OLAC Record

Title:mirrijbu songs belonging to Charlie Wardaha
Yiwarrunj, yinyman, radbiyi lda mali: Iwaidja and Other Endangered Languages of the Cobourg Peninsula (Australia) in their Cultural Context
Contributor (recorder):Nick
Contributor (singer):Charlie
Description:Eight Ilgar mirrijbu 'seagull' songs ( ldalha 'sea song' genre) recorded on cassette by Nicholas Evans. This is an interim record pending discussion of the songs with speakers in 2005.
This project documents, in as full a cultural context as is possible, the Iwaidja language of the Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia (Iwaidjan language family, non-Pama-Nyungan), still spoken by around 200 people but under increasing threat from English, as well as recording material from other languages of the region (Marrgu, Ilgar/ Garig, Amurdak and Manangkari) which are all reduced to one or two speakers each. In addition to linguists, the research team will include specialists in ethnomusicology, material culture / archaeology, and social anthropology, and will result in a comprehensive, searchable and browsable sound and video documentation, with Iwaidja transcriptions and subtitles alongside English translations, an Iwaidja dictionary of around 5,000 words, detailed phonetic analysis, and briefer materials on other languages of the area.
This is an interim record pending 'warming up' of this series by means of a ceremony planned for 2005 that will make the songs available for public discussion again. This session contains eight mirrijbu songs composed by Charlie Wardaha (d. 2003) and recorded by Nicholas Evans in 1997, tape 2. According to discussions with Archie Brown on 2004-10-22, this series is likely to be of the ldalha 'sea song' genre.
Mirrijbu songs are in Ilgar language.
Cassette tape recorded by Nicholas Evans in 1997. Individual WAV files have been excerpted for each song.
Publisher:Nicholas Evans
University of Melbourne
Garig-Ilgar language
English language
Subject (ISO639):ilg


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Citation: Nick (recorder); Charlie (singer). 1997-01-01. Nicholas Evans.
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Country: AustraliaUnited Kingdom
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