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Mid-Eastern Tharu: In September 2014 SIL International Nepal conducted a Rapid Word Collection workshop in collaboration with Mother Tongue Centre Nepal. Fifty-four Mid-Eastern Tharu speakers from 12 different districts participated in the workshop. Participants learned and applied a process of rapid word collection using a method of elicitation by semantic domains developed by SIL. Within the two week workshop the group completed word collection in over 1,800 semantic domains, glossed the entries in Nepali, and keyboarded the data using a program called Flex. After the workshop editors began to edit the words collected and that has continued up to the point of publication. Two review workshops have also been held.

 

  • Tharu Dictionary Workshop, Nepal
    Tharu Dictionary Workshop, Nepal
  • The typists at work
    The typists at work
  • Sushil Subba, Director of Mother Tongue Center Nepal (MTCN)
    Sushil Subba, Director of Mother Tongue Center Nepal (MTCN)
  • Mari Sisko instructing the Tharu speakers about the Rapid Word Collection methodology
    Mari Sisko instructing the Tharu speakers about the Rapid Word Collection methodology
  • In deep discussion about the future possibilities for Tharu language development
    In deep discussion about the future possibilities for Tharu language development
  • Enjoying a break from the tedious work
    Enjoying a break from the tedious work
  • Tharu speakers doing word collection
    Tharu speakers doing word collection
  • A Tharu speaker provides translation equivalents in Nepali
    A Tharu speaker provides translation equivalents in Nepali