Item details
Item ID
Title Recollection of a hunting expedition
Description This is a personal narration about a hunting expedition, in which the speaker shot a barking deer somewhere near the mountain behind Riga village. He describes how the deer died immediately on the spot where it was shot. Then, on the way back to the village, he saw a civet and tried to shoot it. He explains how he missed the civet since he was trying to shoot it without actually removing the deer that he was carrying from his shoulder. As he reached his house, seeing the deer, the elders of the village suggested convening a yektup doye ceremony. This was followed by a baŋgo beenam performed by children in the village male dormitory. The head of the deer was presented to an old man from the speaker's close kin. Since the deer was not very large, its meat was only distributed to a few close kin. The next day, the old man brought back the skull of the deer together with some pieces of meat and a pot of rice. It is explained that the event of shooting an animal such as a deer is followed by rituals and also a taboo period for the hunter. The hunter cannot eat anything that comes from his own house. This is why the old man brought food for the hunter. This is followed by a day known as madək, where the hunter will go hunting for a second time in order to remove the taboo. This time he didn't shoot anything.
Origination date 2015-01-25
Origination date free form
Archive link
Mark W. Post and Yankee Modi
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Language as given Adi
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Dialect Upper Minyong
Region / village Eastern Himalaya
Originating university Universitaet Bern
Operator Mark Post
Data Categories primary text
Data Types Sound
Discourse type narrative
Roles Yankee Modi : consultant
Takot Mize : speaker
Mark Post : depositor
Mark Post : recorder
Mark Post : researcher
Takot Mɨɨze : speaker
DOI 10.4225/72/570A79E091294
Cite as Mark W. Post and Yankee Modi (collector), Yankee Modi (consultant), Takot Mize (speaker), Mark Post (depositor, recorder, researcher), Takot Mɨɨze (speaker), 2015. Recollection of a hunting expedition. MPEG/MP4/MXF/PLAIN/VND.WAV/WEBM. TANI-MNY_2011_023 at
Content Files (11)
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TANI-MNY_2011_023-1.mp3 audio/mpeg 3.23 MB 00:03:32.139
TANI-MNY_2011_023-1.mp4 video/mp4 267 MB 00:03:35.168
TANI-MNY_2011_023-1.mxf application/mxf 5.05 GB
TANI-MNY_2011_023-1.txt text/plain 34.1 KB
TANI-MNY_2011_023-1.wav audio/vnd.wav 117 MB 00:03:32.115
TANI-MNY_2011_023-1.webm video/webm 132 MB 00:03:35.139
TANI-MNY_2011_023-AVMERGE.mp3 audio/mpeg 3.19 MB 00:03:29.135
TANI-MNY_2011_023-AVMERGE.mp4 video/mp4 300 MB 00:03:29.131
TANI-MNY_2011_023-AVMERGE.mxf application/mxf 2.22 GB
TANI-MNY_2011_023-AVMERGE.wav audio/vnd.wav 115 MB 00:03:29.131
TANI-MNY_2011_023-AVMERGE.webm video/webm 253 MB 00:03:29.80
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Collection Information
Collection ID TANI
Collection title The Tani Languages
Description This is a repository of Mark W. Post and Yankee Modi's data pertaining to the Tani languages, broadly conceived to include also Milang. Data presented here are from several Tani lects, as identified.
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Access Information
Edit access Nick Thieberger
Jasmin Isobe
Yankee Modi
Mark Post
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Data access conditions Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Data access narrative Closed unti lthe end of 2018

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