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Australian Aboriginal Languages

Postby Eyéri_akia_Turey » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:33 pm

Hello, everyone! Other than my interest in Native American Languages, I am also fond of Australian Aboriginals and their languages. I would like to see if there is any others out there who share this interest. :D

Here is a Swadesh list for the Amarag language which only has 1 remaining speaker:
all: yadbayuwulu
ankle: waːḷ
arm: galaɲun
arm: widu
ashes: ruga
back: argangu
back: argan̪gu
bark: wulgulga
belly: aḍigu
belly: aḍigu
big: wadagubbagim
bird: burgaburga
bite: -golu
bitter: iwaragamain
black: maŋaṛar
blood: maniŋul
blood: maniŋul
blow: amaruguɟu
blow: arargmanuŋgu
bone: igada
bone: igada
boy: gonururg
boy: gwaranɟi
branch: widu aḷir
breathe: aŋag
breathe: aŋuburguŋag
brother: walagubanu
brother: yaŋai widbada
burn: amanɟalgu
burn: amaruganga lu
burn: umoɣuː
butterfly: inalindali
cheek: imurgu
chest: ŋaldamaru
child: yinan̪
cloud: wurunɟul
cold: alewug
come: aburugan
correct: barbar
crocodile: biribiri
crocodile: maɟalelo
cut: anɟuwulu
dark: naŋud\
daughter: reŋei
day: yirggia
die: abildadgaḷu
die: anɟaliguwura
die: waiyunan
dig: wiɟa wanaŋgaḷu
dirty: maŋarar
dog: nagi
drink: amanɟaṛagaṛag
dry: wawunalggan
earth: warbbar
ear: wiaid
eat: anɟu
egg: iḷḍadu
egg: malgarga
elbow: waːḷ
emu: ganguɹ̣g
emu: gaṇgurg
eye: imunbu
eye: irmanɟa
eye: waliwu
eye: waliwu
face: wiːl
fall: waːbilu
father: arabai
fat (n.): murgaid\
fear: almara ŋaiyunan
fear: almaraŋra
feather: imadiyag
few: midbala
fight: wariayaggin
finger: imaṛa
finger: wiaŋa
fire: guɟali
fire: guɟäli
fish: algaid\
fly (n.): mulgulg
fly (n.): muḷguḷg
fly (v.): amareiman
fog: rurnun
foot: wiaŋa
forehead: wili
forest: arabia
full: amanɟinbun
full: mambal
girl: waralg
give: amabu
good: gulɟag
grass: wuɟai
green: guŋan̪
hair: irmanɟa
hand: imaṛa
head: iwuʎa
head: iwulya
hear: aligi
hear: aligi
heart: mugamuga
heavy: iwiɟag
he/she: wanɟag
he/she: wi-
hit: amanbaḷu
hold: amarigaḷu
hole: gaḷdurgaḷdur
house: almar
hunt: amunmiälgun
husband: mariŋbalu
I: ŋa-
I: ŋaiu
I: ŋaiuwa
kangaroo: malaiyuwar
kangaroo: malaiyuwar
