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Title Vurës
Description 11A ADT 08:19 Albert Mason Vörus Lōmegev Kērēbētia Traditional story about the trickster, Dōl and two brothers-in-law. First Dōl tricks one into getting covered with faeces, as he covers it with feathers, disguising it as a chicken. He then binds up the penis of the other, while he is sleeping, so that when he wakes he finds himself unable to urinate. The two brother-in-law help each other and agree not to tell anyone that they have both been tricked. -- 11A TSR 2002 Tam̄at Togor Vētuboso Storian blong rif -- 11A WDR Walter Lekēl Vētuboso -- (Wutrōw) Traditional story about the trickster, Dōl who takes two brothers fishing to the small island of Rō. He doesn't give them any food, and then abandons them, and they enlist the help of a fantail (a bird know for being a trickster). The bird flies back to Vanua Lava and tricks Dōl into killing his wife and child when he tries to bash the fantail over the head. Dōl realises that the children sent the and returns to Rō. They then trick him and steal his canoe, leaving him on Rō, where he dies. -- 11B GEM check tape Father Gregory Manliwōs Vētuboso Traditional story about a woman whose pandanus turns into a big eel when she soaks it in the creek. The people kill the eel and cut it up and bake it. Before they bake it, it comes back to life for a moment and tells a handicapped man not to eat it. All those who eat it turn into eels. (Not transcribed.) -- 11B GMM Father Gregory Manliwōs Vētuboso Traditional story about two orphan brothers, Mōlgon and Mōlwor. They had nothing left to eat, and one day they saw the fruit of a Ficus wassa floating downstream towards them. They paddled upstream to look for the tree, and when they found it, Mōlgon, the older brother, went to see the tree while Mōlwor stayed in the canoe. Mōlgon met an old woman, Bwirialal, a half devil. She took him home, gave him food, and wouldn't let him take any to his younger brother. When they finally went to see him, it was too late, he died, and Mōlgon jumped in the water and drowned himself. The old woman was thus left along again. -- 11B LLF Arthur Linka Vētuboso Traditional story about the devil, a louse and a fly. (Not transcribed.) -- 11B OQQ Owen Qalgislē Vētuboso Traditional story about Qaslaklakatēg. -- All transcribed, but not time-aligned or translated. Month deduced from collection context; default day to conform to ISO standard.
Origination date 2002-07-01
Origination date free form
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Catriona Malau
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Language as given Vurës
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Region / village Vētuboso, Kērēbētia
Originating university La Trobe University
Operator Catriona Malau
Data Categories primary text
Data Types Sound
Discourse type
Roles Catriona Hyslop : recorder
Walter Lekel : speaker
Arthur Linka : speaker
Father Gregory Manliwos : speaker
Albert Mason Vörus Lōmegev : speaker
Owen Qalgisle : speaker
Tam̄at Togor : speaker
DOI 10.4225/72/56ED723DA7C76
Cite as Catriona Malau (collector), Catriona Hyslop (recorder), Walter Lekel (speaker), Arthur Linka (speaker), Father Gregory Manliwos (speaker), Albert Mason Vörus Lōmegev (speaker), Owen Qalgisle (speaker), Tam̄at Togor (speaker), 2002. Vurës. MPEG/VND.WAV/PLAIN. CH1-200211 at
Content Files (10)
Filename Type File size Duration File access
CH1-200211-A.mp3 audio/mpeg 29.1 MB 00:31:49.970
CH1-200211-A.wav audio/vnd.wav 1.03 GB 00:31:54.309
CH1-200211-AADT.txt text/plain 8.57 KB
CH1-200211-ATSR.txt text/plain 6.18 KB
CH1-200211-AWDR.txt text/plain 13.9 KB
CH1-200211-B.mp3 audio/mpeg 29.1 MB 00:31:49.660
CH1-200211-B.wav audio/vnd.wav 1.03 GB 00:31:53.990
CH1-200211-BGMM.txt text/plain 15.5 KB
CH1-200211-BLLF.txt text/plain 4.68 KB
CH1-200211-BOQQ.txt text/plain 14.5 KB
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Collection Information
Collection ID CH1
Collection title Mosina (Mosin) (Vanuatu)
Description Collection of 11 audio tapes and 4 MDs containing recordings of various Vurës speakers. Most of these recordings have a transcript, and many are also time-aligned in Transcriber and glossed in Toolbox with English and Bislama translations.
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