Recorded Events

Recorded Event: Cassowary woman Antonia Sengu version

Type: Narrative: Traditional

Primary Speech Variety: Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety

Secondary Speech Varieties: Tok Pisin

Date: 1998-02-22 Location: Wautogik Duration: 11:12

Description: traditional tale

Note: notebook: p.144-151

Note: this story exists in multiple versions by multiple speakers


  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. Dorote Rahiria · Secondary, (F : c 55) Wautogik ~ fluent Arapesh speaker, grade 6 education
  4. Matthew Rahiria · Secondary, (M : c 60) Wautogik ~ fluent Arapesh speaker, 2 years teacher's college, worked teaching school and as a headmaster before falling sick and retiring early


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tape 05 (B)


  1. Antonia Sengu's Cassowary Woman