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Participant: Arnold Watiem

Also: Arnold Watiem Harowei

Village: Wautogik · Sex: M · Age: 62

Description: fluent Arapesh speaker, educated to grade 3

Associated Recorded Events

  1. Storying at Gori (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-05-04, Wautogik. [24:25] ~ unfocused conversation that was a prelude to a more serious discussion.
  2. When a person dies (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-11-06, Wautogik. [14:15] ~ Description of the customs surrounding a death
  3. Language learning at Gabuogi funeral (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-01-09, Wautogik. [21:00] ~ elicitation of basic forms during a funeral gathering. People were sitting around and had time to devote to teaching.
  4. Talk about lands (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-01-23, Wautogik. [9:35] ~ Transcribed portion of discussion of land boundaries
  5. “person from” (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-04-26, Wautogik. [18:05] ~ Elicitation of derived “person from” forms
  6. Nugur (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1999-03-07, 2007-02, Wautogik and Charlottesville. [2:54] ~ How the jaw bone of a deceased man is used in magic
  7. Nubahw (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : , Wautogik. [6:06] ~ Describes the house tamberan of past
  8. Poison and Kawowar (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1999-03-07, 2007-02, Wautogik and Charlottesville. [5:39] ~ How to make traditional magic
  9. Arəmagou cekayeyau (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : c. 1999-03-07, Wautogik and Charlottesville. [4:30] ~ Dictated description of traditional first menstruation ceremony; transcript later read and recorded.
  10. Gathering to talk about lands (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-01-23, Wautogik. [89:00] ~ A gathering of mature village men in order to clarify their understanding of their ancestral lands
  11. History of Waut Arnold Watiem version (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-11, Wautogik. [38:00] ~ “repair” of Joe Sahamia’s version of the same charter story
  12. History of Wautogik Clemen Hayin version (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-05-04, Wautogik. [31:59] ~ The authoritative history of the events leading to the founding of Wautogik village
  13. Hornbill and cassowary (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-04-26, Wautogik. [6:05] ~ Traditional tale of how two birds came to be the way they are. Followed by translation of the story by the teller, and elicitations of a few key vocabulary items in the story.
  14. How we thought about Bethlehem (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-11, Wautogik. [4:05] ~ Account of the speaker’s deepening understanding of Christianity as a result of direct contact with Jews and Israel