[Mihalic] Re: singsing kaur
markeby at azbri.com
Tue Jan 31 15:03:02 EST 2006
Actually, I had quickly referred to google myself so I was referring
to the Solomon Islands - my mistake.
My only point being that Singsing Kaur may cross language boundaries
and have achieved a Tok Pisin name that probably originated with one
of the local languages, although I don't which one.
On Jan 30, 2006, at 7:50 PM, Stuart Robinson wrote:
> Hi, Mark. Thanks for the info. What do you mean by "the Solomons"? I
> assume you mean "North Solomons Province", in which case I think your
> number is a bit inflated. An SIL survey during the sixties and all
> subsequent work points towards a more modest figure of about 30.
>> I did a survey of regional performance styles in the '90s and the
>> specific name of the dance will always be localized. Just out of
>> curiosity, I checked my notes and I have "Kaur" listed as being the
>> name of that style of dance, as well as being the name of the
>> panpipes that are used in the dance that revolves in a circle while a
>> great cacophony is created with a whole assortment of panpipes and
>> wooden trumpets. The performers were from the Dama Osi area of
>> Central Bouganville. They also had names for each instrument in their
>> own language including panpipes which they called "kovi", so I did
>> make a note that "kaur" appeared to have become a Tok Pisin word in
>> the Solomons. The Solomons, amazingly, have over 60 local languages,.
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