Story: Words and sentences: Da, May 1880
Words and sentences: Da, May 1880
Words and sentences provided by Da in May 1880 (and added to in October 1881). The other boys have also added various explanations, corrections and notes which Lloyd has noted on the verso pages and throughout some of the text. Da has provided the names of parts of the body, details of practices and objects he encountered in his daily life, and the odd detail relating to his experiences (and capture) and his parents and relations (before he was taken away from them). Da also gives the names for parts and markings of arrows and their uses, as well as the names of other implements and weapons used by his people. Da also mentions some of the other peoples found in his country (such as the Makoba and the Damara) and some of his people's experiences with them.
1) p.10 252v: see |uma: his capture by the Makoba and his Boer masters, 2) p.10 253v: (Da, 28 October 1883) the term for 'to play', 3) p.10 256v: publication details of a book Lloyd refers to for illustrations of arrows (Wood's Natural History of Man, 1868), 4) p.10 259v: Da says that his father was marked (or cut) between his eyebrows (Da seems to have been marked in the same way), 5) This story is found in Book XIV & XIV-1
7 May (started) 1880
words and sentences (given by Da in May 1880) , vocabulary (!kun) , vocabulary (given by Da in May 1880) , Da (his personal history) , Da (his country) , Da (in Mowbray in May 1880) , Da (his capture) , Da (his parents and relations) , personal history (of Da's) , country (Da's) , country (the peoples of Da's) , Makoba (in Da's country) , Damara (in Da's country) , names (for arrows and weapons) , names (for things given by Da) , parents (Da's)
10 274-10 279, 10 282-292, 10 253-10 260