DOBES Archive

Participants translate stimuli (mammal names with shown pictures from zoological fieldguide) from Afrikaans into !Xoon.
Interview on historical subjects concerning the wider !Xoon settlement with a group of old men from Korridor 15. Interview on the settlement history of the area and relationship between !Xoonate and members of other population groups in the wider Aminusi area. 00:00:00 Inmigration of !Xoonate from the south and the Nossob valley into their present settlement area around Aminuis; Seperation of "long !Xoonate" and "short !Xoonate"; Presence of Namas and Kgalagadis in the area 00:11:31 Questions about an encounter between policeman at Arahoab [present day Aranos] police station with a group of Tswanas, Namas and San stock thieves at Hatsamap on the Nossob as described in the archive files but turning out to be unknown by the interviewees. 00:19:08 Settlement area and migrations 00:28:45 Identity of and differences between "long !Xoonate" and "short !Xoonate" 00:31:34 Extension of settlement area to the south and west 00:37:41 First stores at Onderombapa and Aminuis; Exchaning iron traps for horns and skins of wild animals. 00:44:17 Presence of Namas at Aminuis 00:47:49 Extension of settlement area to the north and east. 00:55:04 Presence of Tswanas and Hereros at Kule close to the border in Botswana 00:59:17 Inmigration of Tswanas from Kuruman; realtionship between !Xoonate and Tswanas 01:07:21 Presence of and Relationship to the Kgalagadis 01:08:26 Relationship between !Xoonate and 'N|uhmte. 01:12:13 Tswanas selling San children to Boers as farm laborers; Incoming of Boer farmers and development of farms, 01:20:23 Incoming of 'N/ohan farm workers into Namibia 01:26:39 Violent encounter between !Xoonate and 'N|uhmte at Si!gonghu; 01:36:55 Subgroup of Kain=aman: meaning of name, settlement area, relationship between Kain=nam and !Xoonate 01:41:39 Bushmen called Hai||om: former presence in Aminuis area 01:43:49 Returning to subgroup of Kai=naman 01:45:59 Presence of Naro in Aminus area; Relationship between !Xoonate and Naro 01:57:35 Boring of boreholes within the former Aminuis Native Reserve 02:04:44 Taking up subject of Hai||om living in the Aminuis area again 02:09:33 Incoming of Herero; Relationship between !Xoonate and Hereros, Hunting for Hereros and in cooperation with Herero poaching groups; hunting methods; former abundance and subsequent extermination of game by Hereros, Tswanas and Boers 02:34:14 White people hunting springboks and loading them on aeroplanes 02:45:05 Relationship to administration of Aminuis Native Reserve, !Xoon headmen attending reserve meetings; Identities of and relationship to Welfare Officers or Commissioners
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)
Conversation of audience after last story. 268-FT makes a short announcement.
Participant calls women to trust in their own power
Elicitation of past particle in different paradigms.
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.
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.
Elicitation of focused subject pronouns (plain and cleft sentences).
Participant tells a story.
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 was trained to drop the first consonant of Afrikaans onset clusters. Then she was asked to do the same with onset clusters of !Xoon words. She got confused, experiment was aborted.
Participant (276-JT) translates example sentences with words introduced in the primer.
Participant (090-PJ, in presence of 276-JT) pronounces words (at least 3 repetitions) and the same words in carrier phrases, following [i] (at least 2 repetitions), starting with fricated/affricated clicks or click clusters, i.e., CLh, CLhh, CLqh, CLx and CLqx', whereby CL is the alveolar and the palatal click.
Participant talks about school (learning lots of things, working in the dining hall, playiing ball, good pupils receiving prices).