Item details
Item ID
Title Swazi & Yoruba
Description Side 1:
• Swazi
• Yoruba (10 minutes)

Newton's list comments:
Box contains loose note by Chris Court. [Note from compiler- Christopher Court was assistant to Dr Capell in the early 1960s.]
A South African language.
Tandberg setting: 0480
No further details.
A West African language.
Tandberg setting: 0000. Yoruba material
Speaker: Razak Afolabi Solaja
Recorded by: Christopher Court
Date: 8/7/1964
(1) All Yoruba vowels preceded by t - on high level tone.
(2) Nasalization of vowel - minimal pairs
(3) Length of vowels - minimal pairs
( 4) All Yoruba consonants + ii, except for m n ng which are followed by -o.
(5) Tone - 3 level contours, 6 glides on are syllable: To on 3 levels and 2 glides, then various words illustrating other tones 2-syllable sequence Qgyn said with 4 different tone combinations.
(6) Reading Passage - 'I japa ati ojola' - stay on p = 5-6 of Jive Kiba Eheji Ii Ede Yoruba. Items (19-(6) taken from D .1. Olinsted, "The Phonemes of Yoruba", Word 7: (1951) 245-249.

Archive tape info:
Tape 249. Swazi and Yoruba languages.
37.20 End of Tape 249. (no side b)

AIATSIS Identifier- A16622

Notes about Elan transcription file:
Some English glosses given after elicitations, others are given in anticipation of the following wordlists quite inconsistently.

Alternation in eaf file between using lettering and numbering to link these together so as to avoid confusion.

Speaker/informant: Mr. J Shabando
Origination date 1964-07-08
Origination date free form 8/7/1964
Archive link
Arthur Capell
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Language as given Swazi, Yoruba
Subject language(s)
Content language(s)
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Originating university University of Sydney
Operator Nick Fowler-Gilmore
Data Categories
Data Types Sound
Discourse type
DOI 10.4225/72/583d98038539b
Cite as Arthur Capell (collector), 1964. Swazi & Yoruba. EAF+XML/MPEG/VND.WAV/JPEG/TIFF. AC1-249 at
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Collection Information
Collection ID AC1
Collection title Arthur Capell recording collection
Description Recordings from a wide range of languages across South-east Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, North America and Europe.
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Edit access Amanda Harris
Julia Colleen Miller
Lauren Booker
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