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Elicitation of word list on pronouns, kinship terms, and abstract concepts

Description: This is an elicitation of a word list of temporal and directional words and concepts, color terms, religious terms, words related to profession, metals and precious stones, adjectives (related to physical sensation, size and shape, quality and quantity), person-related words, abstract terms, personal pronouns, and family relations in the Central (Zhung) variety of the Zangskari language. Recorded in Youlang village, Ladakh Union Territory, India.
Date: September 24, 2020
Duration: 1 hour 49 minutes 47 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Location: None
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue on the advent of Sunni Islam in Zangskar

Description: Ghulam Abbas describes Sunni Islam in the Zangskar region, beginning with the tale of a Leh king dispatching his son to govern Zangskar. In a poignant letter to his father, the prince pleads for his companion "Ju," a Muslim, to join him. This tale takes a pivotal turn when Ju, desiring halal meat, invites a Muslim butcher to Zangskar. The butcher’s eventual settlement and matrimony mark the beginning of the Muslim community in the region. Abbas also draws attention to the abodes of these early … more
Date: September 28, 2020
Duration: 3 minutes 13 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Location: None
Partner: UNT College of Information

Elicitation of word list on fuel, flora, and fauna

Description: This is an elicitation of a word list consisting of words related to fire and fuel, flora and fauna in the Central (Zhung) variety of the Zangskari language. Recorded in Youlang village, Ladakh Union Territory, India.
Date: September 22, 2020
Duration: 38 minutes 35 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Location: None
Partner: UNT College of Information

Elicitation of word list on multiple topics

Description: This recording captures an in-depth elicitation session of words in the Central (Zhung) variety of the Zangskari language, encompassing several diverse categories such as celestial entities, nature-related elements, household and farm equipment, food items, temporal and directional concepts, color terms, religious terminology, professional words, metals, precious stones, and various adjectives detailing physical sensation, size, shape, quality, and quantity. With Chhuskit Angmo as the consultan… more
Date: September 27, 2020
Duration: 1 hour 4 minutes 33 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Location: None
Partner: UNT College of Information

Elicitation of word list on numerals and body parts

Description: This is an elicitation of a word list consisting of numerals (mainly cardinal and some ordinal) and a few body parts in the Central (Zhung) variety of the Zangskari language. Recorded in Youlang village, Ladakh Union Territory, India.
Date: September 20, 2020
Duration: 31 minutes 40 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Location: None
Partner: UNT College of Information

Elicitation of word list on person and the physical universe

Description: This is an elicitation of a word list consisting of numerals, words related to person (body parts, body functions), the physical universe (celestial entities, nature-related objects, and events), house and household items, farm and farming equipment, and food items in the Central (Zhung) variety of the Zangskari language. Recorded in Youlang village, Ladakh Union Territory, India.
Date: September 22, 2020
Duration: 1 hour 16 minutes 59 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Location: None
Partner: UNT College of Information

Personal narrative of Shazia Shaikh

Description: This is a personal narrative of the life of the speaker Shazia Shaikh. She narrates many of her childhood incidences. Additionally, she provides a detailed description of most of her family members as well as her village Bairidih.
Date: December 28, 2019
Duration: 50 minutes 09 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation while cleaning fishes

Description: This is a recording of a conversation while cleaning fishes. There was some conversation between women who were cleaning fishes. In order to get natural data, Maaz goes near to them, sits, and starts recording without alerting them. Suddenly as few seconds pass, one of them alerts, and everyone takes a surprise! But a few moments later, they become comfortable with it. They then start imitating and mocking the far northern variety of Azamgarhi spoken in Dewārā, the flood plain area of the Ghagh… more
Date: January 28, 2020
Duration: 5 minutes 24 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Discussion of irrigation systems (in Urdu)

Description: This is a discussion on the popular irrigation systems used in Azamgarh and nearby areas of Purvanchal, Uttar Pradesh state, before the invention of tube wells. This discussion briefly also extends to farming systems and agricultural tools. This discussion was primarily between the researcher and two residents of southern Azamgarh who were distant relatives to the researcher. It took place almost entirely in Urdu, whereas some background noises can be frequently heard in Azamgarhi.
Date: January 28, 2020
Duration: 43 minutes 41 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of the folksong 'Dulahē tērī ãkhiā̃' 'O bridegroom, your eyes'

Description: This is a performance of a traditional song by the title ‘Dulahē tērī ãkhiā̃’ (Eng. O bridegroom, your eyes) sung on the occasion of marriage. It praises the beauty of the bridegroom and his costume. Such songs are of great significance to the community; however, until recently, their popularity and importance have started dwindling because of the penetration of urban culture into rural society.
Date: January 29, 2020
Duration: 2 minutes 27 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of the folksong Dulahē kī ammā ‘O the bridegroom’s mother’

Description: This is a performance of a traditional song by the title ‘Dulahē kī ammā’ (Eng. O the mother of the bridegroom). In this song, the bridegroom’s mother is asked to bless her son on this auspicious marriage occasion. Such folksongs are of great significance to the community; however, until recently, their popularity and importance have started dwindling because of the penetration of urban culture into rural society. This folksong is in the Eastern dialect of Urdu.
Date: January 29, 2020
Duration: 2 minutes 17 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Master Sahib

