23. Speech database of Aragusuku Dialect (Aragusuku)
Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics, Kokugakuin University
Prof. Mariko Kuno, Kokugakuin University
Prof. Makoto Kuno, Kochi University
Prof. Makio Oono, Iwate University
Prof. Takao Sugimura, Fukuoka University of Education
This corpus contains words, short sentences and a song of Simoji dialect in Aragusuku islands of Ya’eyama islands, which belongs to Ryukyu islands. The words and short sentences were chosen from the viewpoint of phonemic and grammatical studies. The song, called ‘Jiraba’, is sung during seasonal festival wishing rich harvest.
The Aragusuku Islands are composed of Shimoji and Kamiji Islands. At present, Shimoji Island is uninhabited and the island dialect is dying. Instead, Shimoji dialect is a valuable dialect which keeps relatively ancient forms indicating its relation with Miyako dialects.
- Words: 101 items
- Verb conjugation: 14 items
- Adjective declension: 8 items
- Sentences: 16 items
- Jiraba (singing): 3 tracks
1 male speaker (1 or 2 males for singing)
1 or 3 files per item
In a hotel room
Speech file format
WAV format (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, Stereo)
1 CD-ROM and 1 audio CD
For research purpose only
All documents are written in Japanese.