OLAC Record

Title:Story about the ur and odaga mound
Morehead: Languages of Southern New Guinea
Contributor (researcher):Dr. Julia Colleen Miller
Professor Nicholas Evans
Dr. Chris Healey
Contributor (speaker):Michael (Binzawa) Idaba
Coverage:Papua New Guinea
Description:Binzawa tells the story of the bird mound that is used by two birds: odaga and ur. Ur, the original "owner" of the mound, usually keep it flat. They don't sleep in the nest. The sleep in a tree. They tend the nest in the mornings. nce it is ready, they lay eggs. The odaga is jealous of the nice house, and it will take over the mound, making it taller. Recorded around the pupui (swamp) area near Mär. Two audio tracks were simultaneously collected, the sg track refers to the one recorded using the isolating, hyper-directional shotgun microphone (on hand for collecting bird song) and the onboard zoom recorder (Zoom H4N) track. Keywords: Birds
This project focuses on collecting multimedia documentation of multiple undescribed Papuan languages – Nen and Nambu (Morehead-Maro) and Kmntso (Tonda). Other nearby languages will have varrying degrees of description, including Idi, Nama, and Neme. All of these languages belong to an almost completely unknown family in Southern New Guinea. Based at the Australian National University in Canberra, plus collaborations with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, and the PNG National Herbarium, the project will embed a German PhD student (Christian Döhler) in a team including a seasoned field linguist (Nick Evans) and a post-doc (Julia Colleen Miller), two Germany-based typologists (Bernard Comrie and Volker Gast) from the FAUST (Future Archive User Simulation Team), plus participation on targeted fieldtrips by ethnobiologist Chris Healey (ANU) and botanist Kipiro Damas (PNG National Herbarium, Madang). Particular foci of the documentation will be the natural world (especially ethnobotany and ethnoornithology), swidden cultivation, fire management and ethnoecology, mythology, auto-ethnography, ethnomathematics, and microvariation in language use in a situation of daily multilingualism.nichola
Publisher:Professor Nicholas Evans
The Australian National University
Nen language
English language
Subject (ISO639):nqn


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Citation: Dr. Julia Colleen Miller (researcher); Professor Nicholas Evans (researcher); Dr. Chris Healey (researcher); Michael (Binzawa) Idaba (speaker). 2013-09-28. Professor Nicholas Evans.
Terms: area_Europe area_Pacific country_GB country_PG iso639_eng iso639_nqn

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Country: United KingdomPapua New Guinea
Area: EuropePacific

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