Recorded Events

Recorded Event: The story of the war

Type: Narrative: Contemporary Events

Primary Speech Variety: Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety

Secondary Speech Varieties: Tok Pisin

Date: circa 1999-02 Location: Wautogik Duration: 75:00

Description: The speaker recalling her experiences during and after WWII

Note: An important turning point in the village's history. Continues on Clemen Hayin's History of Waut.

Note: notebooks: b2.8-20, b2.20-35, b2.35-48


  1. Lise Dobrin · Researcher, (F : 32) ~ American linguist, born Chicago 1966. Graduate student (linguistics, University of Chicago).
  2. Antonia Sengu · Primary, (F : c 66) Wautogik ~ fluent Arapesh speaker, no formal education
  3. Otto Sengu · Secondary, (M : c 78) Wautogik ~ fluent Arapesh speaker


Cassette cover scan (click to enlarge)

tape 01 (A and B)


  1. The Story of the War - Part 2a
  2. The Story of the War - Part 1 (click to view)
  3. The Story of the War - Part 2b