karadoing-word.See: kakirriis, is being.⚫ Puraay waraay karaThe child is bad
karaanhthiradoing-word.look for, looking for, search for, searching for.
karaanhthiyaadoing-word.look for!, search for!.
karipakirridoing-word.to run away.
karipanhadoing-word.run away, running away.
karulpalidoing-word.to rear up before striking to get power to poison.Karulpali 'to rear up' refers to the way in which a snakes rear up before striking, but is translated so as to include the culture specific interpretation that the snake is "getting the power to poison you from the snake up there in the sky", i.e. the wavy band of relative darkness in the Milky Way.
karulparadoing-word.rears/rearing up before striking to get power to poison.Karulpali 'to rear up' refers to the way in which a snakes rear up before striking, but is translated so as to include the culture specific interpretation that the snake is "getting the power to poison you from the snake up there in the sky", i.e. the wavy band of relative darkness in the Milky Way.
kathalakaSee: kathalidoing-word.might/will bite; are likely to bite.⚫ Thurrungku kathalaka.Snakes are likely to bite
kurrungkirridoing-word.to enter, to put on (clothes).
kurukakirriALSO:kuruka.doing-word.to be in.
kurukalidoing-word.to put in.
kurukiyidoing-word.put inside (past tense).
kurumiyidoing-word.caused to enter; put in.⚫ Kurumiyityuna katyalkirrantyi.I put it in the drum.
kuulakirridoing-word.to get warm.
kuulpalidoing-word.mimic, mock, imitate.
maadoing-word.do (it)! make (it)!.
malaadoing-word.do [it]!.⚫ Ngintuwaantani malaa, ngathuni wantuka malakala.You do it first, I will do it later on.
malakadoing-word.will do, might do.⚫ Ngintuwaantani malaa, ngathuni wantuka malakala.You do it first, I will do it later on.
malidoing-word.to make, to do.
mamadoing-word.1.catch.You caught a mosquito.⚫ Kumukintu mamiyi.2.fetch.
mamalakadoing-word.might catch, will catch.⚫ Wantangkupara ngiyaniki mamalaka.The Wanta might get us.
mamalidoing-word.to get, to catch, to seize.
manapikirriALSO:manapi.doing-word.to go hunting, to go in search for game.
manapinyadoing-word.hunt/hunting, going in search for game.
manapinyidoing-word.hunted, went in search for game.I went hunting more than you.⚫ Ngathu manapinyi mankaan nginuuthi
manumalisteal.Literally: do to someone else's-do (with hand)
mayngkalidoing-word.spear unsuccessfully, sew unsuccessfully.Literally: fail-pierce
maynykiyamalidoing-word.cook unsuccessfully, light a fire unsuccessfully.Literally: fail-do with fire
maypurrpalidoing-word.to close gut for cooking, to skewer gutted belly.
mulanmalidoing-word.repeat, do over and over.Literally: do repeatedly-do (with hand)
mulanthinmaliALSO:mulantinmali.doing-word.to hit repeatedly.Literally: do repeatedly-hit
munkurrmalidoing-word.to break an animal's joints before cooking.
muthilidoing-word.to hammer, to pound, to thrash.
muunkiyamalidoing-word.to burn up.Literally: do to all-do with fire
muunkiyamaradoing-word.burn up, burning up.Literally: do to all-do with fire
muunpilidoing-word.to give all, to throw all.Literally: do to all-do away
muuntalidoing-word.to eat or drink right up.Literally: do to all-to with mouth
ngaakadoing-word.look!.⚫ Nganaynyangurr karul ngaaka!Look at the top of the rock!
ngaakanmakirridoing-word.to feel.To feel cold, fed up etc.
ngaakirridoing-word.to see.to look.to watch.⚫ Nginalaa mityaankaay wiiminyi, waawaytyalu ngaakirri, pathanaarra munili.Redbreast sat watching this (place), so that he could see waaway coming out of the hole.
ngaanhadoing-word.see.look.watch.⚫ Yatathu ngaanha makuuthi miliI see well out of one eye
ngaanhidoing-word.saw.looked.watched.⚫ Pulakarrathuna ngaanhi.I saw him twice.
ngaayaaliyakadoing-word.might see again, might look again, might watch again.⚫ wityupaarrukaathunuu ngaayaaliyaka!Don't know when I'll be seeing you again!
ngaayakadoing-word.might see.might look.might see.⚫ Ngaawaa? Ngaayakathiintu!Yes? You watch me!
ngakalito poke a hole to see what's there.Literally: test-pierce
ngalampalidoing-word.to swear, to abuse.(He) was going on swearing.⚫ Ngalampalkiyi.
ngalampalkiyidoing-word.to swear, to abuse.(He) was going on swearing.⚫ Ngalampalkiyi.
