English: throw away, throw, fly away, spit out or throw something whether or not a target is actually aimed at or hit
Bundjalung: bira-
Part of Speech: verb transitive
Related Words: yaruh-   yaruhli-  
With same English translation:  
Comment: Idiomatic uses: badjay bira-, jahny bira- 'to answer, retort', buhwi bira- 'to breathe' (literally 'eject breath'), ganyahl bira- 'go fishing' (literally 'throw fishing line'); throw, fly away, fish (throw line); 'cast through' (M:Liv). Wa; also 'to answer' Gd; badjay bira- 'to answer', buwi bira- 'to breathe', jahny bira- 'to retort', ngahny bira- 'to yawn', guyuhng bira- 'to toss up into the air' (swing throw) Gd; bira, birala, birani 'throw' (Y:Holm); 'cast through' (M:Liv); bihra 'thro
Gold Coast Tweed: M:Liv birra, berranne; birre; birryalen ganig ; Y:Sha:Culhm bira- throw, bihra fly-; Y:Allen pr bira, p birani, pf biranian, f birala throw; Y:Watsn bi'ra; bir'an
Lower Richmond: Bj:Holm:Fergn,Turnbl bira-, prog. biralila, biraligu, biralija, biralijan, biralinyun;
South West: Wa:Crowl; We:Gordn biralehla throwing; Cas:Smy bir-a, bira:, bira:ni, biralen, biralela throw, fish;
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt; Gn:Mathew bira; Gn:Mathew bira throw
Example:

Bundjalung : Mala nyahngandu birani waybara. (from W)

English: 'She threw it into the fire.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Birah mala darigan. (from W)

English: 'Throw the bones away.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Birahny ngadju gahny jehngga. (from W)

English: 'I'll spit them out of my mouth.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Ngabarmah wahlu malahni jahny birah. (from W)

English: 'Answer him quickly.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Mala buhwi biralehlabu. (from Gd:Geyt)

English: 'He's still breathing.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Birah mala ganyahl. (from Gd:Geyt)

English: 'Go fishing!' 'Throw a fishing line.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Gila baygal biralehla. (from Bj:Hol)

English: 'There is a man fishing.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Biralehla-bar-nguy (from Bj:Hol)

English: 'while (I) am fishing'


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