English: catch, take, hold, carry, bring, obtain, to pick up , to remove from one place to another
Bundjalung: gahng-, gahnga-, gahngga-
Part of Speech: verb transitive
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Comment: irreg; cf also mira-; Gn gandi- 'take' is possibly gah(rj) + -ndi.
Gold Coast Tweed: Ydict k ahng-, kahnga-, kahngga-; Y:Sha:Culhm gahnga, mira- (?) catch, get; Y:Holm:Logn gahva- take; Y:Allen pr kanga, p kangani, pf kangan, f kangala; Y:Watsn kan 'ga; kan 'gan!; kan 'gan; kan 'gala; M:Liv kanggaloro; Tw:Sc:Bray kunghar to hold, take, retain; Mur:Sc:Martin kunghar to hold, take, retain; Y:Hanln gahngah ; M:Liv kanggaloro
Lower Richmond: Bj:Holm:Fergn ga:nga, ga: ngani, ga: ngan, ga:ngili:gu, ga:ngilur, Bj:Holm:Fergn,Turnbl ga:ngala;
South West: Wa:Crowl; Wu:Calley ngjabi gana go get water ; Cas:Smy ga:ng-a, ga:nga, ga:ngani, ga:ngg-a ;
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt;
Example:

Bundjalung : Gahnggany ngali waybargubu. (from Wa:Crow)

English: 'We will take it back to the camp.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Ngadju gahny gahnggany ganggila. (from Wa:Crow)

English: 'I'll carry these in my arms.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Gahnga mala wahlu. (from Wa:Crow)

English: 'You pick it up!'

Example:

Bundjalung : Munah dabahy janguywehn malahgaya janagan-gahya gahnganah mala darigan. (from Wa:Crow)

English: 'The dog got annoyed with the boy for taking his bone.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Gahnggany maliyu ngulahru gahri juwi. (from Wa:Crow)

English: 'The flood will take you a long way down there.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Maliyu wihnyi gahngani jugalimayah. (from Wa:Crow)

English: 'He led you to drink.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Gahnga gilah gurahr jali bagara. (from Wa:Crow)

English: 'Get a long stick over there.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Gahnga male duluhlbi malahya. (from Ca)

English: 'Take that rifle from him.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Nyang wehlu ngayah gahngani? (from Ca)

English: 'Have you brought anything for me?'

Example:

Bundjalung : Gahnga gile nyulabahya. (from Ca)

English: 'Take that from him.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Gahngabe mahny. (from Ca)

English: 'Take those things away.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Ngadju gahngani jambanyu. (from Ca)

English: 'I took him by the hand.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Nyanggur wehlu gahngani wule junam? (from Ca)

English: 'Have you caught any fish?'

Example:

Bundjalung : Ngay gahnggaluru jalum Nungganggay. (from M:Li)

English: 'I caught fish for Nonggung.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Wanah ngayabanyi gahnga! (from Y:Holm:Log)

English: 'Don't take it from me!'


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