English: dive (Gd), soar, swim, swim (enter-carry), bathe
Bundjalung: gayindi-
Part of Speech: verb intransitive
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Lower Richmond: Bj:Holm gayindi, gayindigal; Bj:Holm:Fergn gayindi-, gayindila ;
South West: Cas:Smy gayind-e, gaijindija: ; Wa:Crowl soar, swim ;
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt dive

Bundjalung : Mala baygal yan.gahla balun.gu gayindiyah. (from W)

English: 'The man is gone to the river to swim.' (from Mala baygal gayindehla. 'The man is swimming')


Bundjalung : Nyula gayindehla burugarah. (from Bj:Hol)

English: 'He is swimming in the sea.'


Bundjalung : Yugumbe ngay gayindehla. (from Bj:Hol)

English: 'I cannot swim.'


Bundjalung : gayindinyun (from Bj:Hol)

English: 'swimming'

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