Full transcriptions, translations and analyses of the texts can be downloaded as Word documents. At present this site uses non-Unicode fonts that can be downloaded here.
The Tai texts that are searchable on this site are the primary sources for Stephen Morey's Tai languages of Assam - a grammar and texts, 2005. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. In addition to a description of the Tai languages, the grammar is supplemented with a CD version of the linguistic analysis linked to text files, sound files and photographs, as well as about eight hours of transcribed, translated, analysed and annotated text.
The Tai Ahom texts form the basis of the Tai Ahom Dictionary, and of a draft grammar of Tai Ahom being submitted for publication by Stephen Morey.
The Turung and Singpho texts on this site are part of the comprehensive documentation of these languages undertaken by Stephen Morey at the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology. This research was funded by the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project. Stephen Morey's Turung - a variety of Singpho spoken in Assam is to be published by Pacific Linguistics, Canberra. It will be supplemented by a DVD version of the linguistic analysis linked to text files, sound files and photographs, and more than twelve hours of transcribed, translated, analysed and annotated text.
Stephen Morey is presently supported by Volkswagen Foundation under the DoBeS program to undertake research into Tai, Singpho, and Tangsa languages with a focus on traditional songs (http://www.mpi.nl/DOBES/projects/singpho_tai_tangsa). This work is assisted by Palash Kumar Nath, Jurgen Schopf, Chaichuen Khamdaengyodtai Zeenat Tabassum, Meenaxi Barkataki-Ruscheweyh, Karabi Mazumder and Krishna Boro.
All the communities whose languages are presented here have strongly supported Stephen Morey in his effort to document their endangered languages and literatures.
Stephen Morey can be contacted at moreystephen at hotmail.com.
This website reflects active research and is updated regularly.
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