Grandfather of Uipo Language Moseyl Khaling By Bidyarani Thingujam

Grandfather of Uipo Language Moseyl Khaling By Bidyarani Thingujam
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Grandfather of Uipo Language – Moseyl Syelsaangthyel Khaling

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Grandfather of Uipo Language – Moseyl Syelsaangthyel Khaling

Lesser identified to the individuals of the state, Moseyl Syelsaangthyel Khaling has been awarded the celebrated Excellence in Neighborhood Linguistics Award of the Linguistics Society of America, 2020 in recognition of his steady efforts to develop, promote and preserve the Uipo language.

He’s the primary individual in India to bagged this award. Moseyl Syelsaangtheyl Khaling is a group linguist of the Uipo tribe and has been passionate in regards to the improvement and preservation of his native language since his early youth. To this point he has labored with {many professional} linguists in and out of doors the state.

Already in 1976, aged 17, he organized a youth discussion board with the aim of building Uipo language written tradition and literature Maring Naga Youth’s discussion board – Uipo Native, which ultimately developed into the trendy Uipo College students Union. As talked about above, Uipo tribe and language had been nonetheless categorized as quite a lot of Maring in these days and any work on Uipo was very troublesome.

The primary end result of this enterprise was the publication of non secular texts in Uipo language, particularly composition, translation and printing of hymns printed in 1979. He grew to become the Secretary Common of the Uipo Literature Society in 1986 and set the aim to create a uniform writing system for the language.

Linguistic Society of America - Excellence in Community Linguistics Award
Linguistic Society of America – Excellence in Neighborhood Linguistics Award – Moseyl Syelsaangthyel Khaling

Moseyl Khaling has participated in quite a few workshops and even worldwide conferences, first as a advisor but then additionally as a presenter and as a instructing assistant.

He collaborated with many Indian and worldwide linguists as language knowledgeable, as follows:

1. For a few years (2010-2014) Mr. Mosyel Syelsaangthyel was the first advisor for Dr. L. Bijenkumar Singh’s PhD thesis on the grammar of Uipo and consulted him additionally in 2017-2018 for an extra mission of language documentation.

2. In 2016 and 2017 Mr. Mosyel Syelsaangthyel consulted individually Prof. Scott DeLancey and Dr. Linda Konnerth (College of Oregon) relating to Uipo grammar and vocabulary.

3. In 2019 he was the advisor of Dr. Konnerth’s pupil Lilja Saeboe (Hebrew College of Jerusalem, Israel) engaged on tonology and the lexicon.

4. Additionally in 2019, Mr. Mosyel Syelsaangthyel began an ongoing collaboration with Kellen Parker (La Trobe College, Australia) and Susie Kansouwa (Jawaharlal Nehru College, India).

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5. Mr. Mosyel Syelsaangthyel participated as Assistant Teacher within the 2nd workshop Coaching Sources for Indigenous Neighborhood Linguists in Northeast India, organized in 2019 by Dr. Mark Publish and Dr. Yankee Modi (each from Sydney College).

In dialog with Mr Moseyl Khaling at his residence at Khangshim Village, Tengnoupal district (close to Kakching Lamkhai), we talked about his youth, early days, household, achievements and ups and downs of his life’s journey.


e-pao.internet: To begin with Congratulations Mr Moseyl Khaling and we admire your becoming a member of with us right this moment. To start with inform us in regards to the Excellence in Neighborhood Linguistics Award.
Moseyl Khaling : Thanks a lot for having me. The Excellence in Neighborhood Linguistics Award was established in 2013 by Linguistics Society of America. It needs to be given to a selected native language advisor who’s preserving and growing his/her native language which is endangered. The award consists of a certificates and a memento.

e-pao.internet: Is the award been advisable by others or did you apply for it?
Moseyl Khaling : I did not utilized it myself. I had a touch that it have been advisable by Prof. Scott De Lancey of Oregon College, Dr Mark Publish of Sydney College and Prof. Dr. Pavel Ozerov, Institute for Linguistics, College of Münster.

