Tyler Davis

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Published on Apr 03, 2015

100%! Nomah ii sumpiakna tu lungdam peuma!

I am overjoyed to announce that this project (with hours to go) is fully funded! Although it's not yet over (leaving room for any extra donations), I would like to thank the following people for s...

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Published on Mar 08, 2015

Using Bible Translations to Figure Out Grammatical Structure and Words

Since I don't have access to a proper Sizang dictionary, many words have to be learned in their own contexts or by comparing a translation with another. Luckily, the Sizang community already has t...

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Published on Feb 27, 2015

How to talk to a community about recording their language...

This is a very detailed subject that cannot be expressed in one lab note. However, I'd like to talk a bit about its relevance to my project and especially about its relevance to this evening...Whe...

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Published on Feb 17, 2015

My Previous Work on Kuki-Chin (with video)!

As I briefly describe in my project abstract, Sizang Chin lies within the Kuki-Chin subgroup of the Tibeto-Burman language family. Also inside of that group are languages such as Hakha (not to be ...

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Published on Feb 17, 2015

Sizang Children in Maryland Learning to Read

This is a common practice of many tribes of Burma:They are sometimes not allowed to use a language that is not Burmese in school, so the tribes would use Sunday School during church or sessions at ...

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Published on Feb 17, 2015

The Importance of Gathering Your Own Data

About a week before posting this project on Experiment.com, I began to write an article entitled "An Analysis of The Number of Tones in Sizang Chin". The purpose of the drafted article was to asse...

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Is this a test project or is there a huge glitch with the main page?
Apr 03, 2015
Is the tuna we eat in San Francisco actually tuna?
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Burmese food is quite tasty! Sizang food, by contrast, tends to have a lot more of a vegetarian feel to it. Thanks for your support!
Apr 02, 2015
Record Voices of The Sizang Language of Burma
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Hi, John! In the Linguistic literature, the language family of Sizang is referred to as Kuki-Chin, a sub-group of Tibeto-Burman. Sizang is in the Northern sub-group of Kuki-Chin and is thus related to Zou, Thadou, Tedim (Kamhau or Sokte dialects), Ngawn, Paite, and others. A more-detailled taxonomy can be found here: http://glottolog.org/resource/languoid/id/siyi1240
Mar 06, 2015
Record Voices of The Sizang Language of Burma
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Hi, Christina! I haven't gotten an exact number of the population in Maryland, but I believe it's ca. 200-300 people. There are smaller communities (that I know of) in Bowling Green, Kentucky and Seattle, Washington. In my city, for example, there are only 5 Sizang speakers. In effect, by visiting Maryland, I get to meet a more diverse selection of Sizang speakers and thus potentially get a lot more information over a wider breadth of knowledge!
Mar 03, 2015
Record Voices of The Sizang Language of Burma
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You have always been one of my most-encouraging friends! I'm honored to have you as a backer, Ko Kenneth!
Feb 20, 2015
Record Voices of The Sizang Language of Burma
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Lung dam mah mah ing, U Kosei aw!
Feb 19, 2015
Record Voices of The Sizang Language of Burma
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Thanks so much, Joanna! I'm honored to call you my first backer :)
Feb 17, 2015
Record Voices of The Sizang Language of Burma
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