Conversation with a child while he is writing Arabic letters on a wooden writing board

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This is a video recording of a conversation between Nazneen Shaikh — a semi-speaker of the Azamgarhi language — and Safwan Shaikh, a native Azamgarhi speaking child. Safwan is practicing writing the Arabic alphabet on a wooden writing board as homework given by his Maulānā of the Madrasāh. Nazneen seems interested in this and keenly observes his writing while making a video of him. She asks a few questions to Safwan and directs him. Safwan — still a beginner — struggles with writing and messes up while each time laughing at his own mistakes. Nazneen guides him through. Finally, the … continued below

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1 recording (3 min., 35 sec.)

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Shaikh, Nazneen November 13, 2015.

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This video is part of the collection entitled: Azamgarhi Language Resource and was provided by the UNT College of Information to the UNT Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 57 times. More information about this video can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: Conversation with a child while he is writing Arabic letters on a wooden writing board
  • Parallel Title: تختی پرعربی حروف لكھتے ہوۓ ایك بچے كے ساتھ بات چیت
  • Parallel Title: तख़्ती पर अरबी वर्णमाला लिखते हुए एक बच्चे के साथ बातचीत
  • Series Title: Maaz Shaikh Collection

Description

This is a video recording of a conversation between Nazneen Shaikh — a semi-speaker of the Azamgarhi language — and Safwan Shaikh, a native Azamgarhi speaking child. Safwan is practicing writing the Arabic alphabet on a wooden writing board as homework given by his Maulānā of the Madrasāh. Nazneen seems interested in this and keenly observes his writing while making a video of him. She asks a few questions to Safwan and directs him. Safwan — still a beginner — struggles with writing and messes up while each time laughing at his own mistakes. Nazneen guides him through. Finally, the disconnection of the electricity supply puts an end to the video.

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1 recording (3 min., 35 sec.)

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As it would often happen with Maaz — who too is a semi-speaker — Nazneen mistakenly uses a Marathi (imperative) word between her Azamgarhi speech since she resides in Mumbai and has a working knowledge of Marathi. This seems to interfere with Azamgarhi here as Azamgarhi and Marathi form imperatives on a very similar pattern.

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Azamgarhi Language Resource

This collection includes audio and video recordings of texts; transcriptions, translations, interlinear glossing, and analyses of selected texts; digitized copies of fieldwork notes and photographs documenting fieldwork and other events. The texts are in different genres, such as traditional and children's stories, popular legends, historical accounts, personal narratives, natural conversations, dramas, folk songs, poems, food recipes, discussions on events or items of cultural importance, and discussions on language and linguistic data. Some of them are also in Awadhi and Bhojpuri languages given with a view of (socio)linguistic comparison, whereas some are the outcomes of dialect surveys undertaken to determine the extent of the Azamgarhi language.

Computational Resource on South Asian Languages

The Computational Resource for South Asian Languages (CoRSAL) is a digital archive for source audio, video, and text on the minority languages of South Asia.

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  • November 13, 2015

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  • May 21, 2021, 6:08 a.m.

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  • June 11, 2021, 5:05 p.m.

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Shaikh, Nazneen. Conversation with a child while he is writing Arabic letters on a wooden writing board, video, November 13, 2015; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1803876/: accessed April 20, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Information.

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