OLAC Record

Title:Folk Story - Batuh Lawih & Batuh Apui
Documentation of the Kelabit language, Sarawak, Malaysia
Contributor (annotator):Florance Lapu Apu
Charlotte Hemmings
Contributor (researcher):Charlotte Hemmings
Contributor (speaker):Florance Lapu Apu
Description:Florance tells the story of Batuh Lawih and Batuh Apui. In the story, Batuh Apui is jealous of Batuh Lawih's wife and decides to cut her head off with his machete. He then throws the head down from the mountain where the two stone peaks of Batuh Lawih and his wife can be seen today (at the edge of the Kelabit highlands). This is supposedly why one of the two peaks is shorter than the other - because the wife's head was chopped off. Afterwards, the head lands in the jungle near Pa Derung and the spirits call a meeting to discuss what to do about it. Eventually, they decide to move the head to a nicer spot on a small hill. Florance tells how she has indeed visited the spot where the stone lies today and that it really is exactly the same size as the smaller peak of Batuh Lawih. The following equipment was used: Zoom H4N, Lavalier mic, wind gag, Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens. The recording is in mono and WAV format.
This is a project documenting and describing the Kelabit language of Northern Sarawak, Malaysia. It includes directed elicitation sessions and naturalistic texts in a range of genres, transcribed and translated in ELAN. The project was funded by a scholarship from the Wolfson Foundation
Born in Pa Main, currently lives in Bario
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1313452%23
Publisher:Charlotte Hemmings
University of Oxford
Subject:Naturalistic Text
Folk Story
Kelabit language
Kelabit - Bario
English language
Subject (ISO639):kzi


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1313452
DateStamp:  2019-07-26
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Citation: Charlotte Hemmings (researcher); Florance Lapu Apu (speaker); Florance Lapu Apu (annotator); Charlotte Hemmings (annotator). 2014-08-17. Charlotte Hemmings.
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Country: United KingdomMalaysia
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