About Lamjung Yolmo

Yolmo is a Tibeto-Burman language, related to Tibetan, Sherpa and Kyirong and spoken in Nepal. There are several different varieties of Yolmo, spoken by people who live in different areas of Nepal. The variety on this website is Lamjung Yolmo, spoken in half a dozen villages in the Lamjung district of Nepal.

Like many of the world's smaller languages, Lamjung Yolmo is largely unwritten, and as speakers move towards speaking Nepali and English they are starting to use their own language less. This website is a way to share this language with the wider community, using existing materials. These materials have been collected as part of the documentation of Lamjung Yolmo.

Behind the Project

The Developers


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Wang Xinling, Shirley

The planner, manager and technical driver

Gaining through practise, Xinling is ambitious in being one of the builders of the Internet world, therefore further making life even colourful and easier. She is always striving to create works of beauty, harmony and friendliness.

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He Meijie

The interpreter between linguistics and technics

Fresh graduate from Information Engineering & Media in Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She is passionate in travelling and discovering the beauty in life. She also finds her interests in UI/UX and web industry, on her way of pursuing dreams and happiness.



The Linguist

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Dr. Lauren Gawne

Lauren Gawne is a linguist who currently works at NTU in Singapore, and has worked with speakers of Lamjung Yolmo for the last 6 years to document their language. You can view this research on Lauren's website. Lauren is interested in language documentation, digital methods and grammatical description. She also likes spending time in Lamjung learning more about Yolmo.


Special Thanks

Prof. Chua Hock Chuan

For his patience and guidance all the way along the develpment progress of the project, from nothing to a web-based complex.

Prof. Joan Marie Kelly

For her trust in our potentials; her encouragement and advice over the visual and usibility optimization of the project.

Terms of Use

This section gives a sketch of privacy policy. The knowledge shared are under Creative Common BY-NP 4.0. We'll also explain how we will collect & use the information from users (if any)

The Lamjung Yolmo text, recordings and images are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License by Lauren Gawne. You are free to Share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and Adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material). You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. You may not use the material for commercial purposes. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

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We also respect your privacy. Your email address is requested when you create an account. We only use your email address to allow you to sign in to your account and we promise that we will not send any emails to your address or disclose your information in any other ways.

Credits

This section gives a sketch of credits, which coveres the source of the resources and contribution from each parties.

The Lamjung Yolmo text, recordings and images are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License by Lauren Gawne

The website design, games, dictionary and all associated content are copyrighted by Wang Xinling and He Meijie.

Wang Xinling

  • Web-page layout planning and implementation
  • Multi-lingual search and inspection of words implementation
  • Virtual keyboard design and implementation
  • 'Word list' function and user-management panel implementation
  • Homepage design
  • Web-game conceptualization and design
  • Web-game resource processing and assembling
  • Web-game implementation and testing

He Meijie

  • Lingual study and resource analyse
  • Web-based documentation
  • Web-based lexicon database implementation
  • Web-game scenario scriptwriting and tutorial designing
  • Web-game multimedia processing

Contact Us

Dr. Lauren Gawne lg21@soas.ac.uk
Wang Xinling shirley.aquaria.wong@gmail.com
He Meijie daisukehe@gmail.com