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Title: Dogon Tiranige Audio Files Open Access Deposited
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  • These recordings were made with a Tascam digital microphone.
  • Tiranige is a Dogon language spoken in villages on the high plateau near the western edge of the Dogon (Bandiagara) plateau, and in villages at the base of the cliffs and slopes leading down from the plateau to the sandy plains. As of May 2018 I am still working on a drafted Tiranige grammar which I hope to complete in 2019. The grammar draft currently ends with six short texts transcribed from dictation. The only audio recording is therefore labeled Text 07. The speakers are Amadou Toloba and Boubacar Toloba. Most but not all of it (17.5 minutes out of about 22) has been partially transcribed. The plan is to complete the grammar and to transcribe and translate at least Text 07.
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  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
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  • various
Citations to related material
  • Moran, Steven & Forkel, Robert & Heath, Jeffrey (eds.) 2016. Dogon and Bangime Linguistics. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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Last modified
  • 03/18/2020
  • 03/15/2019
To Cite this Work:
Heath, J. (2019). Dogon Tiranige Audio Files [Data set]. University of Michigan - Deep Blue.


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This audio file is a recording of two people speaking the Tiranige language, which belongs to the Dogon language family. Tiranige is spoken in several villages on the Dogon (Bandiagara) plateau on or near its western cliffs, and at the base of these cliffs. The recording was made by project assistant Minkailou Djiguiba in the village of Ningo in 2017.

The audio file has a duration of 22:22. It is in .wav format and was made with a handheld Tascan digital microphone.

Fieldwork is continuing on this language as of this writing (mid 2018), in the hope of completing a reference grammar by late 2019. The reference grammar will include a transcription and translation of this recording, as well as some other texts obtained by dictation.

Tiranige text 07 2017

Jeffrey Heath gives permission to others to transcribe, translate, or otherwise analyse this recording if he is unable to complete the grammar, with this text transcribed and translated at the end, by December 2020.


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