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Title Killing of Tipu's Pig 8.7.83 ....
Description Killing of Tipu's Pig 8.7.83 Mau by Karma -- 13.7.83 Stories and songs f. Tilke Ua Akiye19 -- 14.7 Stories & songs at Kupula -- 19.7.83 Elicitation at Koipika -- Rumble -- and hiss left channel. Minor flutter. Breath 'wind noise' on mic from -- 4.00. First song at 9.00, 2nd song at 24.50. Elec interference buzz -- on recording at 24.50 / begin of 2nd song, and at 27.30. -- Frequent -- popping from breath across mic. -- -- B) Recorder motor noise on -- recording. -- A) -- 0.00 -- 2.00 -- 8.13 -- 9.32 -- 10.32 -- 14.53 -- 19.59 -- 21. -- 14 -- 24.43. -- 27.02 -- 28.11 -- 30.35 end -- CHECK: -- B) -- 0.00 -- 30.37 -- end -- -- A) Some analogue distortion. -- -- B) Some dropouts. Some print-through. -- --
Origination date 1983-07-19
Origination date free form 1983-07-08 - 1983-07-
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Alan Rumsey
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Language as given Melpa
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Originating university Australian National University
Operator Frank Davey
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Data Types Sound
Discourse type singing
Roles Alan Rumsey : recorder
DOI 10.4225/72/56ED6BF468A0C
Cite as Alan Rumsey (collector), Alan Rumsey (recorder), 1983. Killing of Tipu's Pig 8.7.83 ..... MPEG/X-WAV. AR1-078303 at
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AR1-078303-B.mp3 audio/mpeg 28 MB 00:30:32.819
AR1-078303-B.wav audio/x-wav 1010 MB 00:30:36.990
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Collection Information
Collection ID AR1
Collection title Western Highlands of PNG recordings
Description Audio tape recordings made during linguistic - anthropological field work in the Western Highlands of PNG, mostly with Ku Waru people since 1981. Video and written material will be added to the collection eventually. Lects variously designated as Melpa, Ku Waru, Temboka, Kakuyl, and Imbonggu belong to a single dialect continuum with perhaps 250,000 speakers. Note first that when I use the term Ku Waru to name an ethnographic region, this should in no way be taken to imply any kind of sharp boundaries either among regional dialects areas or among distinct 'peoples' in this part of highland New Guinea. The dialect spoken at Kailge where Francesca and I were based belongs to a dialect continuum which includes over two hundred thousand speakers (show area on map 1). Although the dialects near the outer edges of this region are not mutually intelligible, within it there is nothing but continuous gradation among them. Nor is there any single set of mutually exclusive names for dialects or 'languages' within the region, or for the continuum in toto. The term 'Ku Waru' that we have fixed on for ethnographic purposes is one that is used to highlight what is common to the locales on either side of the Tambul Range, from Kailge across to Winjaka (show on map), but for other purposes the Wijaka people and dialects are differentially classified as 'Kakuyl' and the Kailge ones as 'Napilya', after the major rivers that flow through their respective valleys. What is true of dialect gradation within this region is equally true of other dimensions of cultural or ethnic differentiation. While people draw distinctions among features and practices associated with particular locales, there is extensive intermarriage and other forms of social interaction across such difference, and no sense of sharp boundaries among discrete ethnic groups. To be sure, there is an important distinction drawn between the bo 'indigenous' and the kewa 'foreign', but this is a sliding scale rather than a categorical opposition (Rumsey 1999a). (rec by email 8/6/2004)
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