English: one, only, alone
Bundjalung: yabur
Part of Speech: adjective
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Comment: m yaburginy, f yaburginygan, arb yaburnah (not used with bulahbu to make higher numbers); Calley lists yabur as 'new' and yaburni 'one'.
South West: Wa:Crowl; We:Gordn; Wa:Tabulm:Hargrv yabba ; Wa/Gd:Calley jabur new, jaburni one ; Cas:Smy j
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt; Gd:Sc:JThomas UClarnce yaborah one

Bundjalung : Mala baygal yarbilehla yaburginy. (from W)

English: 'The man is singing alone.'


Bundjalung : Mala baygal yarbi-yarbilehla yaburginy. (from W)

English: 'The man sometimes sings when he's on his own.'


Bundjalung : Yaburginyganah jahdjam dungaliwahnbe (from G)

English: 'One woman's child cried and cried.' (one-pers-fem-possessive)

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