OLAC Record

Title:Conversation - Pa Umor in the past
Documentation of the Kelabit language, Sarawak, Malaysia
Contributor (annotator):Charlotte Hemmings
Florance Lapu Apu
Contributor (researcher):Charlotte Hemmings
Contributor (speaker):Muda Tigan
Dara Tigan
Description:Dara and Muda discuss life in Pa Umor in the past and how it compares to life today. First, Dara discusses some of the games they used to play as children. For example, floating down the river on logs. Another game was selling things in the jungle using the leaves of si'ang flowers as money. She also discusses some of their chores when they came home from school in Bario. These include: pounding rice; helping to dig the rice fields; scaring the birds and fetching water in a bamboo container called a 'tabang'. Subsequently, she talks about how their father used a resin lamps, or 'dawan', for light. Next, her sister Muda discusses her own memories of childhood and many of the fruits that they used to pick in the wild. These include berries from the ilang plant, which they would squish in a bamboo and then eat. Also berries from the si'ang plant, local mangosteen (bua' raku'); bua' sia'; and berries from the uber, tu'er and aap trees. The aap fruit would be squashed into a ball in your hands. As for games, she discusses making "rice" from mud and sliding in troughs, or 'bangeh', down to the river. The following equipment was used: Zoom H4N, Stereo Mic, wind gag. The recording is in stereo 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 Umur, living in Pa Umur at time of recording.
Born in Pa Main, currently lives in Bario
Born in Pa Umur. Living in Bario/Pa Umur at the time of the recording. Headmistress of the primary school, SK Bario.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1315520%23
Publisher:Charlotte Hemmings
University of Oxford
Subject:Naturalistic Text
Kelabit language
Kelabit - Bario
English language
Subject (ISO639):kzi


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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1315520
DateStamp:  2019-08-02
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Citation: Charlotte Hemmings (researcher); Charlotte Hemmings (annotator); Muda Tigan (speaker); Florance Lapu Apu (annotator); Dara Tigan (speaker). 2014-08-01. Charlotte Hemmings.
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Country: United KingdomMalaysia
Area: AsiaEurope

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