Description: This is a story of a teacher who once — while teaching his students — says, “I have made you human from donkey by beating, but you don’t understand.” A washerman who had no children passes by and hears this. He then approaches the teacher and pleads with him to turn a donkey into a son for his sake. The teacher agrees to this and asked him to return after six months. The washerman returns after six months and asks for his son. The teacher replies that he taught and trained him so much that he b… more
Date: January 31, 2020
Duration: 2 minutes 11 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Personal narrative of Mohammad Khalid

Description: This is a personal narrative of the life of the speaker Mohammad Khalid. The narrative is in the Northern (Mandē) dialect of Azamgarhi with some code-switching to Urdu.
Date: January 31, 2020
Duration: 3 minutes 39 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation in Mande village of Azamgarh

Description: This is a conversation between four-five people. Maaz — accompanied by his father — visits his (late) paternal grandmother’s ancestral home in Mande village. His father and his grandmother’s sister-in-law have a conversation which was joined by her relatives too. Maaz finds the conversation quite interesting and decides to record it. It ranges from a discussion on the modern age and its issues on family members, religion, current issues, politics, etc.
Date: January 31, 2020
Duration: 13 minutes 56 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of winters and springs

Description: This is a story of a king who has seven children and once tells one of his children to bring a few things from the market. He instead brings a book that makes the king angry, and he evicts him. The son leaves the palace, goes to another village, and begins to stay there. He takes up a challenge and wins. The king gets pleased and marries his daughter with him. The prince then returns to his father’s kingdom, and the story continues. The story is recited by Asiya Khatoon, who is a Bhojpuri speak… more
Date: February 1, 2020
Duration: 13 minutes 05 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Reading and interpretation of Urdu article Khōkhlā vajūd 'Hollow existence' into Azamgarhi

Description: This is a reading and simultaneous interpretation of an Urdu article Khōkhlā vajūd 'Hollow existence', which appeared in the Urdu daily newspaper 'The Inquilab' dated 26th of December 2019. The article was read by Naazli at her residence, and her cousin Faiza Khan simultaneously interpreted it into Azamgarhi. This was done at the request of Maaz, and the article was suggested to him by his grandfather.
Date: February 3, 2020
Duration: 5 minutes 33 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation with Irfan Ahmad Usmani about language, Chāndpūr village, and relatives (in Urdu)

Description: This is a conversation in (Pharaī) Chāndpūr village situated in the Maū district of UP, between Irfan Ahmad Usmani, Maaz Shaikh and his uncle Saeeduz Zafar Ali. The conversation begins with a discussion on the variety of Azamgarhi spoken in this village and continues to the Azamgarhi language and thereafter to the different local vernaculars spoken in Eastern UP and Bihar. Further, Mr. Usmani describes the village, its iconic location due to it being situated near the banks of a tributary (Phar… more
Date: November 22, 2020
Duration: 29 minutes 20 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation on the language of Rampur with Mr. Akhlaque (in Urdu)

Description: This is a conversation primarily with Mr. Akhlaque. After recording some conversations in Rāmpūr village, the researcher learns the language of the Muslims to be Bhojpuri and almost the same as that of the Hindu population, unlike that in Fatehpūr. He then moves near to Mr. Akhlaque to enquire about this. Mr. Jameel then joins the conversation and adds his opinion on the ongoing topic.
Date: November 22, 2020
Duration: 2 minutes 53 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation with Shahida Bano about changing times, language, Sonwārā village, and relatives

Description: This is a conversation between four people in Sonwārā, the researcher’s village. Maaz, accompanied by his cousin Noman, visits Shahida Bano to document some folk songs mostly sung on the occasion of marriages. Rehana Bano—the neighbor of Shahida Bano—on noticing some folksongs being sung and recording taking place, joins the gathering at the request of Shahida. Maaz and Noman then ask her to brief them on topics such as changing times, a description of the demography of the village Sonwārā, the… more
Date: January 29, 2020
Duration: 11 minutes 44 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Translation of Torti Puturti by Wazir Shafi

Description: Recording of Wazir Shafi translating the popular story "Torti and Puturti," from the Yasin dialect of Burushaski into Urdu.
Date: July 29, 2010
Duration: 4 minutes 22 seconds
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Retelling of A Simple Sparrow

Description: Recording of Muhammad Wazir Khan (or "Wazir Shafi") explaining the "story of a sparrow" in Urdu. The story was originally recited by Khan in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski, which he is a speaker of.
Date: July 29, 2010
Duration: 5 minutes 28 seconds
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Monologue on cultural practices

Description: Recording of Hasil Murad having a discussion over Daghowan Dolas, a cultural practice. This discussion is in Urdu.
Date: July 26, 2010
Duration: 2 minutes 40 seconds
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Retelling of Flying Horse and Giant Monster in Urdu

Description: Recording of Samina explaining the story "Haghur ke Phut" in Urdu. This is a popular story about a flying horse and a monster. The story was originally narrated by Mahida Murad in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski, and this is an explanation/translation of it into Urdu by Mahida's daughter, Samina.
Date: July 2010
Duration: 18 minutes 57 seconds
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information
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