Last changed 29 November 2001

Tindale Vocabularies 81 and 82

Ko:reng and Nonga:, two varieties of the Nyungar language
 
Vocabulary 81 Vocabulary 82
Ko:reng Nonga:
Gairdner River, WA at Thomas River WA
1 Apr. 1939 N1918 fb. Charlie Inell N19 N.1982 fb.
[A = alpha] [r. = r with underdot and similarly with other consonants; ng=engma]
GLOSS FORM FORM GLOSS FORM
1
camp ko:nt qo:nt camp ko:nt -> kwo:nt
1
camping ... juArn juArn camping ... juArn
2
fire ka:rl fire ka:l
3
water kajap ke:p water ke:p
4
man nonga: man nonga:
5
woman jo:k woman jo:k
6
sun jo:kAt nga:ngk sun nga:ngk
7
moon jawunj mijak moon jawinj
8
star tjindang star tu:Ar
9
hair tjumbAr hair kar.tA ngornt
10
hand ma:rA hand ma:r
11
eye miel eye miAl
12
nose mulj nose molj -> mo:lj
13
ear tongk ear tro:ngk -> tAro:ngk
14
foot tjiean tjien foot tjiedn [d?]
15
head ka:t head ka:t
16
forehead e:mang
17
mouth ta: mouth ta: [dot/line under t]
18
teeth ngorlok ngorlok teeth ngo:lAk
19
tongue ta:lAnj tongue ta:ling
20
lip me:n lip mi:n
21
jaw ngo:lAk ma:t
22
chin je:t chin nganbArA
23
eyebrow eyebrow mi:ngan
24
blood ngo:p blood ngo:p
25
kidney tju:p kidney tju:p
26
back poka:l back ngo:iArA
27
belly ko:bAl belly ko:bAl
28
breast ngor.nt breast pi:p
29
emu weitj emu weitj
30
kangaroo jo:nggAr kangaroo jonggAr
31
32
wallaby koakAr wallaby koakAr
33
34
dog tuArt dog twArt
35
dingo moakadnj, moakaing dingo ngobanj
36
porcupine njingarn porcupine tjalkAmArA
37
38
39
canoe canoe jo:l [& comment re raft sizes etc]
40
41
42
opossum komal
43
native cat tjuditj
44
bandicoot ma:l
45
kangaroo rat wo:lj
46
47
eaglehawk wa:litj eaglehawk tjiljan
48
crow wardang crow wa:rang
49
cockatoo white manitj white cockatoo manitj
50
cockatoo black ngolar cockatoo black ngolar
51
mallee fowl ngau mallee fowl ngau
52
plain turkey (bustard) ku:li plain turkey (bustard) ko:li
53
egg nurAk egg nu:ruk
54
carpet snake wa:gAl carpet snake wa:kal
55
brown snake qo:nt brown snake qo:nt
56
tiger snake tiger snake no:(r)n
57
black snake nornmu:n black snake qo:nt
58
59
goanna sand sand goanna juAr(i)n
60
61
frog ko:ja: frog wa:d.
62
black duck jeit jei(n) [?] black duck ngwo:nAn
63
64
65
swan wirlAr wi:lAr swan ma:leA
66
67
68
69
mountain qa:i, ka:i mountain ka:t
70
plain kwanggAn plain panitj
71
mallee scrub wariliArA scrub (kind of mallee scrub) mo:nt
72
forest forest (native [?] country) man
73
sky sky wa:l
74
cloud cloud ma:rA
75
rain kaijAp rain ke:p
76
77
spear ki:tj spear ki:tj
78
boomerang kail kai(rl) boomerang kai(r)l
shield wAndar shield wondar
79
spearthrower (held between index[?] and middle finger) mi:r spearthrower mi:r
80
sleepy lizard juArn
81
tomahawk [& notes] palbi:t tomahawk [& notes] ko:tj
82
knife ta:p knife ta:p
83
club dauk club tauk
84
stone boi stone po:l
85
ground budjAr ground bodjAr
86
wind ma:r wind ma:r
87
88
smoke bui smoke pui
89
one ke:ng one ke:ng
90
two kudjal two kudjing
91
three mou (as in mow) three marinj
92
four bularung (many) four kaurt
93
94
many bularung many nendi:tj
95
north north ma:rak
96
south mArnAng south ngari:
97
south ngari: 'south' east marnang
98
west ma:rAk west winang
99
come here jual gul come here jual kulinj
100
go away wortgul go away wo:rtku:l
101
walk walk kuling
102
run mutung run wat
103
no jua:t no juat
104
yes kaija yes kaija
105
salt water karAp ke:p salt water kaup karAp
106
river bi:l river pi:l
107
108
fish fish mullet native [??] merArAng
108
fish xx names for difft. fish
108
fish bream [illeg.]
108
fish garfish [illeg.]
108
fishing net fishing net wo:tj [& notes]
109
110
111
112
tiger shark ma:djAt tiger shark ba:ndi
113
114
115
meat da:itj meat ta:tj
116
food ma.ring food me:ring
117
turtle turtle ja:kalnj [?]
118
native pitch bu:ak (from Kxxxx tree)
119
string bi:t = dja:l sinew, string pi:t
120
grass basket not used grass basket ku:t [& note]
121
dilly bag (of folded kangaroo xxx stuffed with xxx) ku:t dilly bag not used
122
initiation ceremony not known to informant initiation ceremony milgu [E note re Esperance]
123
circumcision not done circumcision mu(n)i
124
subincision not done subincision nganggana
125
penis meit mer.t penis njamu
126
testes jo:itj testes kori
127
vulva deit vulva kolja
128
anus ko:dn anus kona mambAn
129
faeces ko:dn faeces kona
130
urine ko:mp urine tjandja
131
132
133
beard nga:nAk beard nga:nAk
134
moustache mi:ning moustache ko:rak
135
lightning ji:t
136
thunder malga: malga:
137
138
139
sea cockles sea cockles baritjArta [& note]
140
crayfish crayfish ma:rAn (eaten)
141
coitus mujAdjing, mujangaing
142
skin rug bo:k (of kangaroo [etc.]) skin rug jonggor po:k (kangaroo rug)
143
144
145
146
black goanna qa:rdAr [& note illeg.] mana:r [& note illeg.] black goanna ka:de:r
diamond snake do:bAtj diamond snake do:bAtj
irondnan [?] duck njamArAk wood duck njamArAk
mountain duck njimArAk mountain duck njimArAk
octopus octopus wamap (not eaten)
quick (run) ja:rak mutung
shark shark (not native[??]) madjat
tamar wallaby tamar tamar wallaby janding
teal duck ka:ljAng teal duck jerdArap
tomahawk [?] ba:rak, bi:a:k tomahawk [?] pa:rak [?]
cockatoo swester mid ku(n)dga:l [cockatoo type?] tjimba:in
magpie kulbari kulba(n)di magpie korangen
bird lit. red tap [? bird sp.] nga:ljin

From the copy of Tindale's Australian vocabularies, AIATSIS MS3189 pp.147,151,155, 159

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