OLAC Record

Title:Rail and Rat II
Contributor (consultant):DM
Contributor (translator):AU
Description:In this story, the rat and the rail are good friends. The rail finds out that the rat gets a supply of breadfruit from the tree of a lisepsep and insists that they steal some together. But it fails to catch the fruit the rat throws down from the tree and so they alert the lisepsep. When he comes, the rail flies away and the rat flees into a hole but is persecuted by the lisepsep. In its distress, the rat sings a song. The rail comes to rescue its friend, it beats the lisepsep to death with a club. To check whether the lisepsep is truly dead, they first send some flies and afterwards some ants, who confirm his death. The end of the story, in which they cut the lisepsep to pieces to bake and eat them, does not really seem to fit and is very reminiscent of the story archived under the title `Baking Chestnuts'.
Identifier (URI):https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0021-6C77-6
Is Part Of:DoBeS archive : West Ambrym Languages
Language:Daakaka; Dakaka
Language (ISO639):bpa
Publisher:The Language Archive, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:Daakaka language
Subject (ISO639):bpa
Type (DCMI):Sound


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OAI Info

OaiIdentifier:  oai:www.mpi.nl:lat_1839_00_0000_0000_0021_6C77_6
DateStamp:  2018-04-06
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Search Info

Citation: DM (consultant); AU (translator). n.d. DoBeS archive : West Ambrym Languages.
Terms: area_Pacific country_VU dcmi_Sound dcmi_Text iso639_bpa

Inferred Metadata

Country: Vanuatu
Area: Pacific

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