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Title: Dogon Toro So (Yorno So) Audio Files Open Access Deposited
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  • The recordings were made in Yendouma in 2011 using a Tascam digital microphone. Several of the texts included in these recordings were transcribed several years later.
  • Yorno So is the variety of the Toro So subgroup of the Dogon language family. It is spoken in the Yendouma village cluster along the base of cliffs on the eastern side of the Dogon (Bandiagara) plateau in east-central Mali. It is not yet completely clear whether it is best described as a dialect of Toro So (which also includes Sangha So, Ibi So, and other varieties), or as a separate language. As of May 2018 my opinion is that it is a dialect. A grammar of Yorno So was published electronically at Language Description Heritage Library in 2017. This is backed up at Deep Blue documents. An excerpt of this document that includes a transcription and an English translation of audio files texts 1-6 is included in this dataset. Texts 07, 08, and 09 have not yet been transcribed. I give permission to other linguists to transcribe, translate, and/or analyze those texts.
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  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
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  • 08/21/2019
  • 03/15/2019
To Cite this Work:
Heath, J. (2019). Dogon Toro So (Yorno So) Audio Files [Data set]. University of Michigan - Deep Blue.


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