English: sit, stop, live at, sit down
Bundjalung: yahn-, yahna-, yahn.ga-
Part of Speech: verb intransitive
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Comment: Inflected form yahn.gali (M:Liv); yahnbay 'sitting down' (Y:Hanln); Y:Hanln: 'rest, repose, the place where one sits down'; also indicates friendship. Y:Holm notes yahnbi imper. (sometimes); yahnbigi 'want(s) to sit', yahyani 'sat'.
Gold Coast Tweed: Y:Sha:Culhm live at , sit; Y:Holm:QLong yahna , yahnala; M:Liv yana sit , yang ate; Tw:Sc:Bray yanna; AT:Curr:Prior yangalla; AT:Curr:O'Conn yaanbe (cf 'walk' yanbe); GC:Nerang:Curr:Fowlr, Y:Hanln yahnah sit down (imp.) , sitting down yahnbai; yahngulla, yahngla rest, repose, yahnawahloo I stay here (you stop here)
Example:

Bundjalung : Yahna wahlu. (from Y:Hanl)

English: 'You stop here.'

Example:

Bundjalung : yahnala ngumbinya (nyumbinya sic.) (from Y:Holm:QLon)

English: 'sitting or staying at home'

Example:

Bundjalung : Yahn.galah ngaw waymalehla. (from Y:Sha:Culh)

English: 'I'm sitting talking.'


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