Recorded Events

Recorded Event: Arəpec cagək

Type: Explanation/Procedure

Primary Speech Variety: Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety

Secondary Speech Varieties: Tok Pisin

Date: 1998-11-08 Location: Wautogik and Charlottesville Duration: 7:56

Description: When people die

Note: Another description of these customs is relayed by Arnold Watiem in g.1-7

Note: notebook: seb2.12-14

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


  1. Pita Kwainger · Primary, (M : c 75) Wautogik ~ fluent Arapesh speaker
  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. When a Person Dies (Peter Kwainger)