English: see, look, look at, watch, find
Bundjalung: nyah-
Part of Speech: verb transitive
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Category: senses
Comment: Forms from Curr AT:Curr:Prior attest nyahni (past), initial /ny/, and irregular -bi suffix nyahbidjam 'can't see (it)'. Bray's gloss of nyahni as 'see' (a complete action) is one important clue to the aspect system of the verbs, he did speak the language and gave Curr a rich collection of extras words and sentences; Holm term. nyahni, prog. nyahla, imm. nyahny, r-r term. nyahlin, prog. nyahlilah, ger. nyahbi (Holm); Wi:Curr:Lismore form probably future nyahlany, Crowl - irregular, can be
Gold Coast Tweed: Y:Sha:Culhm look at , see , watch; Y:Holm nyah- , nyahla; wants to nyabigu , nyabigi; Y:Allen pr nya , p nyani , pf nyayan , f nya-ala find (as "see "); Y:Watsn nya; nya'ni; nya'yan; nya'
Lower Richmond: Bj:Sha:Turnbl nja: , nalila: pres &lor cont. , na:ni past , na:nigu (song); Bj:LWilsn nyahla; Bj:Holm:Fergn flah- etc. , na:bigu bt; Wi:Curr:Lismore niallan see; Wi:Curr:Richmond narala see; Ny:Curr:Ballina nad see;
South West: Wa:Crowl; We:Gordn ; Cas:Smy nj-a, nja:la, nja:bigi ;
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt look, see; Gn:JMathew nya ;
Example:

Bundjalung : Nyahli wudja madji nyabaydja. (from W)

English: 'Look at yourself in the water.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Jubunydjahbu ngay nyanyahlila. (from W)

English: 'I look about early in the morning.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Ngadju nyahni blaganmini. (from W)

English: 'I can see you all.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Mahny yirali nyahlila ngalingi. (from W)

English: 'The whitemen are watching us.'

Example:

Bundjalung : nyahlelah (from W)

English: 'seeing'

Example:

Bundjalung : Ngadju wihnyi nyahla. (from Ca)

English: 'I see you.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Ngadju malahni nyahbigi. (from Ca)

English: 'I wish to see that fellow.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Nyahdjam ngay, Nyahbidjam ngay. (from M:Li)

English: 'I do not see.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Ngayu wanyi nyahni galgabalini. (from M:Li)

English: 'I saw you cutting (it).'

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Bundjalung : Nyahla miyiyu. (from Y:Sha:Culh)

English: '(the kids) are staring (at us).'

Example:

Bundjalung : Wahlu nyah. (from Y:Holm:Log)

English: 'You see or look.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Nyahbigu (nyabigi) wahnyi. (from Y:Holm:Log)

English: '(I have come) to see you.'

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Bundjalung : Ngayu nyahla. (from Y:Holm:Curr)

English: 'I can see (him).'

Example:

Bundjalung : Duhyiyjah guruhman nganyih nyahna. (from Y:Sha:Culh)

English: 'The kangaroo is frightened because he sees me.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Nyah malahni jabuhngi jalganyi. (from Y:Sha:Culh)

English: 'Look at the boy and the woman.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Nyahlelah ngaw. (from Y:Sha:Culh)

English: 'I'm looking.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Wahlu nyahni gilahni? (from Tw:Curr:Bra)

English: 'Do you see that one (woman)?'

Example:

Bundjalung : Ngayu nyahni ngubu. (from Tw:Curr:Bra)

English: 'I saw her yesterday.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Gile nyahni ngayu. (from Tw:Curr:Bra)

English: 'I see them now.'(lit. 'there see I')


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