Plants & animals
jacka at oregon.uoregon.edu
Sun Sep 30 08:20:02 EST 2001
I showed a guy in the highlands a picture of a dolphin and he said that all
the nambis people called them poroman pis because they reputedly saved
At 03:25 PM 9/28/2001 -0700, Thomas H. Slone wrote:
>Here's an example of someone using "bonbon":
>"Na tu sapos yu go long Rip Aillwo bai yu lukim ol gras na tu ol bonbon o
>bulmakau i pulap moa moa yet."
>This is from a Stori Tumbuna from Pililo in West New Britain Province in
>1973. Perhaps they meant "bonon"? There aren't any other instances of
>this word in the Stori Tumbuna.
>>These are promising lists, but ...
>>Our old friend the "March Fly" is under blu lang casting doubt on the trail
>>ambusa (dolphin) + bonon (dugong) - I have quizzed people at length over
>>what dolphins and dugongs were in TP, even when actually out at sea looking
>>at dolphins, but no luck. Who has heard these today?
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