B 505: Lecture on the Aborigines of Australia and papers on Wirradhurrei dialect, 1837-1840

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Bumalbayarra. to tell to beat These Participles when joined to a neuter or Intransitive verb give it a Transitive and causative signification. 19. {Birra,nirra, dirra {Banirra {Bamarra {Bunnarra Thus from Gannarra to birra, is formed Gannalbirra, to set on fire Ballunna, to die Ballubunirra, to kill Banganna, to break (of itself) Bangadirra, to chop, smack Gannanna, to go Gannabanirra to make go, to drive. from Mabbinga, to stay, stop Mabbibamarra, To make one stay Yannanna. To go Yannabimmarra To cause to go away. Note Bummarra, is a verb by itself signifying to make, to do Maranna, implies a reference to a previous action, on which the action of this verb is dependent as, Bumalmaranna to beat after having caught one.

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Dalmaraima: to eat after having picked it up A few Etymological remarks. Marra: to do, make, joined to another verb, or what is more frequently done, to nouns, and adjectives answers exactly the Latin, Facio or Fiero as: Giwai, sharp. Giwaimarra to sharpen Girra, wet, moist. Giwamarra to moisten. Gullai, Net. Gullaimarra To net, make a net Hence also the practice of the Aborigines to form marra. English verbs expressive of an action formerly unknown to them as: To grind. Grindmarra, Ringarra [indecipherable] From the foregoing observations, it will be seen that verbs ending in Marra as also irra (excepting when they are terminations of modified verbs) are Intransitive or Neuter. Both rules however admit of some exceptions.

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Addition to the Modification 21 Nâna Implies the adverb "after" as: Brumalnâna: to beat after another Bunbannana: to run after another Ngannana: look after one 22 Ginga: Implies precedent, before, as: Bumalinga: to beat first, before another Ngallinginga: to return first 23 Naringa: joined to a few verbs implies that the action is done by falling, also figuratively expressive of a stay, or next after moving. 1) Banganaringa: to break by falling Dalbanaringa: to be dashed by falling 2) Winaringa: to settle down

Warrannaringa: to make a call & stay a little 24 Bilâna (or inbilâna) it is always preceded by "m" even after " l •. It implies the idea of moving on, going along, & gradually getting into whilst engaged in an action.

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[page 392] as: Yambilâna: to cry whilst going along Daembilâna: to eat whilst walking Ngunbilâna: to become as get gradually 25 Buoanna: Implies returning & giving back as: Buagalbuoanna: to come back Yannambuoanna: to go back Ngumbuoanna: to give back Nanambuoanna: to throw back

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