English: explode (Gd), open up, flare up or brighten suddenly, burst, blaze, come out (of sun), shoot
Bundjalung: banggi-
Part of Speech: verb intransitive
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Category: natural_environment
Comment: Can refer to noise of sudden opening up or flaring up Wa; inherently singular, does not take completive or repetitive suffixes except in combination with ma- 'cause' Gd.
South West: Wa:Crowl

Bundjalung : Waybar mala banggehn. (from W)

English: 'The fire was blazing.'


Bundjalung : Waybar mala banggi-banggehn. (from W)

English: 'The fire flared up in sparks.'


Bundjalung : Gala yalgan banggehn. (from W)

English: 'The sun burst out (from behind a cloud).'

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