English: boy
Bundjalung: jabu, jabuh
Part of Speech: noun
Related Words: jabul and jabudjil   jabuhgil  
With same English translation:   balun, balungay   bumbah, bumbay   gibar   jabu   jabuh   jabuh (Wi, M), jabuyil (M)   jabul   jabunggihny   jabu, jabuyil, jabudjil   janagan, jananggan   jananggan   margan   mudjum, muyum   mulam   yanangga  
Category: people
Comment: 1-10 years (Y:Hanlon), pubescent boy 12-15 years old (Y:Allen, Y:Watsn), jabumang 'lot of boys' (Y:Holm:Logn), used by Holm:Curry for son also (his boy/son, my boy/son) Y:Holm:Curry), see also jabul and jabudjil, jabuhgil.
Gold Coast Tweed: Y:Sha:Culhm jabu; Y:Holm jabu (nganya , nyulang jabu my , his boy, son (Curry, Paulsn), jabumang lot of boys (Logn); Y:Allen jabo (boy between 12-15 yrs), Tabooba ngabo-ba) place of boys; Y:Watsn dh
Example:

Bundjalung : Ngayu juwan ginahny jabugay biyanggay ngeringgay. (from M:Li)

English: 'I will make spears for both the boy and the father.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Guruhman duhyinyehn jabuhbar. (from Y:Sha:Culh)

English: 'The kangaroo is frightened of the boy.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Jabuhngi nyahni. (from Y:Sha:Culh)

English: '(He) saw a/the boy.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Galgahla jabuyu mali jali. (from Y:Sha:Culh)

English: 'The boy is chopping the tree.'


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