|Budget Amount *help
¥3,300,000 (Direct Cost : ¥3,300,000)
Fiscal Year 1998 : ¥900,000 (Direct Cost : ¥900,000)
Fiscal Year 1997 : ¥700,000 (Direct Cost : ¥700,000)
Fiscal Year 1996 : ¥1,700,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,700,000)
Sakhalin Ainu, with the death of its last speaker, Mrs. Take Asai (1902-1994), has become extinct, that is to say, become a dead language.
The aim of this research is to catalog and preserve the linguistic data of sakhalin Ainu, that were collected in the past until now, to take the voice recordings, the texts there of, as well as glossaries and put their semantic content into one cohesive form such as multi-media form.
The reseat that was accomplished in the period 1996-1998 did not exceed more than are part of the above task, but with the research project which took place last year, we completed, TUYTAH COLLECTION BY ASAI TAKE I, 300 pages
We organized the phonology data taken from the recorded 30 folktales told by Mrs. Take Asai from 1984 to 1988 and published them as TUYTAH COLLECTION BY ASAI TAKE I.