It has been too long from the time that I created this blog in 2010 until now in 2011, when I am finally getting around to adding some meaningful content to it. My excuses are not good ones: I had to put the bulk of my available time into working with the A-V material itself, preparing it for archiving with ELAR, as per my ELDP obligations. I offer my sincere thanks to ELDP/HRELP for their financial support of my studies of the Nar-Phu language.
I have more recently been re-learning the ins and otus of Blogspot. It does not do everything that I wish it would do, but it certainly does enough for a beginning!
All photos and audio-video material posted to this blog has already been cleared through with Human Subjects at my home institution (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), meaning that Nar-Phu speakers knew that their stories could be made publicly available for cultural awareness and education. I will always work to ensure that no compromising, sensitive or scandalous information is ever publicly released to this site. The goal of this blog is to promote Nar-Phu culture and language in a positive light.
I hope that visitors to this site will learn something about this beautiful language: Nar-Phu. I will post additional details about the language, its speakers, its location, its vitality status and scenario, and on scholars who have studied the Nar-Phu people and their language in the past.