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GamilaraayEdit

 
ngana

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ngana

  1. room
  2. grass windbreak
  3. grass hut

ReferencesEdit

  • (2017) Giacon J Gamilaraay-Yuwaalaraay Dictionary Supplement

Guugu YimidhirrEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Paman *ngana, from Proto-Pama-Maric *ngana, from Proto-Pama-Nyungan *ngana.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

ngana

  1. (coastal dialect) we: first person plural nominative pronoun

SynonymsEdit

Usage notesEdit

Most modern speakers use the inland form nganhdhaan, even if they otherwise use coastal words.

ReferencesEdit

  • Barry Alpher Proto-Pama-Nyungan etyma, in Australian Languages: Classification and the Comparative Method, edited by Claire Bowern and Harold Koch (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2004)
  • Haviland, John B. 1979. ‘Guugu Yimidhirr Sketch Grammar’. R. M. W. Dixon, B. Blake (eds.) Handbook of Australian Languages, Vol I.