Dena'ina Field Recordings: Kenai Dialect


The Recordings:

Archival audio recordings in the Kenai dialect of the Dena'ina Athabascan language recorded and transcribed by James Kari in 1974.

The Site:

This site was put together as a demonstration of the possible use of archival audio recordings as a teaching and learning tool. Original audio recordings were digitized as 44.1 kHz, 16 bit WAV files. Audio segments were intially created using the SoundForge audio editing program by James Kari, Donita Peter and Michael Christian on Sept 18, 2004. Additional audio segments were assembled by Megan Thornley.

None of the audio has been remastered or 'cleaned' in anyway. Some of WAV files were later converted to MP3 for presentation on this site.


Comments and questions may be addressed to Gary Holton (gary.holton [at]

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