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Do any of you know cases of informants messing with linguists trying
to document their language - either by withholding some feature they
think is embarassing, or by trying to 'put on over' on the linguist
and claim that some weird feature is part of their language?

Alex cites Pirahã hiding [tB\)] (allophonic with [t]); "Everett
speculates this is because they thought he'd make fun of them for it".

What are other examples?

- Sai