DOBES Archive

Lepdjom spatial relations 1
the game is built around 8 different teams of two persons each. The two persons sit opposite to one another. Nadine sets the animals toys according to a random order, in front of one of the team members. The second member then has to set the animals toys according to the description provided by the other member sitting opposite to them. The experience is renewed three to four times per team. Each member has their turn in both setting the animals and describing.
Lepdjom Lifestory 2
Mba reports an eye witness of how a Basaa man almost got killed by an elephant
Verb elicitation 2 Song Mahi
Eliciation session with people living in Lepdjom but who do not have the same dialectal background. The elicitation is taking place in Song Mahi. The data collected with Kathy Nkoro in Yaoundé on the verb morphology is used here for comparison
Lexical variation 1 Lepdjom
illustration of lexical variation according to dialectal background of speaker
Storytelling 2 Kouambo
The story is about two friends, Panther and Pithon who are engaged in a kind of game of tricks. In the end, Pithon appears to be the wisest and the strongest one.
Implosive vs flap alveolar
illustration of free variation between [ɗ] and [ɾ]
Metadata Song Mahi
this short recording was meant to capture metadata from a woman consultant who had just given her opinion about the life of Bakola
Free conversation 4 Song Mahi (audio)
A group of people from Lepdjom have come to Song Mahi. They are sitting at Simono's (whom they consider more or less as their legitimate Bantu master) having conversation among each other.
traps typology Song Mahi
Gerôme is asked by Emmanuel to describe the different types of hunting techniques that he knows
Daily meal schedule Lepdjom
the consultant decribes the types and schedule of daily meals
Verb elicitation Yaoundé
The interview with Kathy Nkoro, borne in Ngoyang (Eseka-Lolodorf) road and who lives in Yaoundé, was aimend at eliciting some aspects of verb morphology in Bakola
Lepdjom Path description 1
Gerôme is decribing the path that goes from Simono's palm tree plantation where the recodring is taking place, to Simono's compoung situated around 1,5 kms away
Lepdjom spatial relations 2
The activity is built around an aniamal game and aims at eliciting spatial relations. There are eight groups of two people each sitting opposite to one another. One of the group members describes the way the animals as set, and the other group members is asked to reproduce the same animal disposition using his own toys.
Life Story 2 Song Mahi
Mba, the grand son of the Elderly Mba of Lepdjom, reports three stories about how the Bantu neighbours oppress Bakola, and how they struggle to resist to this
Vowel length Lepdjom
illustration of vowel lengthening on the final syllable
dancing preparation 1 Lepdjom
he research teams arrives at Lepjom. Emmanuel, Nadine and Christopher are welcomed by the Chief of the Camp and other attendants. The dancing will take place during the night. Before, Emmanuel has to set the electricity equipement. Before the dancing, the gifts are shared among all members of the village according to their respective families