23. Speech database of Aragusuku Dialect (Aragusuku)

Producer, Project

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

Contents

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.

Recording year

1990, 1991

Speaker

1 male speaker (1 or 2 males for singing)

1 or 3 files per item

Recording environment

In a hotel room

Speech file format

WAV format (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, Stereo)

Distribution media

1 CD-ROM and 1 audio CD

Licensing

For research purpose only

Price

No fee

Note

All documents are written in Japanese.

Speech sample for test listening

Words

Verb conjugation

Sentences

Jiraba (singing)

Go to corpora list