Series SILAU - Solomon Islands - North East Malaita and East Coast of Mamrasike Island

Date Range1929 - 1950s, last record is late 1950s
Quantity0.52 cm, 3 items
ProvenanceCapell, Arthur

This series contains material from north east Malaita Island and the east coast of Mamrasike Island, concentrating on the Lau language. It includes a printed paper on the grammar of Lau by W.G. Ivens (annotated by Capell), an alphabetical English-Lau comparative vocabulary list compiled by Capell, and a typed and annotated comparative vocabulary list (Sawane-English).

Malaita Province is one of the largest provinces of the Solomon Islands. It is named for its largest island, Malaita. Other islands include South Malaita Island, Sikaiana Island and Ontong Java Island (alternately Lord Howe Island). The provincial capital and largest urban center is Auki, located on Malaita. The estimated population of the province (as of 1997) is 142,000. The area of the province in 4,225kmē.

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AC2-SILAU101 A grammar of the Lau language, north east coast of Big Maki, Solomon Islands.
Lau, Solomon Islands, North East Malaita & East Coast of Mamrasike I.
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Typescript, some annotations by Capell. By W.G. Ivens. Reprinted from Bull. SOS, London Institution, V (II).

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-SILAU101
Date range 1929    Quantity 0.11 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier SILAU101 Series SILAU
AC2-SILAU102 In Where Is It? Index book.
Lau, Solomon Islands, North East Malaita & East Coast of Mamrasike I.
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Manuscript. Alphabetically tagged. Compiled by A. Capell (autograph inside front cover). Pen and ink inscriptions.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-SILAU102
Date range 10 May 1929    Quantity 0.36 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier SILAU102 Series SILAU
AC2-SILAU103 Sawane language, North Malaita.
Lau, Solomon Islands, North East Malaita & East Coast of Mamrasike I.
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Typescript/manuscript. By Shemuel Kakoma and Shemuel R. Siama. Standard basic and special vocabularies, relationship terms, sentences, verbs etc. Marked by Capell as Suafa (Suaba) in the northern Lau speaking area. However, this perhaps might refer to the southern Lau speech on Maramasike (Little Mala) Island, just to the east of the Sa'a language area.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-SILAU103
Date range no date (late 1950s)    Quantity 0.05 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier SILAU103 Series SILAU

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