Translation of "why did you hit me?"

Flint, Elwyn Henry Translation of "why did you hit me?". (Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173)

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Creator Flint, Elwyn Henry
Title Translation of "why did you hit me?"
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 R299E, Side B, 367.45sec to 414.94sec.
Duration 47.49sec
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 sentence
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.
Transcript
Researcher: Why did you hit me. Somebody hit you, and you say to her, "Why did you hit me?" Why. The word for "why". What for. What for
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: (unclear) (Traditional Language)?
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: Yes
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: (Traditional Language)
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: (unclear)
Researcher: (Traditional Language)
Participant: That's right
Researcher: Now (Traditional Language) means "why", does it?
Participant: Yeah
Participant: Say, what were you,
Participant: (unclear) what you hit me for
Researcher: What for
Researcher: What for, (Traditional Language) means "hit", does it?
Participant: Yeah
Researcher: And (Traditional Language), what's (Traditional Language) mean?
Participant: (Traditional Language) mean hit
Participant: Stick
Researcher: Stick
Participant: Hit im
Researcher: Oh. What's (Traditional Language) mean?
Researcher: Me?
Participant: Me
Participant: Me
Researcher: Me
Researcher: Me, hit.
Researcher: Good, why did you hit me.
Identifier Group 299

 
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