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The undersigned will esteem it a favour to receive this VOCABULARY
filled up, wholly or in part, with the words of any Australian Aboriginal
LANGUAGE. The writing requires to be very distinct.
EDWARD M. CURR

ADDRESS
EDWARD M. CURR
CHIEF INSPECTOR OF SHEEP
MELBOURNE.

Lake Tyers

Please Insert: The Name of the Sender.
The Locality in which spoken, without which
the Vocabulary would be of no value

Kangaroo: Jirrah
Opossum: Wadhan
Dog: Baan
Emu: Miowera
Black Duck: Wrang
Wood Duck: Jellangoong
Pelican: Burran
Laughing Jackass: Wokook
Native Companion: Kooragan
Cockatoo: Braak
Crow: Wagara
Swan: Gidi
Egg: Booyang
Track: Wanick
Fish: Kine
Lobster: Waat
Crayfish: Waat
Mosquito: Newan
Fly: Narun
Snake: Toorung
The Blacks: Kini
A Blackfellow: Bra Kani
A Lubra: Workat
Old Woman: Brethathun Worcat
[new column to the right]
2 Blacks: Thana wert Kani
3 Blacks: Kani Booloman kootook batha
One: Kootopan
Two: Booloman
Three: Booloman batha kootook
Four: Booloman batha boobung
Father: Moongan
Mother: Yackan
Sister: Bowang
Brother: Bramun
A Young Man: Brawithan
An Old Man: Boordine
An Old Woman: *Brethathun Woorcat
A Baby: Lethe
A White Man: Lorn
Children: Womba Lethe
Head: Poork
Eye: Mree
Ear: Wring
Mouth: Gaat
Teeth: Nerndack
Hair of the Head: Lirt
Beard: Yaan Lirt

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