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Kusunda Texts

Texts

Here we are making some texts available online, though the reader must be warned that the orthography is functional, rather than strictly phonemic.

Food prohibitions

This text briefly describes traditional dietary restrictions that the Kusunda lived with.

Jungle life

This text is a short conversation between Gyani Maiya Sen and Kamala Khatri, discussing the lives they had growing up as Kusunda people. Gyani Maiya grew up living in the jungle, while Kamala grew up in a settled (largely non-Kusunda) village.

Language Loss

This text reveals Gyani Maiya's thoughts and feelings about the impending disappearance of the Kusunda language.

Words

This is not a real text, but a collection of basic vocabulary items, pronounced by Gyani Maiya.

Updated:  13 November 2013/Responsible Officer:  Mark Donohue /Page Contact:  Mark Donohue