English: leave, abandon, stop, cease, let alone, let go, release, don't, leave (it)
Bundjalung: wan-, wana-
Part of Speech: verb transitive
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Comment: Leave off, stop doing, abandon; has all usual forms of a verb, possibly wuna- in Y:Hanln. Apparently regular in Smythe's examples (wana-), though not elsewhere; cf wara- 'go away and leave something behind' (Wa) (but probably one of the irregular forms of this verb).
Gold Coast Tweed: Y:Holm:Logn wana-, pf wanani; Y:Alln pr wunna, p wunnani, pf wunnalian, f wunaleila leave alone; pr wunnalei, p wunnalen, pf w unnalian, f wummaleila leave off; Y:Watsn wun' ail
South West: Cas:Smy wan-a , wanalen , wana: , wa:nini ; Wa:Crowl; Wa/Gd:Calley wana: gine: 'don't do that (leave do)';
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt ;
Example:

Bundjalung : Wanah! (from Al)

English: 'Stop it, leave it!'

Example:

Bundjalung : Gah nguy nyula wanani jumbuy. (from G)

English: 'He left his swag there.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Wanah nganyi bumah. (from G)

English: 'Don't kill me!'

Example:

Bundjalung : Wanah gineh. (from W)

English: 'Don't do that.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Mahnybe blaganibeh wanani. (from W)

English: 'Only you two were left behind.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Wanah yanbah! (from Y:Hanl)

English: 'Don't go!'


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