This short narrative recounts a personal experience of traveling from the language area to the state capital, arranging a brief meeting while there, and then returning to the language area. The text itself seems unremarkable. However, knowing the transportation context, makes this story worth telling. The journey is a minimum of 5 hours each way, the road is rough, and no one desires to have to make the return on the same day.
This story was told by Sunday John in a recording made in February 2013 in Tungan Magajiya, Niger State. It was transcribed in the orthography and translated into English by Sunday John into ELAN. I transcribed the text in IPA including tone marking and did morpheme-by-morpheme glossing and clause level annotation.
John, Sunday (Speaker) & Rebecca Dow Smith Paterson (Transcriber). 2013. My trip to Minna. Manuscript.
Note: Audio is unpublished.