This item consists of a recorded Shilluk song (wav file), accompanied with annotation (in Praat TextGrid) and associated information: metadata, permissions and speaker questionnaire. The associated information is also summarized, in a spreadsheet. The TextGrid annotation includes Shilluk orthography, translation, and comments.


The recording at the center of this item is a song. This drum song is composed by the singer. It is about their group dancing with the girls of a kingly clan; group of Akwol. This song is remarkable; it describes the composer’s group and their village and praises the girls who dance with them. And how the audience sit there coughing because of the dust stirred up by their feet, but the dust does not make them go away for they are enjoy their dancing.

Data Citation

Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert. (2013). JohnsonOtorKwol_songDrum, 2013 [sound]. University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language.
Date made available12 Dec 2013
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare
Temporal coverage16 Nov 2013 - 16 Nov 2013
Geographical coverageSouth Sudan

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