OLAC Record

Title:Description - Fish Traps and Scaring Birds
Documentation of the Kelabit language, Sarawak, Malaysia
Contributor (annotator):Charlotte Hemmings
Florance Lapu Apu
Contributor (researcher):Charlotte Hemmings
Contributor (speaker):Gerawat Nulun @ Maren Tapan @ Udan Turun
Description:Gerawat talks about some Kelabit traditions relating to fishing and farming. First, he discusses how to set a 'mering' fish trap in the traditional Kelabit way by placing the trap in a dam, facing upriver. Depending on the size of the hole, you can catch big or little fish. He then discusses several methods of scaring the birds away from the paddy in the rice fields. The first method is using a 'peririu' which is made of bamboo and attached to a string so that you can move the bamboo from left to right to scare off the birds. The second method uses a 'perepak' which is also made of bamboo and makes a crashing sound to scare the birds. Another method involves building bamboo bridges (or 'apir') across the farm and banging on the hand rails. Finally, Gerawat discusses how the Kelabit used to make 'periwer' or propellers, which spin and make noises in the wind to scare away the birds. The following equipment was used: Zoom H4N, Lavalier Mic, wind gag, Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens.
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 Lungan, living in Bario at time of recording.
Born in Pa Main, currently lives in Bario
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1313660%23
Publisher:Charlotte Hemmings
University of Oxford
Subject:Naturalistic Text
Kelabit language
Kelabit - Bario
English language
Subject (ISO639):kzi


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DateStamp:  2019-07-26
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Citation: Charlotte Hemmings (researcher); Charlotte Hemmings (annotator); Gerawat Nulun @ Maren Tapan @ Udan Turun (speaker); Florance Lapu Apu (annotator). 2013-10-27. Charlotte Hemmings.
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