Community Member Bio: Daria Ivanovna Nadeina, Galina Ivanova Kandakova, Alexandra Egorovna Truba & Antonina Vasil’evna Kazarova

By Martha Tsutsui|September 29, 2017|Community Member Bios|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, Natalia Aralova and Brigitte Pakendorf intervew four of their consultants in the Far East of the Russian Federation. Natalia and Brigitte’s documentation project is Documentation of Negidal, a nearly extinct Northern Tungusic language of the Lower Amur. We interviewed four of our Negidal speakers individually, and then compiled their answers to each question and translated the responses into English. Daria Ivanovna Nadeina (DIN) was born

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Community Member Bio: Elisha Yunana

By Martha Tsutsui|September 15, 2017|Community Member Bios|0 comments

This week on the ELAR blog, ELDP grantee and ELAR depositor Mirjam Möller interviews community member Elisha Yunana. Mirjam and Elisha work together on a documentation project on Baa, an Adamawa language of Nigeria. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your language? My name is Elisha Yunana. I’m married, and have two children, and live with my family in Lagos. I was born and brought up in Gyakan in

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Community Member Bio: Nelita Cristobal

By Martha Tsutsui|June 22, 2017|Community Member Bios|0 comments

 This week on the ELAR blog, ELDP grantee Alexandro Garcia Laguia interviews Nelita Cristobal, an Alta speaker who is working with him to document the Northern Alta language in the Phillipines. Thank you to Alexandro and Nelita for providing this interview! 1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your language? My name is Nelita Cristobal, but most people here call me ‘Ate Tikkay’. I was born in in 1962

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Community Member Bio: Jean Paul Kendele, Jacob Kedjewe, Isaac Ngoleng & Esaie Tahbai, Tchouvok community (Cameroon) Part Two

By Martha Tsutsui|January 10, 2017|Community Member Bios|0 comments

This week on the ELAR blog, ELDP grantee Dadak Ndokobai interviews four language consultants who are working with him to document the Cuvok language in Cameroon. Interview de Kendele Jean Paul Peux-tu brièvement parler de toi et de ta langue? « Je suis né à Tchouvok et je m’appelle Kendele Jean Paul. J’ai 37 ans  marié et père de 6 enfants. Je suis forgeron et ma mère est la sagefemme du

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Community Member Bio: Pierre Tahbai, Ezechiel Ltouteved & Felix Amadou, Tchouvok community (Cameroon) Part One

By Martha Tsutsui|January 3, 2017|Community Member Bios|0 comments

This week on the ELAR blog, ELDP grantee Dadak Ndokobai interviews three language consultants who are working with him to document the Cuvok language in Cameroon. This blog post has been split into two parts; the second part will post next week on the ELAR blog. Interview de Tahbai, Pierre Peux-tu brièvement parler de toi et de ta langue? « Je m’appelle Tahbai Pierre, consultant dans le projet de documentation de

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Community Member Bio: Simeon Angel Martínez Torres, Pech Community (Honduras)

By Martha Tsutsui|December 29, 2016|Community Member Bios|0 comments

Claudine Chamoreau is an ELDP grantee studying the Pech language of Honduras (ISO639-3:pay).  This highly endangered Chibchan language has around 300 speakers and is no longer spoken by young people.  In addition to producing a descriptive grammar, Claudine’s research aims to produce a large digital corpus including transcribed recordings of ceremonial speech and descriptions of cooking and medicinal practices. Claudine has generously shared some rich snapshots of her work with this

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