DOBES Archive

Participant relates how he once encountered lions at Korridor 21
During an expedition to the Auob river with the aim to find speakers of the |'Auni language who are reported to have been living there in the 1920s a speaker of the 'N|ohan varied was encountered at Gochas location. He remembered only a few words but understood the speaker of West !Xoon who went along on the trip and who asks him about his life. Some of the conversation is in Afrikaans. Afterwards the man is asked for a words on a 200-word list but the list has not been worked to the end since it is obvious that the man feels unwell because he knows so few words. Four photos taken at speaker's house at Gochas location show speaker, speaker with wife and researchers, other family members, speaker's wife: 636-LK)
Participant calls women to trust in their own power
Story explains how it happened that Lion shits in the same way like other 'people'. Lion had eaten a lot. Jackal tells his little brother to heat a long piece of iron in the fire and put it into Lion's asshole. Side-striped Jackal does as he was told to do. For another version of the same story see TWa040526-06.
Participant describes how marriage ceremony was performed in the past
Cricket wants to steel Eland's child and asks Ostrich to help her. Ostrich organizes a healing dance during which he grabs Eland's child and runs away. Eland's relatives try to follow him but cannot get hold of him. They organize another healing dance during which they take back Eland's child from Cricket. Lesson to be learned according to Translator: Even though your child or something you own might be ugly you should stay with it. For different versions of the same story see TWa040522-01 and TWa040605-22.
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Long text about former life and changing livelihoods; for details see free translation into Afrikaans.
Participant utters her thoughts about the reasons and consequences of her sister who, recently, was the victim of a murder and calls upon her siblings to work together with people who bring projects such as the language documentation project.
Participant gives a short biographical statement (place of birth, age, lack of schooling, bad living conditions).
Taa place names in the commercial farm area south of the Korridor and Botswana.
Participant explains where he went together with researcher and two other men during the day
Participant gives comments on documentary film showing women collecting and preparing bushfood.
Participant1 is asked by researcher (Participant2) to give and pronounce kinterms
Photos show newly established home gardens with irrigiation plants at the beginning of the harvesting period.