DOBES Archive

tci20130904-01
Video of the next stage in making a grass skirt for Independence Day celebrations in Morehead. In these videos the bark that was removed from the tree has been left out in the sun to dry for a couple of days. It is now being cleaned up and separated into strands to be woven. Casual conversation between Wára and Arammba speakers. Keywords: Procedural; Material Culture
tci20130830-03
Elicitation and discussion of kinship terms in Wára (Wära) Recorded using the Zoom H4N with the AKGC520 head-mounted microphone. The hm track isolates the speaker's audio, the zoom track captures the audio of others who are present. The speaker comes from Yokwa and speaks Wára (Kómnzo is considered by Ethnologue to be a dialect of Wára (tci)). She has married a Kómntzo speaker and lives in Rouku. Keywords: Elicitation; Kinship
MaryAyres-Tapes
Audio recordings of stories (mostly secular, sometimes comic/bawdy) in numerous dialects/languages from two language groups in the Morehead District, Western Province, Papua New Guinea. Recorded by Mary Ayres, Ph.D. during doctoral research conducted in 1979 - 1981. Translations (but not transcriptions) into English provided by local informants who were native speakers of the dialect.
tci20130830-01
Elicitation of the SNG Wordlist (follow-up session). Recorded using the Zoom H4N with the AKGC520 head-mounted microphone. The hm track isolates the speaker's audio, the zoom track captures the audio of others who are present. The speaker comes from Yokwa and speaks Wára (Kómnzo is considered by Ethnologue to be a dialect of Wára (tci)). She has married a Kómntzo speaker and lives in Rouku. Keywords: Elicitation; Phonetics; SNG Word list
tci20130902-04
Elicitation of the bird names Recorded using the Zoom H4N with the AKGC520 head-mounted microphone. The hm track isolates the speaker's audio, the zoom track captures the audio of others who are present, including the speaker who is facilitating the session using Kómnzo and Wára. The speaker comes from Tokwa and speaks Wèré (also considered by Ethnologue to be tci). She is married to a Kómntzo speaker and lives in Rouku. Keywords: Elicitation; Phonetics; Birds
tci20111102
This is recording of a dance that took place in the hamlet of Thamnḡakar (GPS: -8.62567 141.61135). There were two dancing groups, one from Mibini and one from Rouku/Firra. These groups travelled to Thamnḡakar and prepared, practised and dressed up just outside the settlement. The first part of the footage captures "thaifakési wath" ("bringing the dance out in the open to the dance ground"). The later recording are taken after the ritual arrival of the dancers at the dancing ground. Dancer stands in line forming a U shape. The dancers split along several lines: woman and children stand in the middle and men on outside. Men with drums stand either at the centre of the U shape (called "embar kambe" - "head men") or they stand at either end of the U shape (called "ker kambe" - "tail men"). Each vers/stanza of particular song is initiated with the "embar kambe" and then travels to the "ker kambe". after a verse the U shape splits up and the dance walk across to the other end of dancing ground, realign to form a U shape and repeat the verse. Then the next song started. The footage is from the early stages of the dance while daylight allowed shooting video. The dance went on through the night until daybreak with some half-hour breaks inbetween.
Word List: SNG Comparative List
This word list was developed for the use of two linked projects on languages of Southern New Guinea: (a) ARC project on languages of Southern New Guinea (2011-2015) (b) DoBeS project on Nen-Tonda languages (mid-2011 - mid-2014) Lexical items were carefully selected for Southern New Guinea- wide comparison. Justicifation for each lexical item has been included in the spreadsheet, as well as transcription of the collected tokens in the targeted languages under study. Keywords: Elicitiation; SNG wordlist
tci20130911-01
Mabata Babua from Gunana tells a story. Video camera has the Sennheiser ew112-p G3-B wireless lapel microphone to capture the audio. Keywords: Narrative
tci20130902-01
Elicitation of the SNG Wordlist. Recorded using the Zoom H4N with the AKGC520 head-mounted microphone. The hm track isolates the speaker's audio, the zoom track captures the audio of others who are present. The speaker comes from Tokwa and speaks Wèré (also considered by Ethnologue to be tci). She is married to a Kómntzo speaker and lives in Rouku. Keywords: Elicitation; Phonetics; SNG Word list
tci20130826-01
Elicitation of the SNG Wordlist Recorded using the Zoom H4N with the AKGC520 head-mounted microphone. The hm track isolates the speaker's audio, the zoom track captures the audio of others who are present. The speaker comes from Yokwa and speaks Wára (Kómnzo is considered by Ethnologue to be a dialect of Wára (tci)). She has married a Kómntzo speaker and lives in Rouku. Keywords: Elicitation; Phonetics; SNG Word list
tci20130902-03
Fish names in Wèré elicited using the following book: Allen, Gerald R., Andrew W. Storey, and Markson Yarrao (2008) Fresh Water Fishes of the Fly River Papua New Guinea. OK Tedi Mining (Publisher). ISBN: 978-0-646-49605-4 Recorded using the Zoom H4N with the AKGC520 head-mounted microphone. The hm track isolates the speaker's audio, the zoom track captures the audio of others who are present. The speaker comes from Tokwa and speaks Wèré (also considered by Ethnologue to be tci). She is married to a Kómntzo speaker and lives in Rouku. Keywords: Elicitation; Phonetics; Fish
tci20130830-02
Elicitation of the bird names, based on Kómnzo names collected by Christian Doehler and Chris Healey earlier. Recorded using the Zoom H4N with the AKGC520 head-mounted microphone. The hm track isolates the speaker's audio, the zoom track captures the audio of others who are present. The speaker comes from Yokwa and speaks Wára (Kómnzo is considered by Ethnologue to be a dialect of Wára (tci)). She has married a Kómntzo speaker and lives in Rouku. Keywords: Elicitation; Phonetics; Birds
tci20130902-02
Elicitation of the Wind and Sun story. Recorded using the Zoom H4N with the AKGC520 head-mounted microphone. The hm track isolates the speaker's audio, the zoom track captures the audio of others who are present, including the Wára speaker who is facilitating the session. The speaker comes from Tokwa and speaks Wèré (also considered by Ethnologue to be tci). She is married to a Kómntzo speaker and lives in Rouku. Keywords: Elicitation; Phonetics; Wind and Sun Story
tci20130826-02
Elicitation of the Sun and Wind story. Elicitation was facilitated by researcher who said the sentences in English first, then Lucy repeated them in Wára. Recorded using the Zoom H4N with the AKGC520 head-mounted microphone. The hm track isolates the speaker's audio, the zoom track captures the audio of others who are present. The speaker comes from Yokwa and speaks Wára (Kómnzo is considered by Ethnologue to be a dialect of Wára (tci)). She has married a Kómntzo speaker and lives in Rouku. Key words: Elicitation; Wind and Sun Story