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

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