DOBES Archive

tiinai-1b
Example sentence which includes the marquesan word tīnai (put off).
tiia-1
Example sentence which includes the marquesan word tīa (lower abdomen).
paa
Example sentence which includes the marquesan word pā (be closed).
hei-1
Example sentence which includes the marquesan word hei (garland).
fai_mariko_1
This session shows the "kanaonao" figure of the old game of string figures, a game which was played in several parts of Polnesia.
ruu_Taae-Mi
Indigenous ru'u chant. The language used in ru'u chant is similar to the Marquesan secret languages. A ru'u was often composed after a significant event in the community. The ru'u therefore had some "moral" view on the event.
kero_tiko
This session shows the fabrication of the "tiko" basket with leaves of a coconut frond.
nunu_heke-Mf
Document which shows the preparation of octopus meat before deep-freezing it.
kaka_verbal
This session shows a video clip of the interpretation of the verbal kaka "pierce breadfruit heart to accelerate its ripening process" (Ua Pou dialect).
kona
Example sentence which includes the marquesan word kona (be drowsy).
ET_Mama_Tehea
In this session the consultant is interviewed on a range of topics about Tuamotuan culture.
hee-1a
Example sentence which includes the marquesan word he'e (go).
Iiuu-Ka
In this session the story the narrator tells the story of how a woman's spirit enters into Havaiki.
feka1-b
Example sentence which includes the marquesan word feka (grate).
maakau
Example sentence which includes the marquesan word ma'akau (think about s.o.).
io-1a
Example sentence which includes the marquesan word 'i'o (pass).
ruu_paehu-Mi
Indigenous ru'u chant singing about vanity. The language used in ru'u chant is similar to the Marquesan secret languages. A ru'u was often composed after a significant event in the community. The ru'u therefore had some "moral" view on the event.