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FA-T-M-2
Two adult speakers of Marquesan aged 69 and 63 perform the object-object matching task called the Farm Animals game (Danziger & Hill 1993). Each interaction is played with two players, one being the Director (=D) and one being the Matcher (=M). Both players are seperated by a screen and gaze in the same direction. The Director has to explain an array of toy objects to the Matcher. The Matcher has to construct the array of objects by following the Director's instructions. The original task is a photo-object matching task; this sometimes showed to be leading to problems (due to the way the Director holds the photo) and the reference is not always clear. That is the reason why the researcher changed the task to an object-object task. Photo 2 is described.
FA-T-M-14
Two adult speakers of Marquesan aged 69 and 63 perform the object-object matching task called the Farm Animals game (Danziger & Hill 1993). Each interaction is played with two players, one being the Director (=D) and one being the Matcher (=M). Both players are seperated by a screen and gaze in the same direction. The Director has to explain an array of toy objects to the Matcher. The Matcher has to construct the array of objects by following the Director's instructions. The original task is a photo-object matching task; this sometimes showed to be leading to problems (due to the way the Director holds the photo) and the reference is not always clear. That is the reason why the researcher changed the task to an object-object task. Photo 14 is described.
FA-T-M-17
Two adult speakers of Marquesan aged 69 and 63 perform the object-object matching task called the Farm Animals game (Danziger & Hill 1993). Each interaction is played with two players, one being the Director (=D) and one being the Matcher (=M). Both players are seperated by a screen and gaze in the same direction. The Director has to explain an array of toy objects to the Matcher. The Matcher has to construct the array of objects by following the Director's instructions. The original task is a photo-object matching task; this sometimes showed to be leading to problems (due to the way the Director holds the photo) and the reference is not always clear. That is the reason why the researcher changed the task to an object-object task. Photo 17 is described.
Puaputoka-Ho
Short narrative about Puaputoka, a chief from Ua Pou who goes to visit Hiva Oa. There he learns that Kanatete was eaten due to revenge the death of someone of a Hiva 'Oa tribe who had been eaten by an Ua Pou tribe
trick_lang2-Ke
In this session the consultant talks in one of the Marquesan trick languages ('uhi tua) narrating a longer coherent text followed by a (more or less free) translation into North Marquesan (see link for same trick language with single phrases).
rari3-Mi
This session contains a traditional Marquesan song called ru'u or rari often depicting events of the past (e.g. arrival of German fleet during First World War, annexation of Marquesas by the French etc.).
FA-Hi-Tei-15
Two adult speakers of Marquesan aged 19 and 14 perform the object-object matching task called the Farm Animals game (Danziger & Hill 1993). Each interaction is played with two players, one being the Director (=D (age 19)) and one being the Matcher (=M (age 14)). Both players are seperated by a screen and gaze in the same direction. The Director has to explain an array of toy objects to the Matcher. The Matcher has to construct the array of objects by following the Director's instructions. The original task is a photo-object matching task; this sometimes showed to be leading to problems (due to the way the Director holds the photo) and the reference is not always clear. That is the reason why the researcher changed the task to an object-object task. Photo 15 is described. The direction of gaze is seaward.
nunu_heke-Mf
Document which shows the preparation of octopus meat before deep-freezing it.
FA-Hi-Tei-17
Two adult speakers of Marquesan aged 19 and 14 perform the object-object matching task called the Farm Animals game (Danziger & Hill 1993). Each interaction is played with two players, one being the Director (=D (age 19)) and one being the Matcher (=M (age 14)). Both players are seperated by a screen and gaze in the same direction. The Director has to explain an array of toy objects to the Matcher. The Matcher has to construct the array of objects by following the Director's instructions. The original task is a photo-object matching task; this sometimes showed to be leading to problems (due to the way the Director holds the photo) and the reference is not always clear. That is the reason why the researcher changed the task to an object-object task. Photo 17 is described.The gaze of direction is seaward. There are interesting placements of 'ma ko' in this interaction. The Matcher interprets 'ma ko' not absolutely as ácrossward' but deictically as the 'other side'.
uma_pe-Ti
Document on preparation of medicine against children's coughs. Consultant also talks about alternative plants to be taken as well as the dosage of one toxic plant (papamoko) corresponding to the ages of the children.
Tiu1-Mi
In this session the consultant tells one story of Tiu, a big Marquesan warrior of Hiva 'Oa. The story is accompanied with its rari (=indigenous song).
old_customs
In this session the consultants talk about old Marquesan customs and beliefs such as the role of beauty during courting, taboos towards women (canoe, walking over bodies etc.). During the session they talk about a specific place of courting at Hakau'i and its customs. Towards the end of the session they about the legend of Keikahanui and Paevao, the little sister of Keikahanui's wife.
Tuatai-Ho
This is a song text of the Tuatai tribe dwelling in the valley of Ha'akuti (Ua Pou, North Marquesas).
makiko-Mf
In this session it is shown how makiko "breadfruit cake" is made. Makiko is made out very ripe and sweet breadfruit mixed with coconut milk. Traditional techniques are explained, but prepared in a modern setting (western-style kitchen). This Marquesan dish is very rarely prepared nowadays. It used to be the diet of toddlers and young children in former times. Because the makiko keeps for a longer time it was also used for longer voyages on sea., In this session it is shown how 'maakiko' "breadfruit cake" is made. Maakiko is made out very ripe and sweet breadfruit mixed with coconut milk. Traditional techniques are explained, but prepared in a modern setting (western-style kitchen). This Marquesan dish is very rarely prepared nowadays. It used to be the diet of toddlers and young children in former times. Because the maakiko keeps for a longer time it was also used for longer voyages on sea.
viihoa-Ti
Document on how to treat haemorrhoids (preparation of medicine with plants). Additional complementary treatments are explained, but the procedure is not shown in this video document.
Hae_toua-LK
In this session the consultant explains the function of the "Ha'etoua", a kind of public place reserved for the beauties of the valley of Hakau'i.
PlaceNames-Vaá
comments on the legend of the warrior Kie from Hakamaii (Ua Pou island); narrates about the warfare with warriors from another Marquesan island (Hiva 'Oa)
ruu_Purut-Mi2
In this session the consultant sings a ruu about the arrival of the Germans on Nuku Hiva during the 1st World War.
Tiu2-Mi
In this session the consultant tells a story of Tiu, a big warrior of Hiva 'Oa island (=South Marquesas). The story is accompanied by its rari which is an indigenous Marquesan song.
rari_Kuee1-Mi
This is a tradional Marquesan song (rari/ru'u) which sings about the happenings in the Kueenui legend (see link). In the legend of Kueenui, the "big eel", Kueenui, dwelling on Nuku Hiva in the river of Taipivai, meets Kueeiti, the "small eel" from Hanavave on Fatu Iva. After having tasted the food of Kueenui, Kueeiti suggests to go to Fatu Iva where there is much more delicious and nice smelling food. They leave for Fatu Iva. When arriving at Hanavave (Fatu Iva) Kueenui, actually quite large in size cannot swim up to Kueeiti's water hole. He gets stuck in the river bed and the water consequently does not flow down to the village of Hanavave anymore. Puzzled by this the Hanavave people go to have a look what is going on. They find the big eel and kill him. Kueeiti manages to escape to the sea.