2005

29 July, about 2:30 to 3:30pm. 1 hour filming children in the compound, at first from Ngm’s steps and then down near the old kitchen. Present were at first Lor carrying Dini (2:3) and Luc carrying Kââ (13 months), plus Tóó (Luc’s 2nd Da), Max, and visiting Nji (b. March 30 1999) and Kap (b. May 1 2001, age 2;2). Also Gha (9), Ana (4), and later Ngm. came back from the garden and sat down with them. Off and on Marg and Ann3 were there too. Very good natural interaction with the children, sound only thru’ internal mike however. The older children played with a ball (and quarrelled over it), Dini (still sick with malaria) was mostly carried by his mother, and Kââ toddled around exploring.
R05_PB_a1 5/8/05. APBRADP05AUG0501. Anna reading minimal pairs.
One hour of Kââ (14 months) with Luc, and also Anna (transcribing on her porch), and Helen with her 4 small children. Also Nji, Jim, Ana, and miscellaneous others. At first we were down by the river kitchen, Marg was there, and Dek with Dini, some other men, but they soon left. Used the internal mike after the first 10 min., 16 July, about 12:30 to 1:30pm. 1 hour filming children under new kitchen and below it. Present were at first Nji (b. March 30 1999) and Kap (b. May 1 2001, age 2;2), then the school children came back and there were: Waa (age 5) Ghâ (7) Ana (3) Dini (1;2) older boy walking Dini. around several other boys Yââ also Marg, Will, GrFa and 3 other men, and Mari.
R05_PB_v1. 9 July APBRVDP09JUL0501 10 to 11 am Saturday morning, in the area where Luc’s kitchen used to be, filmed Kââ 1:5 (b. 13/2/04), for an hour with Ngm., Lor, Dini, Kap, Ana, and occasionally K:ââ. Lovely natural interaction with Kââ, and some good women’s conversation briefly. Transcribe with Anna: lots of input speech to Kââ who understands a lot but only says a few words (me, niye, maa, and the names of a couple of local dogs). He points, and understands others’ points: he waves goodbye, and also dances on command, and has been taught by Anna/Agnes to pt. to self and say I, pt. to addressee and say you, short for I love you. Hold finger up for nê mââ
One hour of Kââ (14 months) with Luc, and also Anna (transcribing on her porch), and Helen with her 4 small children. Also Nji, Jim, Ana, and miscellaneous others. At first we were down by the river kitchen, Marg was there, and Dek with Dini, some other men, but they soon left. Used the internal mike after the first 10 min., 16 July, about 12:30 to 1:30pm. 1 hour filming children under new kitchen and below it. Present were at first Nji (b. March 30 1999) and Kap (b. May 1 2001, age 2;2), then the school children came back and there were: Waa (age 5) Ghâ (7) Ana (3) Dini (1;2) older boy walking Dini. around several other boys Yââ also Marg, Will, GrFa and 3 other men, and Mari.
R05_PB_v10. 28 July APBRVDP28JUL0502 i. Filmed 10 min. under big tree above the church, of Alf organizing the group who will perform a play for youth event in mid-Aug., and in Sept. in Alotau. But crucial characters didn’t show up, so the rehearsal was cancelled, they’ll work on songs instead. ii. Then filmed Ste (Wm’s son) in the river with Yaa, and then on the steps with Yaa, Tââ, Max, and various others. 50 min. of good interaction.
One hour of Kââ (14 months) with Luc, and also Anna (transcribing on her porch), and Helen with her 4 small children. Also Nji, Jim, Ana, and miscellaneous others. At first we were down by the river kitchen, Marg was there, and Dek with Dini, some other men, but they soon left. Used the internal mike after the first 10 min., 16 July, about 12:30 to 1:30pm. 1 hour filming children under new kitchen and below it. Present were at first Nji (b. March 30 1999) and Kap (b. May 1 2001, age 2;2), then the school children came back and there were: Waa (age 5) Ghâ (7) Ana (3) Dini (1;2) older boy walking Dini. around several other boys Yââ also Marg, Will, GrFa and 3 other men, and Mari.
