Recorded Events

Recorded Event: Ehiwac

Type: Explanation/Procedure

Primary Speech Variety: Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety

Secondary Speech Varieties: Tok Pisin

Date: nd, follows 1998-09-18 in notebook Location: Wautogik Duration: 4:45

Description: How to appease marsalai spirits who make people sick

Note: Dictated description of how people interact with spirits

Note: notebook: p.102

Note: Text dictated by the primary speaker. Transcript read aloud by Andrew Moutu, Charlottesville, VA, February 2007


  1. Lise Dobrin · Researcher, (F : 32) ~ American linguist, born Chicago 1966. Graduate student (linguistics, University of Chicago).
  2. Andrew Moutu · Reader, (M : c 40) Wautogik ~ born in Rabaul, studied at UPNG, worked at the PNG National Museum, PhD in Anthropology from Cambridge. Speaks Arapesh well, but not fully fluent.
  3. Matthew Rahiria · Primary, (M : c 60) Wautogik ~ fluent Arapesh speaker, 2 years teacher's college, worked teaching school and as a headmaster before falling sick and retiring early


  1. Ehiwac