English: underneath, under, below, bottom, base
Bundjalung: bala, balay, bala(y)
Part of Speech: locative, noun
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Category: location
Comment: Must take same case marking as the noun it qualifies (loc case balayah); bale in Gd. Also balay 'under, underneath', balayah loc case.
Gold Coast Tweed: Y:Sha:Culhm balayah underneath; M:Liv balli, ballia
South West: Cas:Smy bela, belaja ; Wa:Crowl bala;
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt bale

Bundjalung : Mul balaya bigiya. (from Ca)

English: 'The tobacco is under the coolamon.'


Bundjalung : Wangah yunamah wagar jaruli bala-gihmbadji. (from Ca)

English: 'Put your a (somewhere) under the stone.'

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