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Djimini

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Word collection dates: 
Monday, 10 July, 2017 to Friday, 21 July, 2017
Total days: 
10
Location: 
Baptist Church, Dabakala, Côte d'Ivoire
Total participants: 
39
Avg daily participants: 
37.0
Avg hours/day: 
7.3
Avg participant groups: 
6.0
Avg Participants per group: 
5.5
Total domains treated: 
1674
Total raw words collected: 
13702
Local context: 
The workshop was held on the grounds of the Dabakala Baptist Church. The sanctuary and multiple rooms in other buildings on the property were made available at no cost for use during the workshop. The training was held in the church sanctuary. During the word-collection phase, the daily group meetings first thing in the morning were also held there. Otherwise, two word-collection groups met in the sanctuary, while the other four met in other rooms on the property or sat outside if the weather permitted that. The glossers worked individually in the word-collection group to which they were assigned, so they had no special workplace. The typists and record-keeper were located in a large room in one of the buildings on the grounds.
% Words glossed: 
100
% Words entered: 
100
Software used: 
FLEx

 

Comments from the workshop organizers:

We are very happy with this workshop and how it was organized. It was primarily Kevin’s training and his presence throughout the workshop that made it a success. We are very grateful to SIL, Wycliff-Germany, Wolfgang, Kevin, and all of the workshop participants.

This workshop was very useful to us, as it served as a catalyst to get together multiple speakers of the various Djimini dialects for a common purpose. It also enabled us to discover “lost” Djimini words, ones that were in danger of disappearing from the language.

There were no significant hindrances, though the occasional absence of an individual or two could be cited here. FLEx hung on numerous occasions, which was a bit of a nuisance. It would be nice if the developers could identify the source of these problems and fix them.

The immediate impact of this workshop was most clearly sensed in the overall atmosphere as the group gathered at the end. Everyone was satisfied with what had been accomplished and had a feeling of having contributed to the survival of the Djimini language. We did not expect to be able to collect 13,000+ words in such a short amount of time, but the Rapid Word Collection method enabled that to happen.