English: topic change
Bundjalung: -nguy, -ngu, -ng
Part of Speech: suffix
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Comment: cf also nguy usually indicates change of topic, but sometimes just conjunction; occurs on verb of second sentence (or clause), or the first word of the second sentence, whatever that may be.
South West: Wa:Crowl ;
Example:

Bundjalung : Mala baygal yarbilehla mala-nguy dubaya ngahrila. (from W)

English: 'The man is singing and the woman is dancing.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Ngihma mala biridju madji mala jugayah-nguy. (from W)

English: 'Squeeze the honey there so you can drink it (then).'

Example:

Bundjalung : Wulah nganyi mala wangah dugulduguhl ngali-ngu yan.gahnybe. (from W)

English: 'Give me that dilly-bag of yours before we go.' (and only then will we go)


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