This paper presents two interlinearized texts in the Wotu language along with annotations and Indonesian and English translations. Both texts are personal narratives told by Stephanus Syuaib, a native speaker of Wotu. The first text is a story about an accident his grandfather experienced and his subsequent healing through visits with a crocodile, while the second concerns the author’s own religious conversion.
Indonesia; Sulawesi; Wotu language; texts; first-person narrative; totemism; individual totem; animal totem; visions; religious conversion;
Sulang Language Data and Working Papers: Language Texts
Sulawesi Language Alliance
English, Indonesian, Wotu
Table of Contents:
Introduction; Abbreviations; Orthography; Text 1: The wondrous crocodile; Text 2:Testimony; References;
Version 1 [22 May 2013] Texts and Indonesian translations originally written circa 1994; interlinearization, notes and English translation completed Spring 2012; formatted for publication May 2013.
© 2013 by Stephanus Syuaib and David Mead
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