R05_PB_v11. 4 August APBRVDP04AUG0501 Filmed an hour with Ros and Ste/Kak, up under Bert’s shelter, and minimally interviewed her about him, but she answered in monosyllables, her English isn’t up to it. He points, at least with whole hand, and is almost walking (can stand with support). His mother and Anna were eliciting interaction with him, mostly successfully. She whispers to him a lot of the time. Filmed partly in the rain, bad back light sometimes.
One hour of Kââ (14 months) with Luc, and also Anna (transcribing on her porch), and Helen with her 4 small children. Also Nji, Jim, Ana, and miscellaneous others. At first we were down by the river kitchen, Marg was there, and Dek with Dini, some other men, but they soon left. Used the internal mike after the first 10 min., 16 July, about 12:30 to 1:30pm. 1 hour filming children under new kitchen and below it. Present were at first Nji (b. March 30 1999) and Kap (b. May 1 2001, age 2;2), then the school children came back and there were: Waa (age 5) Ghâ (7) Ana (3) Dini (1;2) older boy walking Dini. around several other boys Yââ also Marg, Will, GrFa and 3 other men, and Mari.
R05_PB_v12. 8 August APBRVDP08AUG0501 0-~30: Jill’s baby Maurice, first bathing at the stream then at her house, winging and nursing. Plus interview with Jill about him. ½ only because he fell asleep.
One hour of Kââ (14 months) with Luc, and also Anna (transcribing on her porch), and Helen with her 4 small children. Also Nji, Jim, Ana, and miscellaneous others. At first we were down by the river kitchen, Marg was there, and Dek with Dini, some other men, but they soon left. Used the internal mike after the first 10 min., 16 July, about 12:30 to 1:30pm. 1 hour filming children under new kitchen and below it. Present were at first Nji (b. March 30 1999) and Kap (b. May 1 2001, age 2;2), then the school children came back and there were: Waa (age 5) Ghâ (7) Ana (3) Dini (1;2) older boy walking Dini. around several other boys Yââ also Marg, Will, GrFa and 3 other men, and Mari.
R05_PB_v13. 10 August APBRVDP10AUG0501 Maria’s baby /Alfo/Ngêm, 9 months old, up in P:aakam: filmed for an hour cheerfully playing, mother talking to him, with ball and fruit and red parrot. Others came and talked to him briefly: Pwili, Vyee’s wife, other children. He sits, and follows others’ points but doesn’t point yet himself.
One hour of Kââ (14 months) with Luc, and also Anna (transcribing on her porch), and Helen with her 4 small children. Also Nji, Jim, Ana, and miscellaneous others. At first we were down by the river kitchen, Marg was there, and Dek with Dini, some other men, but they soon left. Used the internal mike after the first 10 min., 16 July, about 12:30 to 1:30pm. 1 hour filming children under new kitchen and below it. Present were at first Nji (b. March 30 1999) and Kap (b. May 1 2001, age 2;2), then the school children came back and there were: Waa (age 5) Ghâ (7) Ana (3) Dini (1;2) older boy walking Dini. around several other boys Yââ also Marg, Will, GrFa and 3 other men, and Mari.
R05_PB_v14. 11 August APBRVDP11AUG0501 Jac and baby Jess/Pyoo, with Waal her cousin (3ish) and Kocho (3) her sister, and Kââwa and (a bit) her father Kêp. Session cont. on v15 for 1/2 hour.
One hour of Kââ (14 months) with Luc, and also Anna (transcribing on her porch), and Helen with her 4 small children. Also Nji, Jim, Ana, and miscellaneous others. At first we were down by the river kitchen, Marg was there, and Dek with Dini, some other men, but they soon left. Used the internal mike after the first 10 min., 16 July, about 12:30 to 1:30pm. 1 hour filming children under new kitchen and below it. Present were at first Nji (b. March 30 1999) and Kap (b. May 1 2001, age 2;2), then the school children came back and there were: Waa (age 5) Ghâ (7) Ana (3) Dini (1;2) older boy walking Dini. around several other boys Yââ also Marg, Will, GrFa and 3 other men, and Mari.
