English: intensifier, very
Bundjalung: -djang, -djahng
Part of Speech: suffix
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Comment: a little bit more Wa, very, strong intensifier Gd; Geytenbeek calls it a general word-level suffix which occurs on all word classes; in conjunction with -nyi it occurs on adjectives and verbs for comparison; Wa examples on time and locative words, more (comparative), too, very (strong internsifier; seems to intensify meaning a little; used in comparisons also.
South West: Wa:Crowl djahng
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt -djahng ;
Example:

Bundjalung : Ngay yan.gahny yuh, ngay yan.gahny yuhdjang. (from W)

English: 'I'll be going later on.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Gahnyu juwi yehni bagardjahng. (from W)

English: 'They went further down.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Malahna jambay jehrdjang nganyahnyi. (from W)

English: 'His hand is bigger than mine.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Wabandidjahn nyulengi motorbike jaligu-djahng. (from G)

English: 'The motorbike headed him straight for the tree'

Example:

Bundjalung : Nyule-djahng wan.gahla. (from G)

English: 'He is being very self-important.'


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