Researcher asks for translation of "palm of the hand", participant gives same word as for the whole hand

Flint, Elwyn Henry Researcher asks for translation of "palm of the hand", participant gives same word as for the whole hand. (Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173)

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Creator Flint, Elwyn Henry
Title Researcher asks for translation of "palm of the hand", participant gives same word as for the whole hand
Recording Date 1964-10-30
Place of Recording Burketown
Year available 2015
Contributor Elwyn Flint
Elsie Harrison
Series Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173
Type audio/wav
Source Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173, Box 57, Tape R302, Side A, 1241.18sec to 1279.561sec.
Duration 38.381sec
Language eng
Rights Please contact the Fryer Library, The University of Queensland Library to inquire about this work.
License Creative Commons Attribution noncommercial no derivatives

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Subject Yanyuwa / Yanuwa / Yanyula
Genres Traditional language word
Abstract/Summary This collection comprises written documents and recordings collected by Elwyn Flint, mostly as part of his long term research project in the 1960s, known as the Queensland Speech Survey. The survey includes recordings of Indigenous Languages spoken by Aboriginal people all over the state and those spoken in the Torres Strait Islands. It remains the largest and broadest collection of languages spoken in Queensland in the 20th century.
Keyword Aboriginal Australians -- Languages
Queensland Speech Survey
English Language -- Dialects – Australia
Advisory Statement Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander material and information accessed on this site may be culturally sensitive for some individuals and communities. The University of Queensland has approval from traditional owners and/or descendants of the people who participated in Elwyn Flint’s Queensland Speech Survey in the 1960s.
Acknowledgements This project is supported by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS). ANDS is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Program.
Researcher: The palm of the hand, just this part of the hand. The palm of the hand.
Researcher: Any special word for this?
Researcher: There, just that hollow part there.
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: Yeah, well, you've given me, you've given me elbow.
Researcher: You've given me (Traditional Language) for hand, the whole of the hand.
Participant: Mm.
Researcher: Well, this is also (Traditional Language)?
Participant: No.
Researcher: No- what?
Participant: Nuh.
Researcher: Well what is this then?
Participant: I don't know.
Researcher: No word, no.
Researcher: No, probably in your language there isn't a word, special word. We have a special word palm, but -
Researcher: Palm, palm, palm, palm, palm.
Identifier Group 302

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Created: Thu, 14 May 2015, 22:07:34 EST by Mr Andrew Martlew on behalf of School of Languages and Cultures