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Collection details
Collection ID SUY1
Title Kagate (Nepal)
Description This collection includes audio-video recordings of Syuba, spoken in the Ramechhap district of Nepal. It also contains a smaller collection of audio-video recordings of Ilam Yolmo, a mutually intelligible variety spoken in a different district of Nepal. These collections have been archived together because of their similarities and because they were recorded as part of the same research project. Many of the recordings are monologues, interviews or conversations. ELAN transcriptions are available for a subset of the collection, and will continue to be added as work on the collection progresses. There are also some experimental and elicited data, as well as supplementary materials including scanned notes, FLEx files, GPS data and publications about the language. This project is still in active development until June 2017.This collection includes audio-video recordings of Syuba, spoken in the Ramechhap district of Nepal. It also contains a smaller collection of audio-video recordings of Ilam Yolmo, a mutually intelligible variety spoken in a different district of Nepal. These collections have been archived together because of their similarities and because they were recorded as part of the same research project. Many of the recordings are monologues, interviews or conversations. ELAN transcriptions are available for a subset of the collection, and will continue to be added as work on the collection progresses. There are also some experimental and elicited data, as well as supplementary materials including scanned notes, FLEx files, GPS data and publications about the language. This project is still in active development until June 2017.

The language is listed in the ISO codes as Kagate, but speakers in Ramechhap are increasingly using the name Syuba (Kagate is a Nepal word, while Syuba is the same name in their own language). The Yolmo variety spoken in Ilam is very similar to Syuba in Ramechhap, but the speaker have a history of referring to themselves and their language as Yolmo, which means it is categorised under a different ISO code.

Deposit contents
The majority of bundles in this collection are audio-video recordings. There are 8 and a half hours of narrative, conversations and interviews which can be broken down further by genre:

3 hours of data about the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal
2 hours of personal narratives other than earthquake
2 hours of historical narrative
1.5 hours of fiction narrative and two

There are also:

1 hour of descriptive texts
1.5 hours of song
3 hours of conversation
1.5 hours of stimuli tasks
7 hours of elicitation, which mostly covers tone, evidentiality and verb use
1 hour of video of people performing culturally important activities

There are also over 4.5 hours of recordings of people giving their consent for their recordings to be shared. While this is almost entirely in Nepali, and not Syuba, it contains a wealth of ethnographic information.

Approximately 3 hours of this data are in Ilam Yolmo, and the remainder are in Syuba. As of June 2016 there are interlinearised and translated ELAN transcriptions for 2 hours of Syuba data, and another 1 hours of transcriptions with Nepali translations. ELAN transcriptions and interlinearisations will continue to be added as they are processed.

Acknowledgement
Funding for the creation of this collection came from ELDP, Firebird Foundation, NTU's Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Stack Exchange and The Awesome Foundation (Ottawa).
Archive link http://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/SUY1
Collector
Lauren Gawne
Operator
Originating university University of Melbourne
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Cite as Lauren Gawne (collector), 2009; Kagate (Nepal) (SUY1), Digital collection managed by PARADISEC. [Open Access] DOI: 10.4225/72/56E976A071650
Access information
Edit access Amanda Harris
Data access conditions Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Data access details
Items in Collection (53)

Item Title Actions
091125 Swadesh list - 100 words View
101011 Story: Jackal and Crow View
120318 Syntax questions and transcribing Jackal and Crow View
140123 Narratives from Karma Tsering and elicitation with Pasang Maya View
140125 Elicitation: evidentials View
140126 Narratives, songs and history View
140127 Narratives, songs, history and life histories View
140128 Songs, stories, elicitation (phonetics) View
140129 Stories View
140130 Interview: Sabina and Sangbu on using Aikuma View

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