A comprehensive documentation of Bine - a language of Southern New Guinea


A comprehensive documentation of Bine - a language of Southern New Guinea

Language: Bine (ISO639-3:bon)
Depositor: Christian Döhler
Location: Papua New Guinea
Deposit Id: 0471
Grant id: IPF0265
Funding body: ELDP
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit
Bine is an underdescribed language of Southern New Guinea spoken by around 2000 speakers. It belongs to the Eastern Trans-Fly languages, itself largely undocumented.This project provides the first comprehensive documentation of Bine. Specific outcomes of the project are a multipurpose collection of audio-visual recordings, a corpus of 8 hours of transcribed and translated text, a dictionary of 1,500 entries, a grammar sketch of the language, and a series of subtitled short films. The data acquired will be useful to linguists working in comparative linguistics, language description, and typology. Materials will also be created for Bine speakers to preserve their language and teach it to others.

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Collection online
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Depositor

Christian Döhler
Affiliation: Universität zu Köln

Deposit Statistics

Data from 2019 March 24 to 2019 March 24
Deposit hits:1
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Wipene Tareu tells the story how her daughter was injured. Her daughter fell from a tree and poked a branch through her shoulder. They rushed her to Mabudauan and took her across to Saibai. She was then taken to the hospital in Thursday Island. bon20180213_02_TrH and bon20180213_02_TrLR are recorded from the ZOOM H5. I turned on the recording too late. The audio starts about 4min into the story. The whole audio can be extracted from the video file bon20180213_02 recording equipment: CANON XA30 + Rode Videomic (.mp4), ZOOM H5 internal mic (_TrLR.wav), AKG headmounted mic (_TrH.wav), Sennheiser lapel mic (_TrS.wav), CANON Powershot G12 (.jpg)

Recorded on: 2018-02-13




Toro Diri tells the story about the two brothers adima and sadima. They went hunting and fishing together. One of them finds a swamp spirit on his fish hook which starts chasing him. recording equipment: CANON XA30 + Rode Videomic (.mp4), ZOOM H5 internal mic (_TrLR.wav), AKG headmounted mic (_TrH.wav), Sennheiser lapel mic (_TrS.wav), CANON Powershot G12 (.jpg)

Recorded on: 2108-02-03

Keywords: Bine - English - Literature - Toro Diri



Side Gugu is telling an ancestor story. It mostly involves describing the places and areas where the ancestor had travelled, what he brought and what he planted. 02 is a short discussion about clans. In 03 he is highlighting the connection to the coastal village Sigabadu. At the end of 01 there is short discussion. The story is summarised by Gugu Biange and Solomon Girisa. Side Gugu is blind. recording equipment: CANON XA30 + Rode Videomic (.mp4), ZOOM H5 internal mic (_TrLR.wav), AKG headmounted mic (_TrH.wav), Sennheiser lapel mic (_TrS.wav), CANON Powershot G12 (.jpg)

Recorded on: 2018-01-24




Oni Peai tells a story about her father's ancestors. Her father, Peai Gidra, is sitting next to her. At the end, her brother, Sawi Peai, summarises the story in English. recorded at Peai's house in Irukupi. recording equipment: CANON XA30 + Rode Videomic (.mp4), ZOOM H5 internal mic (_TrLR.wav), AKG headmounted mic (_TrH.wav), Sennheiser lapel mic (_TrS.wav), CANON Powershot G12 (.jpg)

Recorded on: 2018-01-22




This is a recording of a publice announcement by the village chairman Ronald Gidra. He announces in the evening the plans for the night and the following day. recording equipment: ZOOM H1N internal mic (_H1n.wav)announceme

Recorded on: 2018-12-31




This is a recording of an evening announcement by the village magistrate about the preparations for the New Year's celebrations. recording equipment: ZOOM H1N internal mic (_H1N.wav)

Recorded on: 2018-12-30




This is a recording of a public announcement in the village by chairman Ronald Gidra. He announces early in the morning the plans for the day. recording equipment: ZOOM H1N internal mic (_H1n.wav)

Recorded on: 2018-12-31




Three weeks prior a man from Irukupi had passed away in Daru. His death was announced in the village. The body was put into the morgue in Daru for almost 6 weeks. The family waited until, the two sons and the brother of the man had come. They work and live in Port Moresby and Mt. Hagen. I walked to the canoe place with many other people to wait for the boat. We sat around and we were joking. The first video begins once we heard the boats coming up the river. bon20180210_01, bon20180210_02, bon20180210_03 are recorded at the canoe place bon20180210_04, bon20180210_05 are recorded on the way back to Irukupi, there was strong rain during the last bit bon20180210_06, bon20180210_07, bon20180210_08, bon20180210_09 are recorded at Irukupi villages The last set of files includes the mourning and wailing at the house. The coffin was place underneath the tin roof and the immediate family surrounded the coffin. recording equipment: CANON XA30 + Rode Videomic (.mp4), ZOOM H5 internal mic (_TrLR.wav), AKG headmounted mic (_TrH.wav), Sennheiser lapel mic (_TrS.wav), CANON Powershot G12 (.jpg)

Recorded on: 2018-02-10




This is an observational recording in Irukupi. During the previous week a woman, Murke (ca. 40 years old), has passed away in Daru. She probably died of TB. The body stayed in Daru for several days and was brought by boat to Irukupi. The recording shows the arrival of the body in the village. recording equipment: CANON XA30 + Rode Videomic (.mp4)

Recorded on: 2019-01-21

Keywords: Bine - English - Observational



This is a recording of a stimulus task on aspect. The stimulus task consists of a number of video snippets. It was created by Kate Lindsey with people of Limol village who act out scenes that target collective vs. individual actions by one or more people. This recording session consists of showing a subsets of videos to Solomon Girisa and asking him to describe the scene. recording equipment: internal microphone of a Macbook Air, recorded with Audacity

Recorded on: 2019-01-12