e-pao.internet: Inform us about your journey.
Moseyl Khaling : (He laughs) It’s a lengthy lengthy story. In 1976, aged 17, a non secular gathering of Maring group was being held and within the gathering I observed that hymns had been handwritten. After that second, we determined that preservation and improvement of Uipo language should be finished without delay. To be exact, in these early days, Uipo tribe and language had been nonetheless categorized as quite a lot of Maring. Then I organised a youth discussion board and started to organize a track e book primarily based on Uipo dialect. Lastly we printed a track e book in 1978- La Kher.

e-pao.internet: Achievements and experiences to this point?
Moseyl Khaling : Specifically, I’ve participated as a Native Language Knowledgeable of Uipo language within the Tonal Workshop on Tibeto-Burman Languages Spoken in India organized by the Division of Linguistics, North Japanese Hill College (NEHU), Shillong in 2010 and likewise attended the forty fourth Worldwide Convention on Sino-Tibetan Languages & Linguistics held in the identical year in CIIL, Mysore.

I’ve additionally offered my work on Uipo language in two worldwide conferences: the 52nd Worldwide Convention on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics (ICSTLL) (College of Sydney, 2019) and the twenty fifth Himalayan Languages Symposium (HLS) (College of Sydney, 2019), offered paper on the Worldwide convention of CNTLS, Nagaland College, and at Central Institute of Know-how, Kokrajhar, Assam which was organised by the North Japanese India Linguistic Society.

Presently, I’m working full time for the documentation of the language with the assistance of the scholarship acquired from Firebird Basis for Anthropological Analysis, USA.

 Grandfather of Uipo Language - Moseyl Syelsaangthyel Khaling
Grandfather of Uipo Language – Moseyl Syelsaangthyel Khaling

e-pao.internet: Precisely how many individuals are there in your group and by which a part of the state they’re positioned?
Moseyl Khaling : I can not inform the precise numbers but a few of them are residing on the ancestral land, Khoibu Khullen. And round 2000 of the villagers in roughly 150 households are residing at this village, i.e Khangshim Village.

e-pao.internet: Please share us about your schooling and career.
Moseyl Khaling : I’m a graduate. In 1978 I labored as an Asst instructor at Ayapurel ME College for 5 months as my first job. Then I depart the job and joined Sericulture Division as a farm overseer. In 1985, I obtained one other job at Secretariat as a clerk. Then I obtained chosen as an Inspector for Customs and Central Excise in 1989 and retired from the job.

e-pao.internet: Present tasks at hand?
Moseyl Khaling : With the assistance of a buddy, I’ve been attempting to revive the standard rhymes and folks tales and our effort continues to be on. Along with it, we are attempting to translate the Holy Bible in our native language, part of it has been translated but it has many errors and faults. Additionally, now we have been attempting to put in writing Uipo to English and English to Uipo dictionary. So, the trouble is limitless.

e-pao.internet: Household?
MK: My father’s title is Thyelnaidawn(Konai Khoibu) and mom’s title is Downkhamsaang. I used to be born at Heirok. I’ve a spouse and 4 loving kids. Her title is AS Vayola Khaling.

e-pao.internet: Lastly, the way you want to share your limitless information to the upcoming technology on preserving the identification, tradition, language and something that’s related to it?
Moseyl Khaling : There was an enormous distinction within the system of schooling between out state and different locations. So, in my subject, in accordance with my experience, there may be must introduce the fundamentals of linguistics proper from the decrease stage in order that the youths of the current technology will get the correct quantity of information and consciousness to pursue, promote, revive, protect and preserve their very own native language earlier than it get misplaced within the arms of time.

e-pao.internet: Thanks a lot on your useful time.

Extra Inputs:

Prof. Dr. Pavel Ozero, Institute for Linguistics

College of Münster

NB: That is an authentic work of the author herself.

See acheivements of Moseyl Khaling right here

* Bidyarani Thingujam is a frequent contributor to e-pao.internet

This text was webcasted on January 21, 2021.

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