OLAC Record

Title:Tamadu Sand Drawing
Contributor (consultant):FT
Description:FT performs the sand drawing of the tamadu, which comes with a story: the tamadu is an insect which drills and lives in holes in the ground. One day it wants to earn a higher rank and it goes to two men to ask them for pigs so it can perform the appropriate ceremony. The tamadu promises to give the pigs back to the men later on. It gets the pigs and has its ceremony. However, when the day of repayment approaches, the tamadu still has not managed to aquire new pigs for the two men. So the tamadu asks the two to shoot it for its failure. It instructs them to stand opposite each other, while the tamadu itself stands in the middle between them. Then it tells them to let go of their arrows as soon as it has counted to three. At "three", the tamadu quickly disappears into a hole, so that the two men instead shoot each other and the tamadu is at once rid of both its creditors. There is another version of the story, without the sand drawing, in the corpus under the title "Tamadu". The sand drawing shows the position of the tamadu and the two men as they shoot.
Identifier (URI):https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0021-6CCA-3
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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OaiIdentifier:  oai:www.mpi.nl:lat_1839_00_0000_0000_0021_6CCA_3
DateStamp:  2018-04-06
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Search Info

Citation: FT (consultant); GR (consultant). 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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