R05_PB_v16 13 August APBRVDP13AUG0501 11-1 ish: Little Steven/Kakan, playing on our porch, and next to it, with our Kakan, Ndunupwe, Tóóniyé, Max, Ana, K:aamga and his mother Rosemary at various points. Very good natural data, and the most extended boy childcare I’ve recorded yet. Session cont. on v17. APBRVDP13AUG0502
One hour of Kââ (14 months) with Luc, and also Anna (transcribing on her porch), and Helen with her 4 small children. Also Nji, Jim, Ana, and miscellaneous others. At first we were down by the river kitchen, Marg was there, and Dek with Dini, some other men, but they soon left. Used the internal mike after the first 10 min., 16 July, about 12:30 to 1:30pm. 1 hour filming children under new kitchen and below it. Present were at first Nji (b. March 30 1999) and Kap (b. May 1 2001, age 2;2), then the school children came back and there were: Waa (age 5) Ghâ (7) Ana (3) Dini (1;2) older boy walking Dini. around several other boys Yââ also Marg, Will, GrFa and 3 other men, and Mari.
R05_PB_v18 17 August APBRVDP17AUG0501 ~9:30 – 11. Stories told by Kpâmbwa/Colette, mother of Nkiti’s wife, in Njiikîgha. 3 stories, 1 old one (long) and 2 more recent, to Anna. Brilliant storyteller, very good data. First 10 min. on internal mike, till I changed the good mike’s batteries. (session cont. on v19s1)
One hour of Kââ (14 months) with Luc, and also Anna (transcribing on her porch), and Helen with her 4 small children. Also Nji, Jim, Ana, and miscellaneous others. At first we were down by the river kitchen, Marg was there, and Dek with Dini, some other men, but they soon left. Used the internal mike after the first 10 min., 16 July, about 12:30 to 1:30pm. 1 hour filming children under new kitchen and below it. Present were at first Nji (b. March 30 1999) and Kap (b. May 1 2001, age 2;2), then the school children came back and there were: Waa (age 5) Ghâ (7) Ana (3) Dini (1;2) older boy walking Dini. around several other boys Yââ also Marg, Will, GrFa and 3 other men, and Mari.
R05_PB_v19 17 August APBRVDP17AUG0502 s1: 0-25:23: Kpâmbwa/Colette stories, cont. from v18. Both were dubbed to audiotape DUB1 and left with Anna for transcribing. ~9:30 – 11. Stories told by Kpâmbwa/Colette, mother of Nkiti’s wife, in Njiikîgha. 3 stories, 1 old one (long) and 2 more recent, to Anna. Brilliant storyteller, very good data. First 10 min. on internal mike, till I changed the good mike’s batteries.
One hour of Kââ (14 months) with Luc, and also Anna (transcribing on her porch), and Helen with her 4 small children. Also Nji, Jim, Ana, and miscellaneous others. At first we were down by the river kitchen, Marg was there, and Dek with Dini, some other men, but they soon left. Used the internal mike after the first 10 min., 16 July, about 12:30 to 1:30pm. 1 hour filming children under new kitchen and below it. Present were at first Nji (b. March 30 1999) and Kap (b. May 1 2001, age 2;2), then the school children came back and there were: Waa (age 5) Ghâ (7) Ana (3) Dini (1;2) older boy walking Dini. around several other boys Yââ also Marg, Will, GrFa and 3 other men, and Mari.
s2: 2nd part of 17 August APBRVDP17AUG0502 25:24 to 47:28: Interview with NoeM/ Tóó, teacher Rus’s wife (and Da of Leo Mb), at her house above the school, about the baby Cath 1:4 (who was sleeping). From about 11:30 to 12:00. Says she does treat her a bit differently from her brother Isaa.
One hour of Kââ (14 months) with Luc, and also Anna (transcribing on her porch), and Helen with her 4 small children. Also Nji, Jim, Ana, and miscellaneous others. At first we were down by the river kitchen, Marg was there, and Dek with Dini, some other men, but they soon left. Used the internal mike after the first 10 min., 16 July, about 12:30 to 1:30pm. 1 hour filming children under new kitchen and below it. Present were at first Nji (b. March 30 1999) and Kap (b. May 1 2001, age 2;2), then the school children came back and there were: Waa (age 5) Ghâ (7) Ana (3) Dini (1;2) older boy walking Dini. around several other boys Yââ also Marg, Will, GrFa and 3 other men, and Mari.
