Daakaka

This corpus contains a variety of both audio and video recordings in the Daakaka language. Most of the recordings are "kastom stories", ranging from children's stories to legends, but there are also descriptions of plants and animals, explanations of rituals and traditions and of everyday life procedures. All recordings in this corpus have been annotated and translated.
Shortly before the recording, a woman from a nearby village had performed an abortion, without the help of trained medical personnel. She was in her late fourties, already had several children and did not want to get another. After the abortion, she suffered severe bleeding. Her distressed husband managed to transport her to the local health center. However, the health center staff did not have the means to stop the bleeding and the woman had to be transported to Vila by plane. It is not clear whether she survived.
Shortly before the recording, a woman from a nearby village had performed an abortion, without the help of trained medical personnel. She was in her late fourties, already had several children and did not want to get another. After the abortion, she suffered severe bleeding. Her distressed husband managed to transport her to the local health center. However, the health center staff did not have the means to stop the bleeding and the woman had to be transported to Vila by plane. It is not clear whether she survived.
This node contains written texts, most of which were handed in for a writing competition organized by von Prince, Krifka and Hosni in the Daakaka region in 2009. The bundles contain the scanned hand-written texts and ELAN files, most with a transcription into the standardized orthography developed by von Prince, translations and glosses. The texts are interesting in that they show native speakers' intuitions about sound-to-letter correspondences and word units of the previously unwritten language.