RNLB conducts seminar on Naga heritage studies

RNLB conducts seminar on Naga heritage studies
RNLB members and others at the one-day seminar.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 10/9/2019 11:03:40 AM IST

Rengma Nthenyi Literature Board (RNLB) organised a one-day seminar on the basic principles of writing and reading in Nthenyi dialect and how to properly teach the students the Naga Heritage Studies Text Book from classes 1 to 8 in the Nthinye speaking areas at Jireh School, Chunlikha on October 8.

A press release from RNLB Khinyi Woch stated that, in the first session, Kewachu Semy, chairman RNLB took the session on principles of writing and reading of Nthinye dialect, how to use spelling to differentiate the similar pronunciations to differentiate the meanings, using double vowels to make the high and low sounds; and straight tuning in Nthenyi language. He also stressed on the unavoidable usage of the alphabet Q and X in Nthenyi dialects to make exact pronunciation and assign of the Rengma Nthenyi.

The second session  was taken over by Shulipfu Kath, secretary RNLB and acting as language assistant, Nthenyi made an assessment of Nthenyi on the Rengma Nthenyi Text Book Naga Heritage Studies from classes 1 to 8 published by SCERT. He also clarifed the doubts and the difficulties using the terms of language sought by the participants. He explained the difficult words and the meanings of the newly coined words in Nthenyi, and emphasised more on poems which the teachers were finding difficult to understand to explain to the students.

The seminar was attended by more than 30 teachers from 15 schools both government and private schools under the Nthenyi speaking areas.

Seminar was chaired and moderated by Khinyi Woch. He also briefed the participants on the fast development of the Nthenyi literature within a short span of 2 (two) and half years of the government approval the board. Benediction was given by Rev. Tusaya Kath.


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