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Story of the ancient canoe from Hakau'i -- story_canoe -- The documentation of the Marquesan languages and culture in French Polynesia
Title:
Story of the ancient canoe from Hakau'i -- story_canoe -- The documentation of the Marquesan languages and culture in French Polynesia
ID:
MQ
Online:
No
Archive:
Contributor:
Tau (consultant)
Publisher:
Gaby Cablitz (Netherlands), Edgar Tetahiotupa (Tahiti)
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics; Centre Territorial de Recherche et de Documentation Pédagogiques (CTRDP); Académie marquisienne (Tuhuna 'Eo Enata)
Description:
The project documents several different aspects of the Marquesan culture (legends, narratives, food preparation, plant medicine, fishing techniques, Marquesan trick languages, songs, dances etc.)
In this session the consultant narrates a little anecdote about the ancient canoe of Hakau'i also referring to the strength of the former Marquesan people. According to this anecdote Marquesan people were so strong that they could go back and forth to Ua Huka, a neighboring island of Nuku Hiva, before a breadfruit is cooked on the fire.
There were no other people present during the recording.
TB grew up on Nuku Hiva, but have been living on 'Ua Pou since she turned 17. TB is a fluent bilingual often engaging in French-Marquesan code-switching. In cultural indigenous matters TB was well educated by her father who was born in 1901 and who was very knowledgable about old Marquesan customs, songs, stories etc..
Tau only knows little French. He lives in Hakau'i where there is no electricity, in a small community of around 10 people. Tau used to work for the parish before his retirement.
GC is responsable for the Marquesan DOBES project and does all the data collection, data processing and annotation.
Subject language:
North Marquesan
French
Language family:
Eastern Malayo-Polynesian
Indo-European
Austronesian
Italic
Romance
Malayo-Polynesian
Other coverage:
French Polynesia
Other format:
audio/x-wav
video/x-mpeg1
DV
Other subject:
Discourse
Narrative
Marquesan, North
French
Other type:
audio
video
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Archive: The Language Archive at the MPI for Psycholinguistics
Online: No
Subject language: French
Subject language: North Marquesan
Language family: Austronesian
Language family: Eastern Malayo-Polynesian
Language family: Indo-European
Language family: Italic
Language family: Malayo-Polynesian
Geographic region: Europe
Geographic region: Pacific
Contributor: GC
Contributor: TB
Contributor: Tau
Publisher: Gaby Cablitz (Netherlands), Edgar Tetahiotupa (Tahiti)
Publisher: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics; Centre Territorial de Recherche et de Documentation Pédagogiques (CTRDP); Académie marquisienne (Tuhuna 'Eo Enata)
Title: Story of the ancient canoe from Hakau'i -- story_canoe -- The documentation of the Marquesan languages and culture in French Polynesia
Other coverage: French Polynesia
Other format: DV
Other format: audio/x-wav
Other format: video/x-mpeg1
Other subject: Discourse
Other subject: French
Other subject: Marquesan, North
Other subject: Narrative
Other type: audio
Other type: video