u̱t‑Maꞌin SIL comparative African wordlist

Abstract

SIL comparative African wordlist is a list of words useful in African comparative linguistics (see Snider & Roberts 2004 or 2006). I used this list as the basis for my investigation into the noun classes of u̱t‑Maꞌin. I started work in 2005 in Tungun Magajiya. But the list was mostly transcribed, checked and recorded between February 2006 and March 2007 in Jos.

A typed version of this wordlist appears as an appendix in my M. A. thesis. and can be cited from there

I provide here a scan created in 2017 of my hand written work during 2005 elicitation.

I have audio recordings, but these are not prepared for sharing at this time.

Title
u̱t‑Maꞌin SIL comparative African wordlist
Date
November 2005
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Citable as

Smith, Rebecca Dow (Researcher), Sunday John (Speaker) & Serah Sunday (Speaker). 2005-2007. u̱t‑Maꞌin SIL comparative African wordlist. Manuscript.

Introduction

SIL comparative African wordlist is a list of words useful in African comparative linguistics (see Snider & Roberts 2004 or 2006). I used this list as the basis for my investigation into the noun classes of u̱t‑Maꞌin. I started work in 2005 in Tungun Magajiya. But the list was mostly transcribed, checked and recorded between February 2006 and March 2007 in Jos. A typed version of this wordlist appears as an appendix in my M. A. thesis. I provide here a scan done in 2017 of my hand written work during elicitation. I have audio recordings, but these are not prepared for sharing at this time.

Most of the audio recordings for the 1700 wordlist were made in December 2006 with Sunday John at ELM House, Jos. Sunday’s wife Serah was also present during the checking and recording preparation. Sunday and Serah each signed a consent form stating that the data collected could be used for my MA thesis specifically and that the data could be used for further academic research. Further, they agreed that the recordings themselves could be shared for academic purposes. The data was collected under the University of North Dakota IRB Project # IRB-200601-006

Sunday and Serah are both u̱t‑MaꞌRor speakers, who lived in Tungun Magajiya, Niger State.

Technology used

Recordings were made on a Mini-disc recorder with proprietary Sony software. The software allowed only one retrieval of the file. That file in its proprietary file format was retrieved and then “converted” to a .wav file. The WAV file was cut into the files for each numerical item of the 1700 wordlist. Audacity was used to cut and save the individual word files.


Bibliography

Snider & Roberts (2006)
& (). SIL comparative African wordlist (SILCAWL). SIL Electronic Working Papers, 2006(005). n.p.. Retrieved from https://www.sil.org/resources/publications/entry/7882
Snider & Roberts (2004)
& (). SIL Comparative African Word List (SILCAWL). Journal of West African Languages, 31(2). 73–122. Retrieved from https://main.journalofwestafricanlanguages.org/index.php/downloads/send/88-volume3102/436-sil-comparative-african-word-list-silcawl
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Rebecca Paterson
Rebecca Paterson
Postdoctoral Researcher

My research interests include field linguistics, grammatical description, and translation.

Sunday John
Sunday John
Language Speaker

Speaker of the Ror dialect of u̱t‑Maꞌin.

Serah Sunday
Serah Sunday
Language Speaker

Speaker of the Ror dialect of u̱t‑Maꞌin

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