Recorded Events

Recorded Event: Hornbill and cassowary

Type: Elicitation, Narrative: Traditional, Translation of own Talk

Primary Speech Variety: Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety

Secondary Speech Varieties: Tok Pisin

Date: 1998-04-26 Location: Wautogik Duration: 6:05

Description: 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.

Note: notebook: p.122-123

Note: notes: the labels on tape covers 9 and 10 are mixed up; see cover 10 for info on this recording


  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).


Cassette cover scan (click to enlarge)

tape 09 (B)


  1. Hornbill and Cassowary