English: wait, wait for, accompany
Bundjalung: ngunda-
Part of Speech: verb transitive
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Comment: Also recorded as nguhnda- (see example), Morgan has mundali-, q.v. Gd 'accompany' meaning appears to overlap with Wa examples of 'wait for'.
Lower Richmond: Bj:Holm ngunda- , r.-r. imp. ngundali , term. ngundalin
South West: Wa:Crowl ; Cas:Smy ngund-a , ngudale:gur , ngu:ndalen ;
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt accompany;
Example:

Bundjalung : Gadji ngay jugalehny ngaywahr yagambeh nguhndalehny blaganmihni. (from W)

English: 'I'm going to drink here, but I'm not going to wait for you.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Gadji ngundaleh ngadjah. (from W)

English: 'Wait for me here.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Ngundalehgur gale guwang wanalehni. (from Ca)

English: 'Wait till the rain has stopped.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Wadjungdjargan nguhndalehn ngandiri nyahnagayi. (from Ca)

English: 'The mother-in-law waited for her in the darkness.'


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