kill: ambaḷu
knee: imiri
know: ŋambaligun
lake: wuṛalwuṛ
laugh: anaṛḍagun
leaf: malder
left: yaɟad
leg: aɟidbu
lie: anɟu
lightning: ŋungarba
lip: abuyaṛa
live: anuraggagaṛa
liver: galŋgid\
long: maluwar
long: wildäṛan
louse: ŋurgu
man: awuḷaḷu
man: awuḷaḷu
meat: ɟiradad
meat: ɟiradad
moon: gurana
moon: gurana
morning: waiɟbalg
morning: waid\baḷgadu
mosquito: muɲa
mother: aḷuma
mountain: malue
mountain: walaŋada
mountain: walaŋada mabo
mouth: wiiŋara
mouth: wiiŋara
name: anuwuŋid\bu
nape: wiḷig
navel: iwanduṛiɟ
near: alwagi
neck: wiḷig
new: wuranag
not: aḷḍau
old: gamumu
old: guraiyawu
old: nulgu
one: yabaran
other: aralaid
person: awaḷaḷu
play: abamaldaba
rain: yidar
rat: wuldara
red: maniŋulmibin
right: maːṛuid\
ripe: wiraid\
river: aruid\
river: aruid\
road: adamuŋgun
root: weːḷi
rope: malɟamuru
rotten: guŋug
round: wulaid\guŋ
rub: ŋaŋanɟawan
sand: yirmbaṛ
say: -ŋanga
scratch: amininɟir
sea: maŋguwil
see: aṛagambu
seed: waliwu
sharp: ŋarainɟal
short: imbugar
shoulder: imuŋu
sing: aŋulda
sister: aiɟaman
sister: yalgumu
sit: anani
skin: amanɟulu wiŋiri
skin: wiŋiri
sky: warrag
sleep: ganuru ŋurid\
small: miḍbalda
smell: awiɟun
smoke: gunan̪
smoke: guŋan̪
smooth: waraid\baran̪
snake: ŋambid\
son: bidbalda
son: maragareg
stand: analami
star: maribiwi
star: nuŋgarbar
stone: walaŋada
stone: walaŋade
straight: yaɟad
suck: anuwiyawanbu
sun: maɲiɟ
sun: maɲid\
sweet: maŋgu
swim: aniɟbun
tail: wiälgu
take: amarmagwami
take: aralabu
there: gamani
they: wiru-
they: yirimbag
thigh: yuwana
think: waraidbaragaḷu
thou: ŋu-
thou: ŋurawa
thou: wamba
three: alaburug
throat: imaŋa
throw: amargudbi
today: gai\irg
tomorrow: aŋaɟunuid\
tongue: wiŋaril
tongue: wiŋaril
tooth: wiŋinɟäl
tree: aḷir
two: ilibulug
walk: amaṛa
walk: amaṛa mandaiɟu
walk: amara maŋawara
warm: alambarag
wash: amanbiri
wash: anbilgin
water: aḍawid
water: aḍawud
water: aḍaːwud
weep: aŋaṛid\bin
we: ŋarawa
we: ŋuruŋu-
what: iŋamaiɟa
when: mangaiɟu
where: iŋgia
white: milibin
who: yigu
wind: manuŋga
wing: iḷḍadu
woman: waralg
woman: wuraidbaru
woman: wuraid\baru
wood: guɟäli
yellow: yiliḷg
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Re: Australian Aboriginal Languages

