Documentation of Walman


Documentation of Walman

Language: Walman
Depositor: Matthew Dryer, Lea Brown
Location: Papua New Guinea
Deposit Id: 0025
ELDP Id: MDP0038
Level: Deposit


Summary of deposit
This deposit will be result of field research on the languages in Sandaun Province in Papua New Guinea, resulting in a detailed grammatical description and dictionary of Walman. The data was collected by Matthew Dryer and Lea Brown between 2002 and 2007.

Group represented
Walman

Language information
Walman (Valman, Ethnologue Code VAN)

Special characteristics
Walman is a Papuan language from the Torricelli family spoken on the north coast of Papua New Guinea, where there has been close contact and frequent fighting with Austronesian groups for at least two centuries. Austronesian influence on vocabulary is recognizable in some cases, yet there has been no influence on the syntax of the language which, like other Torricelli languages and unlike most other non-Austronesian languages, is SVO. An unusual phonetic features is a prevalence of extensive consonant clusters.

Deposit contents
The deposit comprises audio files and transcriptions, some video files with transcription of the audio compnent, a draft dictionary and grammar, as well as copies of the depositors' fieldnotes. Genres include narration, conversation, and elicitation from various speakers of phonetic features of importance in the language as well as words containing unusual phonetic features, and readings by one consultant of sentences he had written to illustrate words from the dictionary. Also included are pdf copies of 56 texts collected by missionary Father August Becker and his local assistant in the early part of the twentieth century, with original German translations, and retranscriptions into the modern Walman orthography with translations into English.

Deposit history
One of the documents contains new transcriptions and new translations of texts originally collected by Father August Becker between 1907 and 1934 and published in: Becker, August, S.V.D. 1971. Erzählungen der Valman von der Nordküste Neuguineas. Anthropos 66. 1-51, 397-443, 779-816.

Acknowledgement

The data was collected by Matthew Dryer and Lea Brown between 2002 and 2007



Status

Curated
Resources online and curated

Depositor

Matthew Dryer
Affiliation: University at Buffalo
Lea Brown
Affiliation: University at Buffalo

Deposit Statistics

Data from 2017 March 23 to 2017 March 23
Deposit hits:41
Downloaded files:
U 12
Total:12


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Deposit title: Documentation of Walman

This is an audio recording of Anna Olon talking about what happens when women give birth.

Recorded on: 2015-05-21




Deposit title: Documentation of Walman

This is a collection of texts written down by a missionary 100 years ago, and their translations into English.

Recorded on: 2017-03-09




Deposit title: Documentation of Walman

This is an audio recording of Dismas Potul pronouncing words which begin with consonant clusters

Recorded on: 2015-05-20




Deposit title: Documentation of Walman

This is a recording of Dismas Potul pronouncing words that begin with consonant clusters.

Recorded on: 2015-05-20




Deposit title: Documentation of Walman

This is an audio recording of Dismas Potul pronouncing words which begin with consonant clusters

Recorded on: 2015-05-20




Deposit title: Documentation of Walman

This is an audio recording of Dismas Potul pronouncing words which begin with consonant clusters

Recorded on: 2015-05-20




Deposit title: Documentation of Walman

This is an audio recording of Dismas Porul pronouncing words which begin with consonant clusters

Recorded on: 2015-05-20




Deposit title: Documentation of Walman

This is an audio recording of Dismas Potul pronouncing words which begin with consonant clusters

Recorded on: 2015-05-20




Deposit title: Documentation of Walman

This is an audio recording of Dismas Potul pronouncing words which begin with consonant clusters

Recorded on: 2015-05-20




Deposit title: Documentation of Walman

This is an audio recording of Dismas Potul pronouncing words which begin with consonant clusters

Recorded on: 2015-05-20