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Title Potkoté I
Description J.M. Charpentier

Kastom Stori mo singsing long lanaris potkote Central Malakula, 1975-1976-1977.

Metadata from recording:

Side A:
All the stories on this tape were recorded by Charpentier Jean-Michel in 1975, 76, 77. All the myths and legends are in Potkoté language which is the language spoken in Central Malekula in the Highlands. Now we are going to hear Likembuk

First story is by female speaker Likembuk.
Second story unnamed - contains song (female speaker).
Third story by female speaker Leyap.
Fourth story by male speaker Akamansup. The title of the story is 'Namanggi' -contains song.
Fifth story also by Akamansup. The title of the story is 'Nangalbulbang' - contains song.
Sixth story by speaker Likembuk (continued on side B)

Side B:
Seventh story by male speaker chief Aserie Joel from Borombor. The title of the story is 'Livimbombrau (?)'
Eighth story by speaker Aserie Joel. The title of the story is 'Nani'.
Nineth story is about a fight and narrated by speaker Asar. Asar is speaking Potkoté but his language is very influenced by Tangan.
Tenth story also about a fight, told by female speaker Lirupatoan (?).
Eleventh story by Limas. The title of the story is 'Namanggitengges' - 'The namanggi of the women'.
Twelfth story by Lirupatoan about what happens to the spirit of women after they die. These spirits go to the world of the ancestors.
Thirteenth story by Limas and another speaker. They are singing a song about 'Namanggitengges'.
Fourteenth story by Asar. The story is about the devil.
Fifteenth story also by Asar and also about the devil.
Origination date 1975-01-01
Origination date free form
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Language as given Potkoté
Subject language(s)
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Region / village Central Malakula
Originating university
Operator Daniela Diedrich
Data Categories primary text
Data Types Sound
Discourse type narrative
Roles Limas : speaker
Jean Michel Charpentier : recorder
Leyap : speaker
Akamansup : speaker
Likembuk : speaker
Aserie Joel : speaker
Asar : speaker
Lirupatoan : speaker
DOI 10.26278/5b55fc867fa60
Cite as VKS (collector), Limas (speaker), Jean Michel Charpentier (recorder), Leyap (speaker), Akamansup (speaker), Likembuk (speaker), Aserie Joel (speaker), Asar (speaker), Lirupatoan (speaker), 1975. Potkoté I. MPEG/X-WAV. VKS2-6419 at
Content Files (4)
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VKS2-6419-A.mp3 audio/mpeg 44.4 MB 00:48:37.619
VKS2-6419-A.wav audio/x-wav 1.57 GB 00:48:37.590
VKS2-6419-B.mp3 audio/mpeg 44.4 MB 00:48:39.260
VKS2-6419-B.wav audio/x-wav 1.57 GB 00:48:39.250
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Collection Information
Collection ID VKS2
Collection title Vanuatu Cultural Centre
Description This is a collection of recordings held by the Vanuatu Kaljoral Senta. These files were digitised in 2018 by the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC).
This work was funded by a Legacy Materials Grant from the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP LMG0009) in the UK.
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Access Information
Edit access Nick Thieberger
Daniela Diedrich
Lucy Davidson
Jasmin Isobe
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Data access conditions Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
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