistic interviews and/or grammatical elicitations towards specific analyses. Towards that end, we have created this deposit, housed at the home institution of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where different sound files, documents, and still images may be downloaded. Most files are bundled in zipped folders. Also, many files come with additional information contained in a text file.

In all cases of language recordings or images of individuals found on this site, prior permission was obtained through an oral acknowledgement consent process. The downloaded data from this site may be used in other studies or research under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike License. This means that others may re-use and even change the materials, provided that appropriate credit is given to this project and its Principal Investigator (Kristine Hildebrandt), any changes to materials are indicated, and that the materials are not used for commercial purposes.

FilenameFormatlanguagelocationdatesizeinformationDownload
Bggchhp_GyF_Audiowav Text Grid GyalsumdoBaggarchhap Village2017-06-1328.86 MBrecorded with a Marantz PMD60 recorder and Audio Technica headset microphone in July 2012Download
Bggchhp_GyF_EGGwav Text Grid GyalsumdoBaggarchhap Village2017-06-1318.92 MBrecorded with electroglottographic equipment in July 2012Download
Danakju_F_Gy_Audiowav Text Grid GyalsumdoDanakju village2017-06-1329.51 MBrecorded with a Marantz PMD60 recorder and Audio Technica headset microphone in July 2012Download
Danakju_F_Gy_EGGwav Text Grid GyalsumdoDanakju village2017-06-1368.31 MBrecorded with electroglottographic equipment in July 2012Download
Chame_GyM_EGGwav GyalsumdoChame Village2017-06-13264 MBrecorded with electroglottographic equipment in July 2012Download
Chame_GyM_Audiowav GyalsumdoChame Village2017-06-13118.7 MBrecorded with a Marantz PMD60 recorder and Audio Technica headset microphone in July 2012Download
Taal_GyM_Audiowav GyalsumdoTaal Village2017-06-13155 MBrecorded with a Marantz PMD60 recorder and Audio Technica headset microphone in July 2012Download
Taal_GyM_EGGwav GyalsumdoTaal Village2017-06-13403 MBrecorded with electroglottographic equipment in July 2012Download
Nace_Female_Audiozip GurungNace Village2017-07-05147 MbA zipped file with .wav and Praat text grids. This is a wordlist collected in 2012 in Nace Village, Manang. This was recorded with a Marantz PMD60 recorder and Audio Technica headset microphone.Download
Nace_Female_EGGzip GurungNace Village2017-07-05322 MbThis is a zipped folder. The folder contains audio files and also Praat text grid files. This is a wordlist collected from a female speaker of Gurung, Nace Village. recorded with electroglottographic equipment in July 2012Download