Zaghawa-Wagi: Towards documenting the Sudanese dialectal variant of Zaghawa


Zaghawa-Wagi: Towards documenting the Sudanese dialectal variant of Zaghawa

Language: Zaghawa (ISO639-3:zag)
Depositor: Isabel Compes
Location: Sudan
Deposit Id: 0410
ELDP Id: SG0386
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit
Zaghawa is said to be spoken by a total of 169.000 speakers in Sudan (North Darfur state) and Chad. This project focuses on the distinct Sudanese dialect Wagi. While this dialect is still spoken, it is rapidly giving way to Arabic.

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Curated
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Depositor

Isabel Compes
Affiliation: Institute of Linguistics, University of Cologne

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Data from 2017 November 23 to 2017 November 23
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In this recording we documented the first meeting of our research assistent Elsadig Omda Ibrahim ELnur with another Zaghawa speaker Mr. Mohamad Ibrahim Abdulgabbar Mahmoud in Cologne. He later helped to transcribe data in Cologne.

Recorded on: 2017-05-04




In this session we asked for Zaghawa traditions and ceremonies. The consultants (two women - Mrs. Ashe Musa Abdalla Abdalgaui and Mrs. Ordjun Bakhat Juma) describe traditional practices in the preparation for a wedding. OBJ also gives a short impression of a traditional song. The recording has a conversational format in which also the research assistent who is a speaker of Zaghawa takes part.

Recorded on: 2017-05-04




In this session we asked for Zaghawa traditions and ceremonies. The consultants (Mr. Abdalnasir Mohamad Khalil and Mr. Mahloud Heri Nahar Abdalla) describe traditional practices in the preparation for the upcoming festivities of EID. The recording has a conversational format. It is the last recording on that day and the participants don't seem to feel very comfortable.

Recorded on: 2017-05-04




This is an elicitation with Mr. Adam Rahma Jamous and an interpreter (arabic-english, not speaking Zaghawa) on the Swadesh list, first part (items 1-53), based on an arabic translation. It is the second session on the first day we are working on elicitations. In the annotations are only captured the relevant items in the content language Zaghawa.

Recorded on: 2017-05-04




This is an elicitation with Mr. Adam Rahma Jamous and an interpreter (arabic-english, not speaking Zaghawa) on the Swadesh list, second part (items 54-100), based on an arabic translation. It is the third session on the first day we are working on elicitations. In the annotations are only captured the relevant items in the content language Zaghawa.

Recorded on: 2017-05-04




This is an elicitation with Mr. Adam Rahma Jamous and an interpreter (arabic-english, not speaking Zaghawa) on the verbal paradigm of 'give' (IO=1.Sg, O=3.Sg, Pres, Past) and some simple sentences with two or three participants (full NPs). It is the third session on that day. In the annotations are only captured the relevant items in the content language Zaghawa.

Recorded on: 2017-05-04




This is the first elicitation session with Mr. Adam Rahma Jamous and an interpreter (arabic-english, not speaking Zaghawa). We worked for the first time without the research assistent EOI, a speaker of Zaghawa. We elicited some basic greetings to become accustomed to the situation with the three languages. In the annotations are only captured the relevant items in the content language Zaghawa.

Recorded on: 2017-05-04




This is an elicitation with Mr. Addouma Abdarahman Mahadi and the research assistant Elsadig Omda Ibrahim Elnur who is a speaker of the content language Zaghawa. It is a stimulus based elicitation on body parts based on the "body colouring task" (van Staden & Majid 2006). The informant does not feel comfortable with the task. It is our first meeting and this first session is rather tensed. In the annotations are only captured the relevant items in the content language Zaghawa.

Recorded on: 2017-05-04




This is an elicitation with Mr. Adam Rahma Jamous and an interpreter (arabic-english, not speaking Zaghawa) on body parts within the sentence frames: "this is my .../it is my...". It is the fifth session on the first day we are working on elicitations. In the annotations are only captured the relevant items in the content language Zaghawa.

Recorded on: 2017-05-04




This is an elicitation with Mr. Adam Rahma Jamous and an interpreter (arabic-english, not speaking Zaghawa) looking for minimal pairs (vowels (quality, length), tone, rare consonants, gemination of consonants). It is based on an preliminary analysis of the phoneme inventory of Zaghawa. The focus is on back vowels. It is the second session on that day. In the annotations are only captured the relevant items in the content language Zaghawa.

Recorded on: 2017-05-04