By Christina Marie Willis
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D. g. the prodigal son story). I attempted to verify the Grierson texts while I was in the field, but the speakers I interviewed did not understand them. This was due in large part to the fact that many words in the stories were unfamiliar to Darma speakers. One speaker told me that the texts were not Darma. D. Sharma’s work draws heavily on Grierson’s 28 data may have contributed to the inconsistencies in his transcription and analysis that have lead scholars to suggest that we cannot rely on the current descriptions of Darma for analysis (Saxena 1992; Driem 2001).
18 boarding school after the government closed the border with Tibet in 1962 after China invaded. If the current trend continues, the number of Darma speakers will certainly decrease. Considering the economic and social status associated with language use, the viability of Darma must be considered marginal. 5 Dialects This grammar is based on recordings of people from Baun Village, Sipu Village, Sela village, and interviews with people from nearly every village in Darma Valley. According to the Darma speakers I interviewed there is little difference in the variety of Darma spoken from village to village in Darma Valley.
Unable to earn a living through trade, many Rang people were forced to find jobs and adopt a sedentary lifestyle. As a result, many families remain in and around Dharchula year-round; they no longer participate in trade; and because they cannot take a six-month hiatus from their jobs they no longer participate in the migration. In the past, all Darma people made the annual migration. Today, the number of Darma who continue the annual migration to what is considered the motherland has decreased; the reopening of the border in 1992 has brought some back in to the trade business, but not many.