OLAC Record

Title:Taka kunma ‘Possum’s tail’
Access Rights:Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Bibliographic Citation:Darja Hoenigman (collector), Daglas Kondomap (performer), 2018. Taka kunma ‘Possum’s tail’. TIFF/JPEG/MP4/MXF. DKH01-046_taka_kunma at catalog.paradisec.org.au. https://dx.doi.org/10.26278/3N5Y-SN57
Contributor (compiler):Darja Hoenigman
Contributor (performer):Daglas Kondomap
Coverage (Box):northlimit=-4.16134; southlimit=-5.27824; westlimit=143.02; eastlimit=144.191
Coverage (ISO3166):PG
Date (W3CDTF):2018-08-16
Date Created (W3CDTF):2018-08-16
Description:Taka (Spilocuscus maculatus) is one of the many types of possums on Awaikay land, collectively called pawia meŋgea ‘the red meat’. Taka is a smaller white possum. Some Awiakay call this figure taka tisay ‘possum’s anal glands’, others taka kunma ‘possum’s tail’, which wriggles away as the string figure-maker pulls the final figure. It is possible that this figure used to be connected with another one (or had another part to it) which would be associated with possum’s anal gland, but that with time that one became forgotten. All adult possums have a specific odour, which they produce in their anal glands. While some people are disgusted by it, they say that in the past the big men would collect the matter produced in possum’s glands and smear their skin with it. Images: 02: taka kunma ‘possum’s tail’, final design 03: possum’s tail loosening 04: taka tenja ‘young white possum’ (Spilocuscus maculatus) . Language as given: Awiakay
Format:Digitised: no Media: audiovisual recording
Identifier (URI):http://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/DKH01/046_taka_kunma
Language:Tok Pisin
Language (ISO639):tpi
Rights:Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Subject (OLAC):language_documentation
Table Of Contents (URI):http://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/DKH01/046_taka_kunma/DKH01-046_taka_kunma-02.tif
Type (DCMI):MovingImage


Archive:  Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC)
Description:  http://www.language-archives.org/archive/paradisec.org.au
GetRecord:  OAI-PMH request for OLAC format
GetRecord:  Pre-generated XML file

OAI Info

OaiIdentifier:  oai:paradisec.org.au:DKH01-046_taka_kunma
DateStamp:  2022-06-22
GetRecord:  OAI-PMH request for simple DC format

Search Info

Citation: Darja Hoenigman (compiler); Daglas Kondomap (performer). 2018. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC).
Terms: area_Pacific country_PG dcmi_MovingImage iso639_tpi olac_language_documentation

Up-to-date as of: Tue Nov 8 11:52:52 EST 2022