Conversation

People compare good old days to current poor livelihoods.
Group of people speak about past and present livelihoods in between recordings of individual's life stories and statements.
Participants lament about bad living conditions and think out loud how the recording can be brought to an end since they feel cold.
Participants1-3 were asked to talk about their living conditions and relations to Herero or to tell a story.
Children are requested to to give their names but most of them are ashamed to do so
Children are requested to to give their names but most of them are ashamed to do so
Three boys introduce themselves and report what they did the day before on request
Three boys introduce themselves and report what they did the day before on request
Two girls are asked to present themselves, say almost nothing, motivations by different adults from the off, Participant1 on the left, Participant 2 on the right
Two girls are asked to present themselves, say almost nothing, motivations by different adults from the off, Participant1 on the left, Participant 2 on the right
Three women engage in conversation about girl's initiation ceremony
Three women engage in conversation about girl's initiation ceremony on request
Conversation between recordings
Conversation between recordings
Woman is preparing tea and cleaning dishes. Her children and a young man living next door are also present. Old woman who is also living next door and the mother of the young man comes back from the bush with a bundle of firewood and joins the round for drinking a cup of tea.
Video-tape of everyday activities.
People talk and eat. Women work on ostrich eggshell jewellry. A group of young men engages in game of dice. Two young girls tryi to catch attention by dancing under a tree.
One-hour video-tape of everyday activities at homestead of 002-MJ.
Women are working on ostrich eggshell jewellry and talking.
One-hour video-tape of everyday activities at homestead of 003-MK. At about 00:31:00:000 an team of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation arrives unexpectedly and makes interviews on living conditions.
After participant B had been asked to summarize in Afrikaans what participant A had been telling in preceding session TWa060418-01, she admits that she didn't properly listened to his report. Particpant A repeats his statements in a conversation with participant B. Then she gives a summary in Afrikaans.
After participant B had been asked to summarize in Afrikaans what participant A had been telling in preceding session TWa060418-01, she admits that she didn't properly listened to his report. Particpant A repeats his statements in a conversation with participant B. Then she gives a summary in Afrikaans.
Four West !Xoon participants collect firewood, make a fire, put mushrooms (Kalahari truffle, Terfezia sp.) in the embers, let the mushrooms roast/bake and eat them. Session was several times interrupted/resumed for letting the fire burn down/the mushrooms getting right. Whole session lasted several hours.
Four West !Xoon participants collect firewood, make a fire, put mushrooms (Kalahari truffle, Terfezia sp.) in the embers, let the mushrooms roast/bake and eat them. Session was several times interrupted/resumed for letting the fire burn down/the mushrooms getting right. Whole session lasted several hours.
Conversation of 268-FT, 277-ET, 208-OG, 221-SD before (sitting in the sand near campsite table) and during lunch (at table together with TG, RK, CN).
Conversation of 268-FT, 277-ET, 208-OG, 221-SD before (sitting in the sand near campsite table) and during lunch (at table together with TG, RK, CN).
268-FT and 277-ET discuss the quality of the stories they are working on with TG and RK.
268-FT and 277-ET discuss the quality of the stories they are working on with TG and RK.
Old man (with !Xoon and Naro origin) is visited and interviewed by a couple of !Xoon people. 268-FT was asked by collector to raise some specific questions to 595-OM.
Old man (with !Xoon and Naro origin) is visited and interviewed by a couple of !Xoon people. 268-FT was asked by collector to raise some specific questions to 595-OM.
Participants discuss plans for today in Afrikaans and West !Xoon.
Participants discuss plans for today in Afrikaans and West !Xoon.
Participants cut and collect wood for building a "granary" near the performance place of Campsite San Tako. They were asked to do so by collectors/researchers in order to demonstrate how a granary looks like and how it is erected. Granaries have been out of use for perhaps 20 years.
Participants cut and collect wood for building a "granary" near the performance place of Campsite San Tako. They were asked to do so by collectors/researchers in order to demonstrate how a granary looks like and how it is erected. Granaries have been out of use for perhaps 20 years.
Participants build a "granary" (storing device for bush food) near the performance place of Campsite San Tako.
Participants build a "granary" (storing device for bush food) near the performance place of Campsite San Tako.
Participants build a traditional house at the performance place of Campsite San Tako (on collectors' request). They first tear down an old hut that can't be repaired and rebuild it in close distance, around the granary erected before. (The "performance place" is used by people of pos 17/18 for traditional shows for tourists, once or twice per month in the "tourist's season".)
Participants build a traditional house at the performance place of Campsite San Tako (on collectors' request). They first tear down an old hut that can't be repaired and rebuild it in close distance, around the granary erected before. (The "performance place" is used by people of pos 17/18 for traditional shows for tourists, once or twice per month in the "tourist's season".)
Participants are talking while waiting for being brought back home/other consultants to have finished their work.
Participants are talking while waiting for being brought back home/other consultants to have finished their work.

Citation

CN, Christfried Naumann, Gertrud Boden, RK, 268-FT, 022-KM, 116-JK, 276-JT, 346-JM, 356-DM, and SG (2004 - 2008). Item "Conversation" in collection "Taa". The Language Archive. https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0017-D5B4-2. (Accessed 2024-06-17)

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