ngalanmaadoing-word.light a fire!.
ngalanmalakadoing-word.will light a fire, might light a fire.
ngalanmalidoing-word.to light a fire, in order to light a fire.
ngalanmiyidoing-word.lit a fire.
ngamalidoing-word.to feel with hand.Literally: test-do (with hand)
nganpalidoing-word.to cover, to bury.Bury in soil.
ngapiyidoing-word.shut up (past).Usage: 'Ngap' is like 'phut' in English. It has been heard in reference to a candle going out and to a car breaking down, as well as to a porcupine falling silent.
ngathalidoing-word.taste.Literally: test-do with mouth
ngathilidoing-word.to test with foot, e.g., try for a foothold.Literally: test-do with foot
ngimalidoing-word.to rub, to paint.
ngimpalidoing-word.to uncover, to remove food cooked from hole.
ngityalidoing-word.to rain, bound to rain.⚫ Yurrungku ngityaliIt is bound to rain (literally: the rain is bound to rain)
ngiyalidoing-word.to speak, to say, to tell.
ngukadoing-word.give!.⚫ Ngintuthiini nguka!You give this to me!
ngukiyilityadoing-word.give for (other/someone).⚫ Ngintuthiini ngukiyilitya!You give this for me!
ngunhadoing-word.give.⚫ NgunhalathiinaThen he gives it to me.
ngunhidoing-word.gave.⚫ Nginalaa mirri ngintu pumiyipa, thiukaathuna ngunhi.This dog which you hit I gave meat to (literally: You hit this dog-pa, I gave it meat.)
nhukuypalidoing-word.be maggotty, be fly blown.
nhunpalidoing-word.to close, to enclose.
paarangkirridoing-word.to jump, to hop.
pakaadoing-word.dig!.Usage: This is the command form of the word
pakalakadoing-word.will/might dig.⚫ PakalakalantunaThen you'll dig it (out)Usage: This is the future form of the word.
pakaradoing-word.dig, digging.Usage: This is the present form of the word.
palathalidoing-word.to nibble.Literally: do with little energy-do with mouth
palayalidoing-word.to whisper.Literally: do with little energy-speak
palpalidoing-word.to dig, to scrabble scrabble.⚫ Purraathu palpara, yaaypakuthaku.The child is scrabbling like a fox.
pankalidoing-word.to burn something.
pankiyidoing-word.burnt something.⚫ Mayingku wii pankiyi, kirrpatya wirringkirrikuThe person burnt a fire to get warm.
pantiyidoing-word.tied.⚫ Puyukalukal kirraa mawirri pantiyi.They tied leaves around their shins.⚫ Warrikal yarraamanlukal mawirri pantiyi.They tamed wild horses into harness (lit. 'They tied wild horses into string.')
parrangkirridoing-word.to fly, to rise, to get up.
pathalidoing-word.to come, to come out, to appear.
pathiyidoing-word.emerged, arrived, came.
pinpalidoing-word.to shout at, to rouse on.
pipuwakirridoing-word.to run, to drive in a vehicle, to travel.
pipuwanhadoing-word.run/running, drive/driving in a vehicle, travel/travelling.
pirrapilidoing-word.to be hungry.
pumalakadoing-word.1.will hit, might hit.If you first hit him, then he will hit you.⚫ Ngintuwaanta pumanaarra, yaanhthulaanuulu pumalaka.2.will kill, might kill."Wishooy, You two won't kill any animals!'⚫ 'Wishuuy, wangaayntupulaa thingkaa pumalaka!'
pumalidoing-word.1.to hit.If you first hit him, then he will hit you.⚫ Ngintuwaanta pumanaarra, yaanhthulaanuulu pumalaka.2.to kill.
pumpilidoing-word.to blow.We blew up a (kangaroo) pouch into aball.⚫ Pumpiyi ngiyanuna ngawarrthapilku.
pumpiyidoing-word.blew.We blew up a (kangaroo) pouch into aball.⚫ Pumpiyi ngiyanuna ngawarrthapilku.
purrpiraALSO:purrpiya.doing-word.beat time, beating time.See: purrpiyaaSee: purrpiyiSee: purrpilUsage: Tamsin Donaldson wrotes that Trida speakers preferred present forms with 'ra' and Keewong speakers preferred 'ya' at the end of present tense L2 verbs (see Ngiyampaa: The Language of the Wangaaybuwan, page.158)
purrpiyaALSO:purrpira.doing-word.beat time, beating time.See: purrpiyaaSee: purrpiyiSee: purrpilUsage: Tamsin Donaldson wrotes that Trida speakers preferred present forms with 'ra' and Keewong speakers preferred 'ya' at the end of present tense L2 verbs (see Ngiyampaa: The Language of the Wangaaybuwan, page.158)
thurrpidoing-word.descend.⚫ Ngalutharrlii ngityi thurrpinya.⚫ We two are getting down out of here (or more literally: We two are descending downwards out of here (a caravan)).
