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Language: Guguyimidjir (1773)

Source/Author:  Sydney Parkinson (1773) 
Notes:  AKA Guugu Yimidhirr

Faithfully transcribed from the Papers of the late SYDNEY PARKINSON, Draughtsman to JOSEPH BANKS, Esq. on his late Expedition with Dr. SOLANDER, round the World. (London, 1773)

"Their language was not harsh, as may be seen by the following vocabulary, and they articulated their words very distinctly, though, in speaking, they made a great motion with their lips, and uttered their words vociferously, especially when they meant to shew their dissent or disapprobation. When they were pleased, and would manifest approbation, they said Hee, with a long flexion of the voice, in a high and shrill tone. They often said Tut, tut, many times together, but we knew not what they meant by it, unless it was intended to express astonishment. At the end of this Tut, they sometimes added Urr, and often whistled when they were surprised. Cabeeleelee, coyelaillo, halle-cutta, yerba, yerbe, yerga, are words they frequently made use of, but the meaning of them we could not find out.
As a mark of dissent, they said Aipa, several times, and this was the only word, that we could distinguish, to accord with the Otaheitean language" 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Richard Parker  Checked By:  
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  • Total Data: 48
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Classification:  Australian:Pama-Nyungan:Guugu-Yimidhirr 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
175 above      
191 all      
192 and      
146 ash      
173 at      
13 back word info mocoo back    
165 bad, evil      
14 belly gippa belly    
176 below      
153 big      
97 bird      
147 black      
23 blood      
15 bone baityebai bones    
113 branch word info maiye branch or stalk    
18 breast coyer breast    
18 breast coyoor nipples    
56 child      
131 cloud word info wulgar clouds    
139 cold word info      
166 correct, true      
168 day      
10 dirty      
96 dog cotta dog    
140 dry word info      
82 dull, blunt      
11 dust      
43 ear melea ears    
119 earth/soil poapoa earth    
98 egg      
204 Eight word info      
45 eye meul eyes    
180 far      
104 fat/grease      
60 father dunjo father    
99 feather poetyo feather    
208 Fifty word info      
143 fire maianang fire    
111 fish poteea fish    
201 Five word info      
116 flower      
132 fog      
200 Four word info      
117 fruit      
164 good      
118 grass      
151 green      
26 hair word info tulkoore hair    
26 hair word info morye hair of head    
26 hair word info moree hair of head    
1 hand mangal hands    
184 he/she      
24 head wageegee head    
142 heavy      
61 house      
194 how? word info      
57 husband      
182 I      
193 if      
174 in, inside      
16 intestines      
126 lake      
114 leaf      
2 left      
4 leg/foot peegoorga legs    
4 leg/foot edamal feet    
135 lightning      
17 liver      
155 long word info      
108 louse word info      
54 man/male bamma man    
103 meat/flesh      
129 moon      
109 mosquito      
59 mother      
30 mouth      
63 name      
158 narrow      
179 near      
25 neck doomboo neck    
68 needle      
163 new      
167 night      
205 Nine word info      
195 no, not      
27 nose bonjoo nose    
162 old word info      
197 One word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      
190 other      
160 painful, sick pandal sore    
53 person/human being      
133 rain      
102 rat      
149 red      
3 right      
6 road/path      
115 root      
65 rope goorga rope or line    
112 rotten word info      
125 salt      
121 sand toowal sand    
121 sand joowal sand    
124 sea      
203 Seven word info      
81 sharp      
154 short word info      
19 shoulder      
161 shy, ashamed      
202 Six word info      
12 skin      
128 sky kere sky    
152 small      
145 smoke word info      
106 snake      
110 spider      
130 star      
79 stick/wood zoocoo wood    
120 stone walba stone    
105 tail maboo tail of turtle    
206 Ten word info      
178 that      
62 thatch/roof      
187 they      
157 thick word info      
156 thin word info      
177 this      
183 thou      
199 Three word info      
134 thunder      
41 to bite      
137 to blow word info      
28 to breathe      
144 to burn word info      
91 to buy      
38 to chew word info      
85 to choose      
172 to climb word info      
7 to come      
39 to cook word info meerya to roast or dress victuals    
196 to count      
34 to cry      
78 to cut, hack word info      
75 to die, be dead      
90 to dig      
50 to dream      
40 to drink chuchala to drink    
37 to eat boota to eat    
37 to eat bootina to eat    
37 to eat yette to eat    
37 to eat yatta to eat    
95 to fall word info      
22 to fear      
123 to flow      
101 to fly      
86 to grow word info      
44 to hear      
171 to hide word info      
72 to hit word info      
89 to hold word info      
69 to hunt word info      
74 to kill      
20 to know, be knowledgeable      
33 to laugh      
49 to lie down word info      
76 to live, be alive      
92 to open, uncover      
84 to plant      
93 to pound, beat word info      
64 to say      
77 to scratch word info      
46 to see      
67 to sew word info      
70 to shoot word info      
51 to sit tucai to sit down    
51 to sit tucaiya to sit down    
48 to sleep      
29 to sniff, smell      
36 to spit      
80 to split word info      
88 to squeeze word info      
71 to stab, pierce      
52 to stand      
73 to steal      
42 to suck      
87 to swell word info      
9 to swim mailelel to swim    
21 to think      
94 to throw word info      
66 to tie up, fasten      
8 to turn word info      
35 to vomit      
5 to walk      
83 to work word info      
47 to yawn aibudje to yawn    
32 tongue unjar tongue    
31 tooth mulere teeth    
31 tooth mole teeth    
207 Twenty word info      
198 Two word info      
138 warm word info      
122 water word info poorai water    
185 we word info      
141 wet      
188 what? word info      
170 when? word info      
181 where? word info      
148 white      
189 who? word info      
159 wide      
58 wife      
136 wind      
100 wing      
55 woman/female mootjel woman    
127 woods/forest      
107 worm (earthworm)      
169 year      
150 yellow      
186 you      

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