R05_PB_v2. 9 July APBRVDP09JUL0502 i: 0-~30: - about 1:30 to 2:00, filmed Kââ again, playing alone, with Dini, and interacting a bit with his father. Also with Ngm, coaxing a machete away from him, and Yid. ii: ~4:30 to 5:00 – Kââ again, with other children (mostly screaming/play), looking for puppies under the stones, and interacting with the men sitting round. First 10 min. (ie from about 30 to 40 on the tape) the mike wasn’t on, so I missed a bit of speech from K’s father (Mboo). But mostly it was the kids playing, rolling on the hill and screaming, and Kââ watching. When a boy passed through the village on his way up to Cheme, he greeted Kââ who charmingly waved at him (I think this is on the tape).
One hour of Kââ (14 months) with Luc, and also Anna (transcribing on her porch), and Helen with her 4 small children. Also Nji, Jim, Ana, and miscellaneous others. At first we were down by the river kitchen, Marg was there, and Dek with Dini, some other men, but they soon left. Used the internal mike after the first 10 min., 16 July, about 12:30 to 1:30pm. 1 hour filming children under new kitchen and below it. Present were at first Nji (b. March 30 1999) and Kap (b. May 1 2001, age 2;2), then the school children came back and there were: Waa (age 5) Ghâ (7) Ana (3) Dini (1;2) older boy walking Dini. around several other boys Yââ also Marg, Will, GrFa and 3 other men, and Mari.
R05_PB_v20. 19 August, am. APBRVDP19AUG0501. An hour of filming Tóó/Noe M (Leo Mb’s daughter) and her baby Cath (16 months), on the grass below our house, with her brother Isaa and several local children (Tóó, Gha, K:aa, etc.). Grumpy at first, but soon cheered up and played well with the other children, ball, and cracking nuts.
One hour of Kââ (14 months) with Luc, and also Anna (transcribing on her porch), and Helen with her 4 small children. Also Nji, Jim, Ana, and miscellaneous others. At first we were down by the river kitchen, Marg was there, and Dek with Dini, some other men, but they soon left. Used the internal mike after the first 10 min., 16 July, about 12:30 to 1:30pm. 1 hour filming children under new kitchen and below it. Present were at first Nji (b. March 30 1999) and Kap (b. May 1 2001, age 2;2), then the school children came back and there were: Waa (age 5) Ghâ (7) Ana (3) Dini (1;2) older boy walking Dini. around several other boys Yââ also Marg, Will, GrFa and 3 other men, and Mari.
R05_PB_v21. 29 August, ~8:30-9:30am APBRVDP29AUG0501. One hour up in Cheme filming Ang and Dipa’s son Mgaa, in their hh compound.
One hour of Kââ (14 months) with Luc, and also Anna (transcribing on her porch), and Helen with her 4 small children. Also Nji, Jim, Ana, and miscellaneous others. At first we were down by the river kitchen, Marg was there, and Dek with Dini, some other men, but they soon left. Used the internal mike after the first 10 min., 16 July, about 12:30 to 1:30pm. 1 hour filming children under new kitchen and below it. Present were at first Nji (b. March 30 1999) and Kap (b. May 1 2001, age 2;2), then the school children came back and there were: Waa (age 5) Ghâ (7) Ana (3) Dini (1;2) older boy walking Dini. around several other boys Yââ also Marg, Will, GrFa and 3 other men, and Mari.
R05_PB_v22. 29 August APBRVDP29AUG0502. s1: 29/8/05. 2: - 2:30pm, Ste/Kak on our new house porch with Ken, and Max, and his mother Ros at the end. Very good natural interaction.
One hour of Kââ (14 months) with Luc, and also Anna (transcribing on her porch), and Helen with her 4 small children. Also Nji, Jim, Ana, and miscellaneous others. At first we were down by the river kitchen, Marg was there, and Dek with Dini, some other men, but they soon left. Used the internal mike after the first 10 min., 16 July, about 12:30 to 1:30pm. 1 hour filming children under new kitchen and below it. Present were at first Nji (b. March 30 1999) and Kap (b. May 1 2001, age 2;2), then the school children came back and there were: Waa (age 5) Ghâ (7) Ana (3) Dini (1;2) older boy walking Dini. around several other boys Yââ also Marg, Will, GrFa and 3 other men, and Mari.
