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Stephen C. Levinson
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Ceremony called 'naa': paying the bride price. Boy's name: Douglas Du, son of Mboo. Bride: Mgîma, from Mtyó, nearby village. In fact, a contrary to custom marriage: not the same clan, but Douglas' clan is the same as the girl's father's clan. Near P:uupaa, village called Wêdidmyinênyedê. Camera angles various. When looking at Mt Rossel during speeches due South, then due East. Girl's father and John Wéni and Mark Nkémî are brothers, same clan (half brothers, different father); John & Mark's father is Douglas' father's uncle (MB). John and Mark play role on boy's side, in place of father (dead), even though also have rel to girl (as her FFWS). Exchange: 1390 ndapî, 520 kê (from 32 donors) Speeches veer onto other matters. Kinship relations: Douglas Du's FMB is F of John Wéni and Mark; their mother had a prior husband who's SD = Mgîma, the bride; John and Mark (her FMS) act like FBs to her. **TRS in \transcripts\cut_up\** **pics+sound good, but much overlapping speech and background noise**
Ongoing documentation project, 1995 onwards.
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Yélî Dnye is a "Papuan" language, i.e. non-Austronesian. It is an isolate - not known to be related to any other language. It is spoken only on Rossel Island.
Papua New Guinea
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