Researcher asks for translation of "butt of the spear", no translation given

Flint, Elwyn Henry Researcher asks for translation of "butt of the spear", no translation given. (Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173)

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Creator Flint, Elwyn Henry
Title Researcher asks for translation of "butt of the spear", no translation given
Recording Date 1964-10-24
Place of Recording Doomadgee
Year available 2015
Contributor Elwyn Flint
Maggie Friday
Elsie Moreland
Robert Friday
Series Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173
Type audio/wav
Source Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173, Box 57, Tape R299C, 728.194sec to 787.058sec.
Duration 58.864sec
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 Waanyi / Wanyi
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 butt of a spear, there's the point, there's the butt, there, the bottom part, the butt, the butt of a spear
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: What?
Participant: (unclear)
Participant: (unclear)
Researcher: This one here
Participant: Bottom
Participant: Bottom
Researcher: Butt, bottom part
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: What?
Participant: (unclear)
Researcher: Bottom part
Participant: The butt
Participant: (unclear)
Researcher: In your language
Participant: (unclear) right down there (unclear)
Researcher: This is the point, that's the bit that goes in,
Participant: Oh
Researcher: This is the spear. This is the, butt. What part there,
Researcher: Bottom part
Researcher: See bottom part
Participant: If you're an animal
Researcher: What?
Participant: What animal gonna get that spear
Researcher: Mm
Participant: That right down, on the bottom
Researcher: Right bottom part
Participant: That be (unclear)
Participant: No im la top, isn't it?
Participant: No (unclear) at the top
Participant: (unclear)
Participant: Down
Participant: Down the bottom
Researcher: Down the bottom
Participant: Sharp (unclear) isn't it?
Researcher: Yes
Participant: (Traditional Language) sharpening
Researcher: The bottom
Researcher: The bottom, not, not
Participant: (unclear)
Participant: (unclear)
Participant: Mm
Participant: (unclear) that's the one he wanted
Researcher: See, here, down the bottom
Researcher: See? There's the point, there's the bottom.
Participant: (unclear)
Participant: If you got no name for that, you need to tell im
Researcher: No name? Just there's no name, no
Participant: No, no name
Identifier Group 299

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