Documentation and Description of Kove


Documentation and Description of Kove

Language: Kove (ISO639-3:kvc)
Depositor: Hiroko Sato
Location: Papua New Guinea
Deposit Id: 0246
ELDP Id: SG0053
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit

This project focuses on documenting Kove (IS0639-3:kvc), spoken in Papua New Guinea. According to the 2007 National Census, about 8,000 people live in Kove in Northeastern New Guinea (5°32'S 149°14'E). However, this number does not reflect the true number of Kove speakers because community members are rapidly losing language competence due to modernization, educational developments, and social interactions. Most fluent speakers are over 50.

This collection will consist of a corpus of Kove, and a grammar and a small dictionary that may serve as the basis for educational materials.



Language information
Kove is spoken in Papua New Guinea. According to the 2007 National Census, about 8000 people live in Kove in Northeastern New Guinea. However, this number does not reflect the true number of Kove speakers because community members are rapidly losing language competence due to modernization, educational developments, and social interactions. Most fluent speakers are over 50.

Status

Curated
Resources online and curated

Depositor

Hiroko Sato
Affiliation: University of Hawaii

Deposit Statistics

Data from 2017 December 14 to 2017 December 14
Deposit hits:1
Downloaded files
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This is a story of a trip to Kove. In this story, Luke Mara and some others went to a place called Kove and sold their dog to people from Aria.

Recorded on: 2010-12-22




Robert Kamo talks about a myth of Apamumu

Recorded on: 2016-11-16




This is a recording of some body part terms of Aria language.

Recorded on: 2016-11-16

Keywords: Mouk-Aria - Wordlist - N/A



In this recording, John Tangea talks about how aulu (spirit masks) were brought to Kove.

Recorded on: 2016-11-16




John Enos talks about a myth of crocodiles.

Recorded on: 2016-11-16

Keywords: Kove - Narrative - John Enos



These are recordings of basic vocabulary.

Recorded on: 2011-05-23




This video clip shows how to make a traditional basket.

Recorded on: 2010-11-05




This is a story about how a bird brings fire that people use nowadays.

Recorded on: 2010-11-28




This is a story of two birds and a snake. Two birds try to kill a snake which kills people.

Recorded on: 2010-12-21




These are recordings of a bride price ceremony.

Recorded on: 2010-12-15