English: want, like, desiring, wanting, wishing for, desiderative
Bundjalung: -gi (Wi), -gir (M)
Part of Speech: suffix
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Comment: can occur on nouns or verbs (Gd); -bi + -gi 'like, want'; see -bi.
Gold Coast Tweed: M:Liv -gerry
Lower Richmond: Bj:Holm -gi, -bigi;
South West: Wa:Crowl; Cas:Smy - gi
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt
Example:

Bundjalung : burehngibu (from G)

English: 'wants bread again'

Example:

Bundjalung : Nyule nanganygi. (from G)

English: 'He wants food.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Gawarihgi nyule. (from G)

English: 'He wants to run.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Yagambeh wahlu numbuhligibu? (from G)

English: 'Do you not want to return home again?'

Example:

Bundjalung : Nyahgi wudjeh? (from Ca)

English: 'What do you want?'

Example:

Bundjalung : Nyanggur wudjeh ginyehrgi nanganygi? (from Ca)

English: 'Do you desire such food?'

Example:

Bundjalung : Yagambe ngadju jahbigi. (from Ca)

English: 'I don't wish to eat it.'


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