OLAC Language Resource Catalog

Navigation Aids

OLAC Language Resource Catalog
Search for language resources
 

Main Content

Sisma Andrew: Walk through the Echang Cemetery -- Walk-through-the-Echang-Cemetery -- Ramari Hatohobei
Title:
Sisma Andrew: Walk through the Echang Cemetery -- Walk-through-the-Echang-Cemetery -- Ramari Hatohobei
ID:
https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI849464%23
SG0242
Online:
Yes
Archive:
Contributor:
Barbara W Black (recorder)
Barbara W Black (photographer)
Publisher:
Peter Black
Friends of Tobi Island
Description:
This recording was made at the Southwest Island community’s cemetery in Echang, Ngerekebesang Island, Koror, PW. Sisma Andrew took Barbara W. Black and Peter W. Black to the cemetery for a walk around. The recording begins as we walk up the final part of the hill to the cemetery. Sisma was asked to speak in Tobian and does so although her speech is interspersed with English. Peter W. Black occasionally converses with Sisma in Tobian. Their conversation is mostly about the dead and where (here in this cemetery, or at the Mission in Koror, or on Tobi) they are buried. They talk about which people are buried in the same grave. They also talk about the gardens of the Southwest Island women which used to be in this area. This recording is very choppy and the audio is terrible; it was made with the Sony video camera handheld. The best way to listen is to watch the individual original MTS files. A more complete discussion of this session is included here at tb20-04063-faa-2014-05-21.pdf. A photograph of Sisma Andrew and Peter W. Black in the cemetery is included here as tb20-03974-faa-2014-05-21.jpg. Photograph by Barbara W. Black. Recorded: 2014-05-21.
Documenting Ramari Hatohobei (literally the Tobian language of Tobi), a severely endangered Micronesian language. Tobi is one of the Southwest Islands of the Republic of Palau, a Micronesian nation in the western Pacific. Severely endangered, Tobian is currently spoken by approximately 150 people. Tobian and the dialects of Sonsorol, Merir, and Pulo Anna, the other three Southwest Islands, are closely related to the languages spoken in the outer islands of Yap and Chuuk.
Born: Rome NY US Resides in: Hawaii US
Born: Tobi Resides in: Echang, Koror
Born: Chicago IL US Resides in: Hawaii US
Subject language:
Tobian
Language family:
Eastern Malayo-Polynesian
Austronesian
Malayo-Polynesian
Other coverage:
Palau
Other date:
2014-05-21
Other format:
video/avchd
image/jpeg
video/mp4
audio/x-wav
text/x-eaf+xml
text/x-pfsx+xml
application/pdf
Other subject:
Description
Tobian
Other type:
Video
Image
Audio
Complete OLAC record:
Link for this page:

Find Related Information:

Archive: Endangered Languages Archive
Online: Yes
Subject language: Tobian
Language family: Austronesian
Language family: Eastern Malayo-Polynesian
Language family: Malayo-Polynesian
Geographic region: Pacific
Contributor: Barbara W Black
Contributor: Felicisma Andrew (Ngiralbong)
Contributor: Peter W Black
Publisher: Friends of Tobi Island
Publisher: Peter Black
Title: Sisma Andrew: Walk through the Echang Cemetery -- Walk-through-the-Echang-Cemetery -- Ramari Hatohobei
Other coverage: Palau
Other date: 2014-05-21
Other format: application/pdf
Other format: audio/x-wav
Other format: image/jpeg
Other format: text/x-eaf+xml
Other format: text/x-pfsx+xml
Other subject: Description
Other subject: Tobian
Other type: Audio
Other type: Image
Other type: Video