Docstoc

No 43 - North-west of Lake Eyre

Document Sample
No 43 - North-west of Lake Eyre Powered By Docstoc
					12                    THE AUSTRBLIBN RACE:

      No. 43.-NORTH-WEST              O F LAKE EYRE.

THE following vocabulary from the language of the tribe
which dwells- to the north-west of Lake Eyre was kindly
forwarded to me by Mr. I?. E. Jacobs, a German gentleman
resident at the Lutheran Mission Station at Kopperamana.
I have thought it necessary to call attention to the nation-
ality of my correspondent, as in many cases the spelling of
the words of his vocabulary, taken from an English point
of view, represents sounds which it would be impossible for
an Australian Black to utter. The sth, which occurs so
frequently, I take to represent the nasal sound which is
generally expressed by ng.
                                  -
               NO. 43.-NORTH-WEST      OF LAKE EYRE.
                          BY F. E. JACOBS,
                                         ESQ.
Kangaroo -     -    kungara.        Hand -     -   - masra.
Opossum -      -    pilda.          2 Blacks   -   - tua parakulu.
Tame dog -      -   madla.          3 Blacks   -   - tua kulpari.
Wild dog -      -                   One -      -   - sthuja.
Emu -      - -      wurrukotti.     Two -      -   - parakulu.
Black duck -    -
Wood duck       -
                    durnmi.
                                    Three -    -   - kulpari.
Pelican    - -      tampanpara.     Four -     -   - parakulu-para-
Laughing jackass                                      kulu.
Native companion  puralka.          Father      -  - ainja.
White cockatoo -  nardnanpn.        Mother      -  - stharluka.
&OW   - - - wokkala.                Sister-Elder   - kuppali.
Swan -      -   - kurti.               ,, Younger -
Egg -       -   - pappu.            Brother-Elder -    sthutti.
Track of a foot - tidna.                ,, Younger
Fish -      - - worri.              A young man -      tarinka.
Lobster     - - kurukudirri.        An old man     -   muttupurdu.
Crayfish -      -                   An old woman -     wuljula.
Mosquito -      - tudinma.          A baby       - -   sthallua.
Fly -       - - sthurrinhurri.
Snake -     -   - titta.            A White man -
The Blacks -    - tua.              Children -     -   sthallua.
A Blackfellow - tuachuju.           Head -       - -   kartapu.
A Black woman - boku.               Eye -        - -   milkikardi.
Nose  -    -    - milla.            Ear -        - -   tud.
                     NORTH-WEST OF LAKE EYRE.

              NO. 43.-NORTH-WESTO F LAKEE Y R E - C O ~ L ~ ~ T Z U ~ ~ .

Mouth       - -      morna.            Boomerang     -
Teeth -     - -      tuckara.          Bill -
Hair of the head -   whirri.           Wood -            . sthalpa.
Beard .          -    stharukats-      Stone -           - kadna.
                       charda.                           . sthura.
                                       Zamp -
Thunder   -       - pildri-pildri.
                                       Yes -                 kau.
Grass -   -       - kutu.
                                       No    -           . banni.
Tongue    -       - tanjama.
                  - kunnakardi.        1     -           - sthanna.
Stomach   -
Breasts   -       - sthamma.           You -             - andrugundree.
Thigh  -   -       - tarra.            Bark -            - pitjamurru.
Foot   -  -       - tidna.             Good -            -
                                                        sthurku.
Bone -     -      - wolpu.             Bad -             -
                                                        madla.
Blood -    -       - gummari.          Sweet -           -
                                                        murdu.
Skin -     -       - batta.            Food -            -
                                                        workana.
Fat -      -       - marni.                          - wordlara.
                                       Hungry
Bowels    -       - kunmateiri.        Thirsty       - sthalparia.
Excrement -        - kunna.            Eat -         - tarumda.
War-spear -         - pirrimpara.
                                       Sleep -       - kurmala.
Reed-spear -
Wommera -
                                       Drink         - puntarda.
Shield -    -        -   mudluworru.   Walk -        - tuckanda.
Tomahawk -           - karlara.        See -         - sthanninda
Canoe  -                               Sit    -      - tankards.
 Sun   -           -     muju.         Yesterday -   - woldapurta.
 Moon -            - purtu.            To-day     -   - arnti.
 Star -            - kardipilla.       To-morrow -   - wongara.
 Light -           -     paredschi.    Where are the    tua tiara ?
 Dark -            - sthalpuru.         Blacks ?
 Cold -            - backala.
                                       I don't know   - sthannago.
 Heat     -          -   karrara.
                                       Plenty-    -   - sthadla.
 Day -               - muju.
                                       Big -      -   - kartuwirri,
 Night               - wompa.
 Fire -              -   macka.        Little -   -   - stharra.
 Water               - kutta.          Dead -     - - kumpirra.
 Smoke               - mackatupu.      By-and-by -    - thaeinni.
 Ground              -   wodlu.        Come on -      - kaua.
 Wind -              - wommara.        Milk     -  -
 Rain -              -   kurraworra.   Eaglehawk -
.God -                                 Wild turkey
 Ghosts                                Wife      - -

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Stats:
views:11
posted:3/27/2010
language:English
pages:2
Description: No 43 - North-west of Lake Eyre