Terry, Michael. 1930. Hidden Wealth and Hiding People. London & New York: Putnam. xv+350pp.

[Cf. Terry, Michael. 1928. Notebook 14. 'No.1 Port Hedland-Melbourne 1928' South Australian Museum archives (Extracts keyboarded by David Nash, 20/6/1989.) -- no vocabulary]

Record of the Terry Expedition 18 June - 29 November 1928

Columns 1. and 2. excerpted from Appendix VI "Aboriginal words collected" (page 342) -- three languages "De Grey, Moola Bulla, Walmulla".
Modern Warlpiri spellings and meanings are added in columns 3 and 4.

1.             2.             3.             4.
               Walmulla       Warlpiri       meaning

Wood           Warloo         WARLU          fire, firewood
Water          Knabba         NGAPA          water
Fire           Warloo         WARLU          fire, firewood
Head           Jurru          JURRU          head, head hair
Tobacco        Tangun         JANYUNGU       tobacco
Turkey         Wadilga        WARDILYKA      bush turkey
Boy            Abarrad        YAPARRANJI     boy
               or we-i        WIYAYI [?]
Axe            Lagurru        LAKURRU        axe
White man      Cardiah        KARDIYA        white person
Emu            Yangirrilla    YANKIRRI       emu
Sun            Moongah        MUNGA          dark, night
Tree           Wadyah         WATIYA         tree, stick
Moon           Kangin         [KIRNTANGI ?]
Yes            Yu             YUU, YUWAYI    yes
Spinifex       Marna          MARNA          spinifex, grass
Creek          Oobaiya        WURLPAYI       creek
Rockhole       Wanirri        WARNIRRI       rockhole
Well           Moolja         MULJU          soakage
Water dry      Lowah          LAWA           nothing
Water plenty   Dabyah         JAPIYA         important; spring

Tchaccamarra   JAKAMARRA     (these are the male
Dabble-jerri   JAPALJARRI     forms of four
Jappanunga     JAPANANGKA     of the eight
Chuburoola     JUPURRURLA     subsection terms)

(The earliest publication of Warlpiri vocabulary known to me.)


Compiled by David Nash at the Warlpiri Literature Production Centre, Inc.
10 July 1983
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