English: chop, cut, split firewood
Bundjalung: galga-
Part of Speech: verb transitive
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Category: food
Comment: can be reduplicated galga-galga; cf. dunma- 'split (wood)'.
Gold Coast Tweed: Ydict k alga-; Y:Sha:Culhm galga- cut, chop, split firewood; Y:Allen pr kalga, p kalgani, pf kalgalian, f kalgaleila chop; Y:Watsn kal'ga; kal'ganf; kal'galian; kal'gatela, M:Liv kulga, kulgajumgerry; kulgunne (past), kulgabulenne (saw you) cutting (it) ;
Lower Richmond: Bj:Sha:Turnbl galga chop; Bj:TMcD:Morgn galga cut; Bj:Holm:Fergn galga-, galgaii, galgali:gu;
South West: Wa:Crowl; We:Gordn ; Cas:Smy galg-a chop, split, cut up;
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt ;
Example:

Bundjalung : Ngay galgalehn nganyibu. (from W)

English: 'I cut myself.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Maliyu jungur gahnggan galgani burehn. (from W)

English: 'He took a knife and cut the bread then.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Wanah walanggeh maliyu gindilu galganahyu wihnyi min.gahny. (from W)

English: 'Don't crawl on your knee that you cut or you'll hurt yourself.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Galgahny mahnyulu darigandu jinang. (from W)

English: 'You'll cut your feet on the bones.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Galgah mala junguru maliyu. (from W)

English: 'Cut it with a knife.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Mala buybuygah galgahla. (from W)

English: 'You cut into that (apple-tree) (to get the liquid out).'

Example:

Bundjalung : Mala baygal galgalehla waybar. (from W)

English: 'The man is chopping wood.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Maliyu galgani jali waybargu. (from W)

English: 'He chopped the tree down for firewood.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Gahngaba gahnyu galgalihginy-bah. (from G)

English: 'Please take these to the aman.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Baygal galgabalehn jali. (from G)

English: 'The man was chopping down trees persistently.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Mahdja galgaliwahn jali. (from G)

English: 'The boss was definitely (persistently) chopping down trees.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Mahdja nyulengi galgalimahn jali. (from G)

English: 'The boss was making him chop down trees.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Galgalihngu girihny-wehn. (from G)

English: '(I) became tired through the chopping.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Nyule galgalehni jali. (from G)

English: 'He is the one who chopped down the tree.'

Example:

Bundjalung : galgany (from G)

English: 'carved ornament'

Example:

Bundjalung : Galgah jali waybargay! (from M:Li)

English: 'Cut wood for the fire!'

Example:

Bundjalung : Yili wahlu galga(h)jamgir, wanah. (from M:Li)

English: 'If you don't like to cut it down, leave it alone.'


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