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. Girls’ songs are like women songs; the difference is that girls focus on dancing the drum “bul”; that is the day-time dance. "Okok" is the white bird. This refers to an age set: the group of Nyadhongo from Adidhyang Village is called Okog. Adidhyang is very far from Pathworo Village, so the girls' brothers did not want their sisters to go for dance with that far village. But the girls refused to listen to their relatives, and continued dancing with the young men from Pathworo. The composer is married now, but you can feel how she sings the song. It takes her back to those beautiful days.

Data Citation

Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert. (2014). NyadhongoTwongObany_songWhiteBird, 2013 [sound]. University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language. http://dx.doi.org/10.7488/ds/33.
Date made available13 Jan 2014
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare
Temporal coverage7 Dec 2013 - 7 Dec 2013
Geographical coverageSouth Sudan

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