English: (in) front (of something), in front, ahead, first, before, forward (Gd)
Bundjalung: ngulung
Part of Speech: locative
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Category: location
Comment: Forward Gd, in front Wa, in comparisons the compared item is in accusative case; ngulunggir 'immediately'; wayre ngulunggurrugin are those men in a tribe who the colonists call 'kings'; each of these gets a brass place with a suitable inscription, wear on his breast, as an emblem of his rank (M:Liv), Smythe also lists ngalung.
Gold Coast Tweed: M:Liv ngulung, ngulungbo, ngulung-gerry; ngulungga; ngulunggurrugin; Ng:Curr:TwPt
Lower Richmond: Bj:Holm:Fergn ngulung; cf Kattang ngulu, Dhanggati ngutu face, forehead;
South West: Wa:Crowl; Cas:Smy ngalung, ngalungga, ng
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt ;
Example:

Bundjalung : Ngundani nyulangi ngalungga (from Ca)

English: 'He waited for him in front.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Buwih wehlu ngulungimbanyu. (from Ca)

English: 'You pull in front.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Ngulungg??mbanyu wehlu bunyih. (from Ca)

English: 'You pull from in front.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Yanah wudjeh ngulunggu. (from Ca)

English: 'You go ahead.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Bulgun jahnala ngulunggmbadjah ngumbinydjah. (from Ca)

English: 'There's a wallaby standing in front of the house.'


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