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Ngarinyman to English dictionary / compiled by Caroline Jones, Eva Schaultze-Berndt, Jessica Denniss, Felicity Meakins

Contributor(s): Language: Australian languages, English Publisher: Canberra, ACT : Aboriginal Studies Press, 2019Copyright date: �2019Description: electronic text : PDF, HTML filesContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
  • 9781925302813 (electronic bk.)
  • 1925302814 (electronic bk.)
  • 9781925302806
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 499/.15 23
LOC classification:
  • PL7101.N47 N43 2019
Online Resources: Traditional Knowledge Collection Local URL: E-Resource
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Preface -- In memory of -- Acknowledgements -- Language and history -- Skin names and kinship -- Alphabet: Consonants -- Vowels -- Grammar guide: -- Nouns and adjectives -- Noun endings -- Making new nouns -- Numbers -- Question words -- Direction words -- Up and down -- River flow -- Compass points -- Demonstratives -- Different forms of demonstratives -- What demonstratives are used for -- Pronouns -- Bound pronouns -- Free pronouns -- Indefinite pronouns -- Verb phrases -- Verbs -- Coverbs -- Making sentences -- Word order in sentences -- Sentences without verbs -- Sentences with verbs -- Complex sentences -- Explanation of dictionary entries -- Ngarinyman to English Dictionary -- English to Ngarinyman word finder -- English to Ngarinyman scientific name finder.

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Ngarinyman is an Aboriginal language of the northern Victoria River District in the Northern Territory (Australia). Many Ngarinyman people live in Yarralin, Bulla Camp, Amanbidji (Kildurk) and around Timber Creek. The Ngarinyman to English Dictionary contains Ngarinyman words with English translations, illustrations and detailed encyclopaedic information about plants, animals and cultural practices. Also included is a guide to Ngarinyman grammar and an English index. This volume is ideal for both beginners and advanced speakers of Ngarinyman, for translators and interpreters, and for anyone interested in learning more about Ngarinyman language and culture. The Ngarinyman to English Dictionary is a part of the AIATSIS Indigenous Language Preservation: Dictionaries Project. This project is a response to the alarming rates of language loss in Australia, and aims to support the publication of Indigenous languages dictionaries. A dictionary contributes to language maintenance, supporting written texts of all genres including important literacy development resources. Dictionaries are a valuable addition to the tool kit of language learners, educators, interpreters and translators. The Dictionaries Project will produce a number of much-needed, high-quality dictionaries of Indigenous languages, which will contribute to community efforts to revitalise and strengthen their languages. The Dictionaries Project is proudly funded by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

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eBook eBook IP Australia Library Traditional Knowledge Collection 499.15 NGA (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Link to resource Available 200802898
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