Postby nooj » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:36 pm

Hey I am very interested in Australian Aboriginal languages too! What sparked your interest?
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Re: Australian Aboriginal Languages

Postby Eyéri_akia_Turey » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:37 pm

Well, I think it was kind of extended as I am especially interested in non-widespread languages. Also, my Ancestors and the Australian Aboriginals share a lot of history in terms of the methods of oppression from colonizing powers. Most of our languages are dying and or moribund so I would just sum it up saying that I can relate a lot to them.

Another swadesh list I found: This one is for Bandjigali (~4-22 speakers):
arm: d̪uḍi
arm: maṇgu
arm: waɲi
arm: waŋgara
ashes: muru
bad: d̪uḷa-minda
bad: wandali
big: ŋari-ŋara
bite: d̪aɟa-
blood: gaːndara
brother: baḷuɟa
child: baḷu
child: biːbi
claw: miliɲa
cold: bandiɲa
daughter: wimbara
die: malbu
dig: bangu-
dig: d̪ugu-
ear: maŋa
eat: d̪ayi
egg: baḍi
emu: guʎaruba
emu: yaraːndaɟa
fall: yaːga-
far: bariɟi
feather: n̪iribudu
fight: bada
fingernail: miliɲa
full: munɟi
good: gaɟaḷga ~ ganɟaḷga
green: n̪umba
hear: baːrayi-
hear: baːri-
here: id̪i
here: id̪i
here: id̪u
he/she: ŋad̪u
he/she: ŋad̪u
he/she: ŋad̪u
he/she: ŋan̪a
he/she: ŋan̪a
he/she: ŋan̪a
hit: balga
hole: wuli
husband: ŋaṇba
I: ŋaːba
I: ŋaːba
I: ŋaːba
I: ŋaːd̪u
I: ŋaːd̪u
I: ŋaːd̪u
I: ŋaːn̪a
I: ŋaːn̪a
I: ŋaːn̪a
I: ŋan̪a
I: ŋan̪a
I: ŋari
leaf: baga
many: ŋulard̪i
many: ŋularɟi
mosquito: ŋundi
name: miːɟi
new: d̪ada
old: wiḍu baɹ̣aga
old: wiḍumbaga
play: wimi-
red: guḍi
right: wangara
river: banɟi
river: banɟi
root: yuŋa
rub: n̪urba-
scratch: maɹ̣a-malga-
see: bami
sister: baḷuɟa
sister: warigi
sit: n̪aŋga-
sit: n̪iːŋga
skin: yuṇi
sky: galgara
small: gaɟala
small: mad̪u
stone: gaṇa
stone: yaṇḍa
stone: yaṇḍa
sweet: n̪umuːli
take: gaṇma-
that: ŋan̪a
that: ŋan̪a
that: ŋan̪a
there: ŋan̪a
there: ŋan̪a
there: ŋan̪a
they: ŋadi
they two: ŋad̪uːlu
thick: d̪unɟuga
this: id̪i
this: id̪i
this: id̪u
thou: ŋimba
thou: ŋimba
thou: ŋimba
thou: ŋindu
thou: ŋindu
thou: ŋindu
thou: ŋuḍa
thou: ŋuḍa
thou: ŋuḍa
thou: ŋuḍana
thou: ŋuḍana
thou: ŋuḍana
thou: ŋuḍana
thou: ŋuḍana
thou: ŋuḍana
thou: ŋuma
thou: ŋuma
thou: ŋuma
throw: malba
two: bula
walk: d̪aṇi-
walk: d̪aṇi-
wallaby: mariɲa
water: d̪ilburu
water: d̪ilburu
we (incl.): ŋina
we (incl.): ŋina
we (incl.): ŋina
we: ŋinana
we: ŋinana
we: ŋinana
we: ŋinana
we: ŋinana
we: ŋinana
we two (incl.): ŋali
we two (incl.): ŋali
we two (incl.): ŋali
we two (incl.): ŋalina
we two (incl.): ŋalina
we two (incl.): ŋalina
white: bud̪a
who: winɟiːga
wing: d̪uḍi
woman: baɹ̣aga
you two: ŋuba
you two: ŋuba
you two: ŋuba
you two: ŋubana
you two: ŋubana
you two: ŋubana
you two: ŋubana
you two: ŋubana
you two: ŋubana
you two: ŋubu
you two: ŋubu
you two: ŋubu
you two: ŋubuna
you two: ŋubuna
you two: ŋubuna
you two: ŋubuna
you two: ŋubuna
you two: ŋubuna
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Re: Australian Aboriginal Languages

Postby Eyéri_akia_Turey » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:26 am

Well, I would say that the historical similarities between the Native Americans and Australian Aboriginals lured me to understand more of this amazing group of people and languages.

Anyways, I've been collecting more Swadesh lists for extinct languages. Is there any Australian Aboriginal language you are particularly interested in learning/studying?

For me, that would be Panytyima Language. Interesting note, to swim "puntaku" is also the same as to wash "puntaku" which use the verbalizing -ku suffix on the word "punta" which means hole.
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Re: Australian Aboriginal Languages

Postby nooj » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:08 am

For me it is Warlpiri, because that is the one that I have gotten most resources on. I live in Australia.

Where do you get your info from?
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