DOBES Archive

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clothing001
articles of clothing, words for wearing and putting on clothes
moose_hide004
consultant talks about how to make hide, about how to take off the skin of the head of a moose and about how to use the other parts of the moose (e.g. shoulder blades). Some miscellaneous vocabularies.
tent001
Some people are pitching a tent. They do not talk a lot, but the building up of such an Indian tent is shown in detail.
ws-tsayaa_stories001
In this part of the workshop, the participants were asked to make conversation or to tell a story. Here, the speaker tells one version of the naabane stories which are known in great variety and many versions. One speaker (527) starts telling this story, another speaker (091) first joins him, and then tells the rest of the story.
causal_temporal001
Some clausal and temporal clauses (I came in because it's cold outside; I have to leave because it's late; I left after it got dark; After I left, it got dark; Before it gets dark, I'll go home, etc.) and some other phrases are elicited (I'm going home, if it's getting dark; I'll go home; I've known her from then on, etc.).
end_of_the_world_prophecy001_transcription001
transcription of the end_of_the_world_prophecy001(told some sessions ago).
wood003
wood, parts of a teepee, tent
ailments_afflictions006
This session is about human ailments and afflictions (e.g. I want to sneeze, my nose is running).
ghutsahgeeze001
english versions of stories about ghuts'áhgeeze, telling why the crow is black and its beek is bent and why it only feeds on carcass. some additional information. short telling of the story "the beaver and the porcupine".
buffaloman001
buffaloman fights an evil man at a lake (he swallows a frog).
placenames002
placenames and landmarks.
swim_float002
A few verb forms of "to swim" and "to float" are elicited (e.g. I swim, they swim, ice floats). Related vocabularies are also elicited (up river, down river, they pull boats upriver, flood, ice pile, carcajou river, wolverine, skunk).
misc_voc024
miscellaneous vocabulary (lion, tiger, mountain goat, sheep, caribou, blind, tea dance, some verb forms of "to tie together" and "to burst", "to split", "to hit", "to cut", "to trade", etc.). The consultant also talks about Sarcee and Beaver.
phonological_material001
List of words elicitied for phonological analysis, no special topic. The focus was on words containing diphthongs or fricatives that had not been analysed phonologically and whose phonemic status was not yet clear.
paradigm_sing003
Some parts of the paradigm of "to sing"; the word for "word" is also elicited.
ws-nabaane_story002
In this part of the workshop, the participants were asked to make conversation or to tell a story. Here, the speaker tells one version of the naabane stories which are known in great variety and many versions. Others jump in and endorse the story teller.
read_write001
Some phrases with "to read" and "to write" (e.g. I'll write on paper, you know how to write?, I can't read).
ws-house001
In this part of the workshop, different Beaver words and their diminutive forms were elicited in order to get comparable data for further dialect analyses. Here: house, small house
planecrash003
Story about a plane which crashed into the river (story in English and Beaver). The consultant is also talking about mission schools.