DOBES Archive

VVSSA05APR1307
Description of fish species. The descriptions were elicited with picture cards of exemplars of the relevant species, prepared by Kate Holmes for this purpose. One purpose of this session was the elicitation of the Vera'a name for the species in question. These elicitations were undertaken in groups of four speakers, and in some cases, the description of a first speaker was amended by other speakers in the same recording.
VVSSA05APR1304
Description of fish species. The descriptions were elicited with picture cards of exemplars of the relevant species, prepared by Kate Holmes for this purpose. One purpose of this session was the elicitation of the Vera'a name for the species in question. These elicitations were undertaken in groups of four speakers, and in some cases, the description of a first speaker was amended by other speakers in the same recording.
VVSSA05APR13103
description of fish species elicited with picture of an exemplar
PAQ
PALA
Story about two sisters who refuse to marry their appropriate groom. When going to a feast, they fall in love with a young man who takes them to his home, a cave. At night, the younger finds out that he is in fact a ghost, not a human being and that they are thus in great danger. They flee from him back home to their parents who explain that one has to agree on marrying one's appropriate partner in order to live well.
ISAM
Story about a man and a spirit in ta reef that takes him to another island and brings him back to Vanua Lava, and then sats down at the position where it can be found today.
VVSSA05APR13100
description of fish species elicited with picture of an exemplar