Monthly Archives: December 2004

Snowy New Hampshire

  I am in a much different spot now than I was two weeks ago – today's air travel enables anyone to change seasons, topography, and culture in a few hours. What would my ancestors have thought of today's technology? Two … Continue reading

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Article about Yap in the Denver Post

I met a number of people while on Yap – one of them was the outgoing Assistant Attorney General Joe Sinisi. Joe's a great guy – below is an article he wrote about Yap in the Denver Post on Thursday … Continue reading

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Back home, Laura Nyro, and Reflections

My flight from Yap to Guam, and later Honolulu was comfortable – even though I was up at 0600 on Saturday morning (Yap time) and didn't get to sleep until Sunday night (Yap time) though back in Honolulu, all in … Continue reading

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My Last Working Day on Yap

The time is growing near for my return to Honolulu. I leave Sunday morning at 0315 Yap time, and arrive in Honolulu at 1800 Saturday night – so much for Hermione's time turner! I thought I had escaped the rats, … Continue reading

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A View from Bechiyal to Rumung, and a mysterious fire

A quick post – this is a picture of me on the beach at Bechiyal (the furthest north part of Yap) with the Isle of Rumung in the background. This was the first time since my arrival that I left … Continue reading

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The observer, the observed, and the record

I have been on Yap for 26 days. It seems like a long time, and yet, it also feels like I just got here. It takes time to adjust to a new place, and I am now feeling a sort … Continue reading

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Tracking down the elusive phoneme

Is it a /g/ or is it a /k/? One of my objectives on this trip is to collect a clean phonemic inventory of Satawalese – the sounds that Satawalese speakers use everyday in their language. Other scholars who have … Continue reading

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