:: Title :: Asking for directions
:: Genre :: conversation, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Interpreter [vocal]
Unidentified boy [vocal]
Unidentified man [vocal]
:: Setting :: Roadside
:: Location :: Merzouga (Errachidia), Meknčs-Tafilalet (Morocco)
:: Language :: Tamazight, Central Atlas
:: Culture :: Moroccan, Amazigh / Berber, Saharan
:: Session :: Merzouga 9/67
:: Date :: 09/17/1967-09/30/1967
:: Reference Information :: T2092.0, Track 11 (00:00:41)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - A series of speech samples (greeting, asking for directions) recorded in the small town of Merzouga, on the edge of the Sahara Desert, Errachidia province.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - The interpreter is asking the Amazigh man how many kilometers remain to the village of the Ait Tous tribe (Imilchil) -he briefly switches to Moroccan Arabic at one point-the man replies ma n'arifsh (I don't know), though the young boy says wahid wa 'ashreen (21).
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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