R05_PB_v22. 29 August APBRVDP29AUG0502. s2: 30/8/05 ½ hour at Jill’s, interview about Maurice and babies. Maurice asleep on her lap till the end.
One hour of Kââ (14 months) with Luc, and also Anna (transcribing on her porch), and Helen with her 4 small children. Also Nji, Jim, Ana, and miscellaneous others. At first we were down by the river kitchen, Marg was there, and Dek with Dini, some other men, but they soon left. Used the internal mike after the first 10 min., 16 July, about 12:30 to 1:30pm. 1 hour filming children under new kitchen and below it. Present were at first Nji (b. March 30 1999) and Kap (b. May 1 2001, age 2;2), then the school children came back and there were: Waa (age 5) Ghâ (7) Ana (3) Dini (1;2) older boy walking Dini. around several other boys Yââ also Marg, Will, GrFa and 3 other men, and Mari.
R05_PB_v23. 30/8/05 APBRVDP30AUG0501 Baby Maurice/N:iin:ii at Jill’s, Kpââpwa, cont. from v22s2. Participants: Jill, brother Ghaa, uncle Eph (M Ell’s husband), Woy, and Mai’s daughters, with a tame white pidgeon child.
One hour of Kââ (14 months) with Luc, and also Anna (transcribing on her porch), and Helen with her 4 small children. Also Nji, Jim, Ana, and miscellaneous others. At first we were down by the river kitchen, Marg was there, and Dek with Dini, some other men, but they soon left. Used the internal mike after the first 10 min., 16 July, about 12:30 to 1:30pm. 1 hour filming children under new kitchen and below it. Present were at first Nji (b. March 30 1999) and Kap (b. May 1 2001, age 2;2), then the school children came back and there were: Waa (age 5) Ghâ (7) Ana (3) Dini (1;2) older boy walking Dini. around several other boys Yââ also Marg, Will, GrFa and 3 other men, and Mari.
R05_PB_v3. 11 July APBRVDP11JUL0501 1 hour at Jinjo beach, 10:30 to 11:30, filming Kââ and Marg/Tóó, and many others as well. Good natural interaction and gentle input from T
One hour of Kââ (14 months) with Luc, and also Anna (transcribing on her porch), and Helen with her 4 small children. Also Nji, Jim, Ana, and miscellaneous others. At first we were down by the river kitchen, Marg was there, and Dek with Dini, some other men, but they soon left. Used the internal mike after the first 10 min., 16 July, about 12:30 to 1:30pm. 1 hour filming children under new kitchen and below it. Present were at first Nji (b. March 30 1999) and Kap (b. May 1 2001, age 2;2), then the school children came back and there were: Waa (age 5) Ghâ (7) Ana (3) Dini (1;2) older boy walking Dini. around several other boys Yââ also Marg, Will, GrFa and 3 other men, and Mari.
R05_PB_v4. 16 July APBRVDP16JUL0501 10:30 – 11:30 Sat. am. Kââ and the other local children, below our house.
One hour of Kââ (14 months) with Luc, and also Anna (transcribing on her porch), and Helen with her 4 small children. Also Nji, Jim, Ana, and miscellaneous others. At first we were down by the river kitchen, Marg was there, and Dek with Dini, some other men, but they soon left. Used the internal mike after the first 10 min., 16 July, about 12:30 to 1:30pm. 1 hour filming children under new kitchen and below it. Present were at first Nji (b. March 30 1999) and Kap (b. May 1 2001, age 2;2), then the school children came back and there were: Waa (age 5) Ghâ (7) Ana (3) Dini (1;2) older boy walking Dini. around several other boys Yââ also Marg, Will, GrFa and 3 other men, and Mari.
R05_PB_v5. 16 July APBRVDP16JUL0502 ~2:00 – 2:30, and ~3:00 – 3:30 - Kââ and the other local children and adults, at the muumuu place, and bathing in the stream. There’s also some good casual adult conv. on this and the next tape.

Citation

Penelope Brown. (2005). Item "2005" in collection "P. Brown - Rossel". The Language Archive. https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0000-0520-F. (Accessed 2022-05-22)

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