Video

August 9. Consists of c. 4 separate sessions filmed in Wópuchêdê – different conversations. s040. Duration: 49 minutes. 40-01 [at 00:00] 'Naakê, Tââlââ, Yidika, Sonny Mgaalim ((river noise)). 40-02 [at 13:54] continued (talk about having children etc.). 40-03 [at 27:48] continued. 40-04 [at 41:42] continued (Naalum joins, son of JohnWeta). s041. Duration: 38 minutes.
August 10 & 11. Consists of: s042. Duration: 54 minutes. Conversation between Naamono and visitor Deemywó (from Pene, Peter Kaambwa's BS) with Anne. s043. Duration: 34 minutes. Conversation with Abeleti visitors, Sam Joseph N:iide, plus wife (main problem not all participants in the frame). s044. Duration: 25 minutes. Conversations at Cheme while waiting for ndap discussion. Large group, Patrick Tâânki, Desmond Kpéémuwó, Pikuwa, John Yidika from Cheme (bare top), Mbilipé ('Naakê's son), James elementary teacher. s045 - s048. Duration: 1 hour. A discussion about an ndap problem that needs to be solved for the marriage of James the teacher at Cheme. Kevin Taakpe got Mépé...
August 14. Consists of: s049. Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes. Continuous filming in Cheme. Group includes Pweegha, Pikwa and Cheme boys, with Yidika and 'Naakê on his porch, mostly offscreen. Last part too dark.
August 17: naa at Wédidmyinênyedê. Bridewealth paid by Nkiti, son of John Wéni, to Yéwa, his bride's side. She is daughter of Andrew Pwiliyópu & Tétpyaa. John Wéni is married to Yóómwe, Z of Mwolâ and Regius, and half Z to Yidika's mother. 1060 ndap exchanged, and unknown kê. See photo of long strand. Most of the Jinjo side community represented. I filmed small groups talking prior to proceedings, and some (but not all) of the speeches, largely about making future arrangements. At the end I also got good conversation. s050. Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes. Diverse conversations, changing people, shot without pause: 50-01 [at 00:00:00] i. Pius Daach:aa, John Weta & Yââvyi from...
August 26 & 27, Tpile we at John Lêmonga's village. Tpile we brought by Yonga people, Teyoo's crowd, eating the chief middle section from John Lêmonga. Kostka also presented a pig, in exchange for bagi. Tpile we name is Keete ( = Gheede, mangrove crab), started at Saman, given to Yonga people in exchange for another (a gift of this sort means you can't sing it anymore: usually because the areas celebrated include areas inhabited by the donees. Y's grandfather Muwó got one from Paambwa with a wife!). It's an old one, and hard to understand the words. 26th August, we were at the pig feast place by 10.00 am, people arrived around noon, and there was a chance to...
August 26 & 27, Tpile we at John Lêmonga's village. Tpile we brought by Yonga people, Teyoo's crowd, eating the chief middle section from John Lêmonga. Kostka also presented a pig, in exchange for bagi. Tpile we name is Keete ( = Gheede, mangrove crab), started at Saman, given to Yonga people in exchange for another (a gift of this sort means you can't sing it anymore: usually because the areas celebrated include areas inhabited by the donees. Y's grandfather Muwó got one from Paambwa with a wife!). It's an old one, and hard to understand the words. August 27: actually series begins 4.00 pm on aug 26 and runs till dusk, then again dawn till 8.00 on 27th. Just...
August 28: Court Case. Joshua, son of teacher, hit Ben Shaw, visiting archaeologist, when drunk. Not an effective hit. Magistrates use this as an excuse to round up the Jungle Juice boys, but only catch the station ones. They get off with community service. Some irate contributions. Cosmis (Peace Office) Kostka (Magistrate) in charge. s087. Duration: 14 minutes. Transcribable conversation between Emmanuel and John Wéni on the beach. Remainder are court case excerpts. Probably unusable due to range. s088. Duration: 6 minutes. s089. Duration: 16 minutes. s090. Duration: 12 minutes. s091. Duration: 3 minutes. s092. Duration: 1 minute. s093. Duration: 7 minutes. s094. Duration: 24 seconds.
August 31: Cheme (Wâpuchêdê). Cosmis K:ââmgaa from Abeleti, Peace Officer, about some incident in the sago plantation (Emmanuel Pwiliyópu cut too much sago for the naa – was shared out, against the wishes of the naa organizers, specifically Helen of P:uum). Also, Uncle Ian's son Ghaalyu, denies paternity of pregnant wife: she didn't let husband know for 7 months! Davis forced her to come to clinic). Pikuwa, Maika Deemywu, Mgaa (Mboo's son), Kakan. Conversation for about an hour, till dark. s095. Duration: 59 minutes. Consists of 95-01 – 95-05: Cosmis part is first two units only – looks very good (00:00 - 27:48). By 95-04 (from 41:42) too dark, but interesting : Maika, Pikwa...
September 2: Tpilewe at Wédidminye'nedê. 1. Conversations s096. Duration: 25 minutes. Max Mgaa & two local young men chewing betel. Desultatory conversation about immediate surrounds. Sound OK. s097. Duration: 42 minutes. 97-01 [at 00:00:00] Mark Nkêm, Mbilipi, and two others. Also desultory. Noisy background. At end, switches to Pius and another old man. 97-02 [at 00:13:54] Pius et al, then failed attempt to film some women (young woman starts to speak English), switch back to Pius. 97-03 [at 00:27:43] Pius and old man, joined by Emmanuel Pwiliyópu – much better. Sound good. 97-04 [at 00:41:32] continued. s098. Duration: 21 minutes. Group around Kennis Keembwa – speaking loud on...
September 3: Cheme conversations under 'Naamono's house. Filmed later with mike under their noses! s104. Duration: 40 seconds. s105. Duration: 40 seconds. s106. Duration: 23 minutes. s107. Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes. s108. Duration: 2 seconds. s109. Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes.

Citation

Stephen C. Levinson (2011). Item "Video" in collection "Levinson". The Language Archive. https://hdl.handle.net/1839/0f29d286-9a0d-4026-a128-6040d27ec46c. (Accessed 2024-04-20)

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