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Contributor:Mänurr Watjpalala Dhurrkay
Melanie Wilkinson
Contributor (author):Nimanydja
Description:This is the original transcription of DHA001, and one of two ALF (Aboriginal Language Fortnight) assignments done by Golpa in 1987 at Batchelor College, NT. JBG's(Golpa speaker) story was transcribed by a Warramiri lady (deceased). JBG tells a fictitious hunting story (The other ALF assignment is JBG003. Both assignments were provided by M. Wilkinson (linguist) in 2011.)
The aim of the project is to produce an annotated and illustrated Golpa story book about the Golpa people, their land and culture. Golpa is a severely endangered YolNGu language (Yirritja moiety) spoken on Elcho Island, Northern Territory, Australia. Most stories in the book are part of a hugh collection of audio recordings made back in the 1960s. The narrator of these texts is the father of today's Golpa speakers/consultants. Until this project these texts have never been processed. There are only very few Golpa left who still speak and/or understand the language to a considerable extend. The processing of these recordings will reveal and document linguistic and cultural knowledge about a dying Australian indigenous group and make it accessible to the community as well as to researchers. This project is the first attempt to document and describe the Golpa language (and culture).
The text is an imaginary story about hunting seafood.
NIM passed away a long time ago and was a fluent speaker of Golpa.
DHA died in May 2012 so his name may not be used. JKL unfortunately never had the chance to meet with him.
Watjpalala is a linguistically trained YolNGu lady who also participated at the Aboriginal Language Fortnight (ALF) at Batchelor College in 1987. She had then decided to work on Golpa (not her language/clan) to produce language material (which was the goal of this seminar). MWD transcribed the recording of DHA and NIM, two already deceased who were fluent speakers of Golpa.
JKL first got in touch with MW in 2008 when she used to be the Language Resource Manager for East Arnhem Land in Nhulunbuy. MW has written a very comprehensive grammar on DjambarrpuNGu in 1991 and is very knowledgeable with respect to YolNGu cultural and linguistic matters. She has a lot of material on a number of YolNGu languages/varieties
copy of the original text
There were several ALF assignments made back in 1987. Two of them are in Golpa: JBG003 and DHA001. I received both assignments from Melanie Wilkinson in 2011.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1163977%23
Publisher:Juliane Kabisch-Lindenlaub
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
hunting seafood
Undetermined language
Subject (ISO639):und


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Citation: Nimanydja; DHA. 1987. Juliane Kabisch-Lindenlaub.
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