OLAC Record

Title:A story about the importance of looking after your children
0282-00000000 - A story about the importance of looking after your children
Telling and Re-telling: documenting Longgu (an Oceanic language of the Solomon Islands) folkloric stories and procedural narratives over time
Contributor:Mary Panabulao
Matilda Maetala
Deborah Hill
Contributor (editor):Matilda Maetala
Contributor (recorder):Deborah Hill
Coverage:Solomon Islands
Description:A family and their child are staying at a village. The husband and wife are working and the mother is sewing a mat and the father is carving. He carves a canoe. When their mother sews, the first-born stays with her younger sister and she takes her (younger sister) to her mother and her mother says take her to her father. And her father says take her to her mother. Her mother says "wait, I must sew the mat first, you take her to your father", and she goes and takes her to her father and her father he takes her to her mother. The first born is just angry and picks up her younger sister and they go to the sea. And they two see a coconut. And she says grow long/lengthen coconut and the coconut becomes long. She picks up her sister (and wraps her) and they climb. The coconut is long and she throws her younger sister to the sea, when her sister falls to the sea a shark eats her and she jumps too and a shark eats her too. One woman at the village there she goes to fetch sea water for her food (cooking). She fetches seawater and it is just blood. And she fetches again and it’s just the same. She just leaves the sea and fetches it to her house and it turns into two children. The two children of the woman who sews mats and the man who carves canoes. If you don’t look after your children you will lose them – the parents are sorry. (familiar)
Language_Name: Longgu Language_Region: Oceania Language_Country: Solomon Islands Project_Status: Complete Year: 2011 Start_Date: 2012-02-07 End_Date: 2013-02-06
Summary writer
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI646604%23
Publisher:Deborah Hill
University of Canberra
Longgu language
Subject (ISO639):lgu


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI646604
DateStamp:  2018-09-04
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Citation: Mary Panabulao; Matilda Maetala; Deborah Hill; Mary Panabulao; Deborah Hill (recorder); Matilda Maetala (editor). 2012-06-30. Deborah Hill.
Terms: area_Pacific country_SB iso639_lgu

Inferred Metadata

Country: Solomon Islands
Area: Pacific

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