That was the reason given for not recording a conversation about what we did on camp last week (I’ve got two Bardi speakers in the same place at the moment!). But since we’ve already got more than 100 hours of tape and 20 mins or so is neither here nor there, it was fine to record.
So … I’ve got real Bardi conversation on tape! It’s really good – much harder to understand than narratives. My brain is addled anyway at this stage of the trip (I’m really looking forward to the weekend for some consolidation and stock-taking time).
The reason for particular addling is that I have two fluent Bardi speakers who like each other and who haven’t seen each other for a few months, and are keen to talk. We’ve been working 4 or 5 hours a day for the last 4 days. I normally only spend 2 or so hours with speakers so things are happening fast.
Time for a wildlife update, too. Many baby snakes of different varieties (must be up to 10 at least tokens now), one turtle, and more birds than you could poke a stick at.