A Key to the Structure of the Aboriginal Language in the Vicinity of Hunter River, Lake Macquarie, Etc., New South Wales, Together with Comparisons of Polynesian and Other Dialects

A Key to the Structure of the Aboriginal Language in the Vicinity of Hunter River, Lake Macquarie, Etc., New South Wales, Together with Comparisons of Polynesian and Other Dialects

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...min.--millin.----mea.--m .n.--mullin.--ma. n.-----lin.--keun.--ng n.--ngullin--nga-----pin.--pillin--pea.-----pz'in.--pullin. pa.--rrin.'--rrillIn.--rria.--rran.'--rrullin.--rra.--tin..--tillin.-----tia.--t5n.'--tellin. tea.----win.--willin.---wea---w5.n.---wollin. w5..--y5.n.--yellin. ya. Yarr. OF THE CONSONANTS. INDEFINITE PAST. Participle. lllllllll " billiella. bulliella. killiella. kulliella. liella. milliella. mulliella. leun. gulliella. pilliella. pulliella. rrilliella. rrulliella. tilliella. telliella. williella. wolliella. yelliella. FORMATION OF WORDS. A word introduced by the aborigines, and formed in imitation of the sound of a saw in sawing; and with the verbal forma the act of yarring, that is, causing by its own act the sound of yarr; or, in English, for to saw. Yang. Another introduced word, formed from the imitation of the sound of sharpening a saw. Yang-ko-billiko. For to sharpen a saw. Hence the following formation. Yarr-bulli-ko. For to saw. Yarr-bulli-kolang. For to be about to saw. Yarr-bulli-korien. Not for to saw. Yarr-bulli-yi-kora. Saw not. Yarr-bulli-ban-kora. Be not sawing. Yarr-bulli-kan. One who saws, a sawyer. Yarr-bulli-kan-ne. That which saws, a saw. Yarr-bulli-ngel. The sawing place, a saw-pit. Yarr-batoara. That which is sawn, a plank. Yarr-bau-wa. Saw, (optative, ) do saw. Yarr-bulla. Saw, (mandatory, ) do saw. Yarr-bulli5bung-ngulla. Compel to saw. Yarr-bulli-bungngulliko. For to compel to saw. This form may undergo all the changes as above, and so of every verb in the Infinitive form. Yang-ko-bulli-ko. For to sharpen a saw. Yang-ko-bulli-ta. The sharpening of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236977386
  • 9781236977380