Recorded Events

Recorded Event: Nugur

Type: Explanation/Procedure

Primary Speech Variety: Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety

Secondary Speech Varieties: Tok Pisin

Date: 1999-03-07, 2007-02 Location: Wautogik and Charlottesville Duration: 2:54

Description: How the jaw bone of a deceased man is used in magic

Note: notebook: r2.31

Note: speech event: Dictated description of a traditional means for making magic

Note: Text dictated by the primary speaker. Transcript read aloud by Andrew Moutu, Charlottesville, VA, February 2007


  1. Arnold Watiem · Primary, (M : 62) Wautogik ~ fluent Arapesh speaker, educated to grade 3
  2. Lise Dobrin · Researcher, (F : 32) ~ American linguist, born Chicago 1966. Graduate student (linguistics, University of Chicago).
  3. Andrew Moutu · Reader, (M : c 40) Wautogik ~ born in Rabaul, studied at UPNG, worked at the PNG National Museum, PhD in Anthropology from Cambridge. Speaks Arapesh well, but not fully fluent.


  1. Nugur