English: first, foremost, before, in front, soon, later on
Bundjalung: ngulung, ngulungmay
Part of Speech: adverb
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Category: time
Comment: M:Liv states 'in comparisons the compared item is in accusative case'. ngulunggir 'immediately', waire nguIunggurrugin 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).
Gold Coast Tweed: Y:Sha:Culhm ngulungmay soon; Y:Allen ngolongmai soon; Y:Watsn nyu'lung first; M:Liv ngulung , ngulungbo first , before , ngulung-gerry i mmediately; ngulungga; ngulunggurrugin; Tw:Curr:Bray wooloollgmi , wooloongmi by-and-by , directly; Tw:Curr:Bray ullong in front; AT:Curr:O'Conn uyou soon; Y:Hanln n'goo lung first , foremost;
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gn:Mathew wulungga in front
Example:

Bundjalung : Ngay wanyi ngulung baygal. (from M:Li)

English: 'I am a man before you (I am older than you).'

Example:

Bundjalung : Ngay mindjehn ngulungbu. (from M:Li)

English: 'I laughed first (i.e. before you).'

Example:

Bundjalung : Nyangga baguyehny ngulunggir. (from M:Li)

English: 'The sun will be up immediately.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Ngulungga wiya, wiya ngulungga bahna. (from M:Li)

English: 'You go first.'


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