An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Volume 1 eBook

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[Compounded of Na-bung its breast, and Wai-dal-liez relating to drinking]
Bore-goo-roo Child eight months old
Guy-a-nay-yong An old man
Mau-gohn A wife
Mau-gohn-nal-ly A temporary ditto
Go-rah-gal-long A handsome man
Go-rah-gal-long-
   al-le-ong A handsome woman
Ma-lin, Nurkine,
Mud-gin
Gnar-ra-mat-ta A relation [To these I never could affix
                                     precise meanings]
Cow-ul Male of animals
We ring Female of ditto
Do-roon A son
Do-roon-e-nang A daughter
Go-mul A term of friendship
Cam-mar-rade, Terms of affection used by girls
and Ca-mong-al-lay

SPEARS AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS

Goong-un A spear with four barbs cut in the wood,
                         which they do not throw, but strike with
                         hand to hand
Noo-ro Ca-my A spear with one barb, fastened on
Ca-my A spear with two barbs—­This word is
                         used for spear in general
Bil-larr A spear with one barb, cut from the wood
Wal-lang-al-le-ong A spear armed with pieces of shell
Can-na-diul A spear armed with stones
Ghe-rub-bine A spear without a barb
Doci-ull A short spear
No-roo-gal Ca-my Holes made by a shield
E-lec-mong A shield made of bark
Ar-ra-gong A shield cut out from the solid wood
Moo-ting
Cal-larr Fizgigs
Car-rab-ba Prong of the moo-ting
Dam-moo-ne Prong of the cal-larr. 
Woo-dah, Names of clubs. 
Can-na-tal-ling,
Doo-win-null,
Can-ni-cull,
Car-ru-wang,
Wo-mur-rang. 
Gnal-lung-ul-la,
Tar-ril-ber-re,
Mo-go, Stone hatchet. 
We-bat, Handle of ditto. 
Wo-mer-ra, Throwing-stick

PRONOUNS, ADVERBS, AND MODE OF ADDRESS

Gni-a, I, or myself
Gnee-ne, You. 
Gnee-ne-de, Yours. 
Dan-nai, Mine. 
Dar-ring-al, His. 
Gna-ni, Whose. 
Wan, Where. 
De, There. 
Diam, Here. 
Diam o waw?  Where are you? 
Diam o diam o, Here I am. 
Gnalm Chiara, gnahn?  What is your name? 
Bir-rong, Appertaining.

WINDS

Bow-wan, North. 
Bal-gay-al-lang, South. 
Boo-roo-wee, East. 
Bain-mar-ray, West. 
Doo-loo-gal, North-west. 
Yare-ba-lahng, South-west. 
Go-me-mah, North-east. 
Gwar-ra, A high wind

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