English: say (something), speak (a language), talk
Bundjalung: nguyayma-
Part of Speech: verb transitive
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Category: language
Comment:
Lower Richmond: Bj:Sha:Turnbl nguyuyma (nguyma?), nguyuy male:la pres &/or cont; Bj:Holm:Fergn ngujaima-, ngujaimali, ngujaimalila, ngujaimani
South West: Wa:Crowl ;
Example:

Bundjalung : Wanah nguyaymaleh mahnyunah nguyay. (from W)

English: 'Don't speak their language!'

Example:

Bundjalung : Maliyu nganyi ngabar-ngabarmahla nguyaymahla. (from W)

English: 'He is speaking quickly.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Mala baygal nguyaymalehla jarwalinyun mala bargan. (from W)

English: 'The man is speaking while carving the boomerang.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Wahlu nguyaymah. (from Bj:Hol)

English: 'You say it.'


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