DOBES Archive

CLLDCh2R12S05
LDCh2 and LDCh3 are playing with wooden seats, pretending they are babies. At the end of the session, LDCh2's mother is stitching leave-plates.
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.
pum_song_02
The song gives the message to the Puma community that they should preserve the cultural festivals. The ritual and cultural performers are highly respected in this song. The importance of Phagu and way of celebrating this Phagu festival is also mentioned in this song.
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.
Food_stall
This file consists of a large group of Photographs about food stall on the occasion of the Sakewa dance in Dhankuta in 2004.
CLLDCh1R03S04
LDCh1 is eating a meal inside his home with his whole family as they sit in a circle. Afterwards LDCh1 goes outside and snacks on some food. His mum arrives a while later and breastfeeds him. Subsequently he sits around with his mum and holds a limited conversation with her.
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.
CLLDCh3R02S06
The conversation not only concerns one topic. LDCh3 interacts with her mother very nicely.
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
CLLDCh1R04S06a
LDCh1's elder brother sings Nepali rhymes, LDCh1 also tries to sing. LDCh1 plays with a book.
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.
CLLDCh1R08S05
LDCh1 and Ram walk here and there. They hit oranges with stones. There is interaction among LK, LDCh1 and Ram. At the end of the session, LDCh1 and Ram jump down into the field. Two adults - LK and LDCh1's mother RAJK - talk about selling oranges. LDCh1 and his brother are playing behind the house until it gets really boring and LDCh1 walks off to a small field. He plays with sticks and spends most of his time looking for something to do.
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