English: speak, say, talk, tell (to do something), tell someone something, tell, inform, order, ask
Bundjalung: wadji-
Part of Speech: verb transitive
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Category: language
Comment:
South West: Wa:Crowl; We:Gordn wajehla , wajilehla say , talk; Wa:Calley wadje: speak ; Cas:Smy wadj-e, wadjelela, wadje:ga, wadjeni, wadjilenj, wadjilja:
Example:

Bundjalung : Ngambuhru wadjeh. (from W)

English: 'Say it slowly.' (slow speak)

Example:

Bundjalung : Wanah mununu yanah ngadju wadjehnyidjahng. (from W)

English: 'Don't go from there unless I tell you.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Nyang ngadji galahni wadjehny? (from W)

English: 'What will we tell him?'

Example:

Bundjalung : Jiginehny galahni wadjehny? (from W)

English: 'How will we tell him?'

Example:

Bundjalung : Maliyu dandaygambu wadjini biridju nyulangi yanginiyah. (from W)

English: 'The old man told him to bring him some honey.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Nyahn.gandu wadjini yan.gahny ngay. (from W)

English: 'She said, I will go.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Nyahn.gandu wadjini yan.gahny nyahn.gan. (from W)

English: 'She said she would go.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Yagambeh mahnyuni wadji-wadjehnyi yagambeh mahnyulu ganngahny. (from W)

English: 'If you don't encourage them (to learn), they won't understand anything.'


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