English: that (general area)
Bundjalung: munu
Part of Speech: demonstrative
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Comment: Possibly invisible. General area in sight of speaker, of mass nouns such as 'smoke', 'sugar', cf gunu, gundeh.
Gold Coast Tweed: M:Liv munno , monno ;
Lower Richmond: Bj:Holm:Fergn munu
South West: Wa:Crowl;
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt ;
Example:

Bundjalung : Mala gawarehla mununu nyabaydju. (from W)

English: 'He is running from there with some water.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Munu ngayal ngadju wangahyu jaliyu duwani (from W)

English: 'I dug the ground with your stick there (in that area where you can see).'

Example:

Bundjalung : Munu gulgan ngulunggah jang. (from G)

English: 'That road is bad just ahead.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Mihm-mayah munu guygum. (from G)

English: 'Should (I) move that sand?'


This project is an initiative of:

Supported through the Australian Government’s Indigenous Languages Support program and New Media program. Copyright © Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Cooperative

Image by Sharon Smith. For more information contact Muurrbay