Participant's language and where it was spoken

Flint, Elwyn Henry Participant's language and where it was spoken. (Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173)

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Creator Flint, Elwyn Henry
Title Participant's language and where it was spoken
Recording Date 1964-10-17
Place of Recording Yarrabah
Year available 2015
Contributor Elwyn Flint
Charlie Fourmile
Series Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173
Type audio/wav
Source Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173, Box 57, Tape R291, Side A, 46.266sec to 153.138sec.
Duration 106.872sec
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 Yidiny / Yidindji
Genres Culture, stories, people
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: Charlie I'm just interested in the language you speak, you know your own language, what is your own language? You know, your own language, what do you call it?
Participant: Yidiny.
Researcher: Yidiny.
Participant: Yidiny.
Researcher: Yidiny, yes.
Researcher: And where was the area where the tribe was?
Researcher: Whereabouts was your tribe? Where did you live?
Researcher: Did you always live here?
Participant: Well, all these lot what (here).
Researcher: Yes,
Participant: They had to be scattered, because their languages all divided.
Researcher: Ah, quite so, yes, yes.
Participant: Yeah, see and that's how (make thing) talk it.
Researcher: Yes,
Participant: Good.
Researcher: Good?
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: And where is your Yidiny properly? Where was it spoken, around Yarrabah or somewhere else? Near Cairns? What place?
Participant: Well Yarrabah was almost.
Participant: Fitzroy,
Researcher: Yes.
Participant: Places (unclear)
Researcher: Yes.
Participant: All these places had been...
Participant: Expected.
Researcher: Oh yes.
Participant: By the native, because the native...
Researcher: Yes.
Participant: They don't shift.
Researcher: No,
Participant: (unclear)
Researcher: Oh yes.
Researcher: Yes.
Participant: (unclear) anywhere, they done all what they could.
Researcher: Yeah.
Participant: (unclear)
Researcher: Oh yes, yes.
Participant: But still an (unclear)
Researcher: Yes.
Participant: When the mission came, (Ash) our leader,
Researcher: Yes.
Participant: He put a stop.
Researcher: Yes.
Researcher: I see, well there was- you spoke it around here alright?
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: Yes I see.
Identifier Group 291

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Created: Fri, 15 May 2015, 01:01:12 EST by Mr Andrew Martlew on behalf of School of Languages and Cultures