DOBES Archive

hutlung_1
The offering to the hearth stones is done by the chambak (shaman) BhB, accompanied by a clan brother. The offering consists of rakshi (local brandy) poured from a bronze plate. Each of the three hearth stones is addressed by name.
mang_chong
This is divination by the Nangsuba, a tribal shaman. This consists of possessing the deity to the Nangsuba. He slept and chanted the ritual language and predicted something. Then, he healed by its tradition.
CLLDCh1R04S06
Khem's elder brother sings Nepali rhymes, Khem also tries to sing. Khem plays with a book.
CLLDCh4R06S03
In this session, Man Kumar plays with feathers, he plays with a round piece made of plastic. Around 0:40, he goes to his neighbour's yard and he plays there walking here and there. Total utterances =1238 Total utterances sopken by Man Kumar =428 Total utterances (-Communicators) sopken by Man Kumar =428-43 =385 Total utterances spoken in the presence of Man Kumar by others = 1238 428 =810 Adult to adult utterances =105
CLLDCh3R09S08
In this session, Kalpana washes clothes and later she takes a plant of a chilli and play with it. She follows the cocks.
CLLDCh4R11S04
Man Kumar and Bisal (Kuluke) sing Nepali song and they dance.
purna_song
This is a traditional folk song. But it is mixed with Bantawa. Therefore the session hasn't been transcribed.
CLLDCh3R04S04
Kalpana and her siblings eat cucumber. Kalpana interacts with her mother in the kitchen while her mother is cooking meal. Children Kalpana including tease one another. They use abusing and taboo words in their language.The session is very interesting. W In this session, Total utterances = 388 Total utterances spoken by Kalpana =107 Total utterances (-COMM) spoken by Kalpana =107-11=96 Total utterances spoken in the presence of Kalpana =388-107= 281 There is not adult to adult conversation in this session.
CLLDCh2R06S07
(This session has not sound between 17:03 and 18:34) Kamala, Kalpana and Prithvi play with old newspaper and a flower. They play with local playing thing (bhurung). Kamala plays with Kalpana and Kalpana’s elder brother Prithvi. They are in front of the house and in the first part of the session only the children play with partly the father in the background working and sometimes the grandmother. Then later interaction with the child and the mother (no more other people present). In this session, Total utterances =1395 Total utterances spoken by Kamala = 301 Total utterances (- COMM) spoken by Kamala = 301-63 = 238 Total utterances spoken by others in the presence of Kamala = 1395-301=1094 Adult to adult utterances (AA) = 10
CLLDCh3R02S06
The conversation is not in only one topic. Kalpana interacts with her mother very nicely. In this session, Total utterances =221 Total utterances spoken by Kalpana = 85 Total utterances (-COMM) spoken by Kalpana = 85 -22 =63 Other's utterances spoken with Kalpana = 221-85=13 Note: The utterances that are not related to Kalpana are not transcribed in this session.
CLLDCh3R09S01
Kalpana, other two girls are on the veranda, one is eating lunch, one is sweeping the floor. Several other children present. Her father and grandmother walk by. There is lots of walking in and out. Several children are present.
phidang_talk
This text is about the various matters of Chintang. It deals mainly about the history of ginger cultivation in Chintang. Krishna Maya Rai also talks about the migration trend of Chintang and compares the current Chintang with the past. She also talks about Jalpa Devi temple in brief and about her childhood as well.
CLLDCh3R04S03
Kalpana carries a bamboo basket here and there. Samjhana gives cucumber to Kalpana and Kalpana eats it. Kalpana and Ranjana talk about flower. Kalpana almost in this recording is seen very active. She has played with her sisters, Ranjana and Samjhana. Similarly, she played with her brother Prithibi and her neighborhood friend yogendra. In the beginning of recording Kalpana has played with her sisters and brother with toy. That toy is supposed to be the dove and ox here. Later, Yogendra has come to play with them. Further, they hear the sound of the birds, talk about the birds, and chase the birds. Moreover, they have teased each other using nickname like Dalle, Kunti etc. In the end of the recording, Kalpana looks sad and ask her mother to provide something to her. In this session, Total utterances =1064 Total utterances spoken by Kalpana = 280 Total utterances (-COMM) spoken by Kalpana = 280-60 =220 Other's utterances spoken in the presence of Kalpana =1064 -220 =844 Other's utterances (-COMM) spoken in the presence of Kalpana =844-122 = 722
celi_azik_01
In this session, the knoledgeable elder (BBR) chants the mundum for this worship. They offer pigeons, duck eggs.
khebak_talk
The whole story is about the friendship between a crab and farmer who used to meet everyday. The narrator describes very interestingly how the crab saves its friend's life.
clan_his_1
It is a small narrative on the division of clans among Chintang Rai of Sambugãu. It describes them as being the offspring of a forefather called Sambhong (Sambong) who settled in the area.
nuwagi_01
It is a core worship of the Nuwagi ritual in Chintang with the Mundhum chanting by wattong.
dhol_nac_01
This tribal dance is performed at night during the seven days of the Wadhangmi festival with playing the drum and dance in a round.
CLLDCh2R01S03
This session contains the morning activities of the child2, Kamala. Her mother makes Kamala wash her face. Her mother gives Kamala water in a small bottle. Raj Kumari gives Kamala some beans in a bowl and Kamala In this session, Total utterances =132 Total utterances spoken by Kamala =16 Total utterances (-COMM) spoken by Kamala = 16-4 =12 Total utterances by other people in the presence of Kamala =132-16=116, Kamala has just got up. Kamala's mother makes Kamala wash her face inside the house. In this session, Total utterances =132 Total utterances spoken by Kamala =16 Total utterances (-COMM) spoken by Kamala =16 -4 =12 Others utterances spoken in the presence of Kamala =132 -16 =116
CLLDCh3R09S03
Kalpana and an elder girl play in the field together with a pipe (for water). She tries to build something with sticks, partly talk to herself, partly to her sister. Both girls play independently for a while then they build a little hut together made out of sticks and Kalpana crawls inside and lies on the floor. Then after a while they destroy the little hut together and start a new.