thurrpinyadoing-word.descend, descending, get down, getting down.⚫ Ngalutharrlii ngityi thurrpinya.⚫ We two are getting down out of here (or more literally: We two are descending downwards out of here (a caravan)).
thurrpityadoing-word.descend!, get down!.⚫ Ngalutharrlii ngityi thurrpinya.⚫ We two are getting down out of here (or more literally: We two are descending downwards out of here (a caravan)).
tyirrpalidoing-word.chip, whittle, rasp, smoothen, scrape at something to make a point.
wakakirridoing-word.to dance, to corroborre.
wakamaradoing-word.sing, singing.⚫ kuthi wakamaraHe sings a song
wakapalidoing-word.to run, to gallop, to flow swiftly, to boil.
wakathunmakirridoing-word.to dance together, to corrobore together.⚫ Kurunhinangkal ngathilaa ngawukakalay, wakathunmakirriku.They went inside that windbreak, at night only, to corroboree together.See: wakakirri
wakathunmangilanhadoing-word.generally dance/corroboree together, dance/corroboree together continuously.This is where they generally corroboree together.
wakaymaradoing-word.sing, singing, pretend, pretending, play, playing.⚫ Kalkikalu wakaymara.She pretends to be wild.
waranhidoing-word.stood.⚫ Minyangalmaywaa thuni waranhi?How many days did you take? (Literally: How many suns were there?)
warayakadoing-word.will/might stand.⚫ Milkaayluku thina warayaka matharra, kurunhaarra mingkathi.Its footmarks will stand out clearly in the wet earth, going into the burrow.
warayngamanhadoing-word.stand busy, standing busy.⚫ Purraay thantaayngka piyalpu warayngamanha.The kid is forever catching frogs (literally: The child is always standing busy with frogs).
warayngamanhidoing-word.stood busy.⚫ Purraay thantaayngka piyalpu warayngamanhi.The kid was forever catching frogs (literally: The child was always standing busy with frogs).
wayumalidoing-word.Literally: move in circles-do with handto mix e.g., flour and water.
wayungkalidoing-word.to stir e.g., tea.Literally: move in circles-pierce
wiikirridoing-word.to sit, to sit down, to stay, to live, to be.must sit, must sit down, must stay, must live.
wiingamanhadoing-word.be busy, sit busy.⚫ Michelle-ka wii-ngama-nha.Michelle is busy.
wiinyadoing-word.sit, stay, live, be.⚫ Pirrikuka wiinya(She) is in the scrub⚫ Muuna wii-nya.It's alive.⚫ Nathu yananhi ngaku, kaathiityii wiinyapa.I went there, (to the place) where my sister lives.
wiinyidoing-word.sat, stayed, lived, was/were.⚫ Puluurr wiinyi ngaanungkaFrogmouth sat on the hut/miamia
wiiwaakalakadoing-word.will/might stay on.⚫ Wiiwaakalakathu ngini.I might stay on here.
wiiyakaALSO:wiilaka.doing-word.will/might stay, will/might sit, will/might live, will/might be.See: Wiiwaakalaka⚫ Wanaay mayi wiiyaka, Ngiyampaa nglyarapa.Nobody will be left who can speak Ngiyampaa.⚫ Nganintu malakapa, wangaay ngathu wiiyaka!"Whatever you going to do, I'm not going to stop!"
winangakirridoing-word.to think (about), to remember, let's think, let's remember.
winangalidoing-word.to hear, to listen, let's hear, let's listen.
winangalkaradoing-word.eavesdrop, eavesdropping.⚫ Winangalkaralukal.They are eavesdropping.
winanganhadoing-word.think (about), remember.⚫ Wangaayntu winanganha, ngarrpa ngipili.You don't remember how to net bags.
winanganhidoing-word.thought (about), remembered.⚫ Waa! Pikipikipitityu winanganhi!Hey! I thought (there was) a big pig!?⚫ Thipinytyityuna winanganhiI thought he was a bird⚫ Wangaaytyu winanganhi, ngathuthan nginalaa kirrpatya wirrinyipa.I didn't remember that I was supposed to have cooked this kangaroo.
winangapiyanhidoing-word.must have thought (about), must have remembered.⚫ Kaathiingkunuu winangapiyanhi.A sister (of yours) must have been thinking about you.Wangaaypuwan people believe that if someone of a particular kin relationship to you is thinking about you, then a certain part of your body will twitch. Therefore, if someone says that their shoulder muscle is twitching then someone else is likely to say something like this example.