About Sandy Cannon's language, Yidinji

Flint, Elwyn Henry About Sandy Cannon's language, Yidinji. (Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173)

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Creator Flint, Elwyn Henry
Title About Sandy Cannon's language, Yidinji
Recording Date 1963-05-29
Place of Recording Palm Island
Year available 2015
Contributor Tom Dutton
Sandy Cannon
Series Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173
Type audio/wav
Source Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173, Box 50, Tape R193E, 211.45sec to 243.87sec.
Duration 32.42sec
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 Djabugay / Tjapukai / Djabuganjdji
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: Would you like to tell us some of the words from your language?
Researcher: What's the name of your language again?
Participant: Yiddinji.
Researcher: And about how many people used to speak Yiddinji? Do you know?
Participant: Well, there's me and Jack Langdon and Harry Gordonvale, Nelson and the old chap around the casement there. About -
Researcher: What about in your tribe, say, in your father's tribe? How many people were there? Do you know?
Participant: Oh, well, it's been a lot.
Researcher: Mmm.
Participant: But most of them died away.
Researcher: Yeah.
Participant: Up there.
Researcher: I see.
Identifier Group 193

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Created: Fri, 05 Jun 2015, 13:41:37 EST by Elizabeth Alvey