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26 an austkalian language.

2. Sentences.

Minyugalela we — 'what are you doing'? Yogum gai liiuluru-

mullela — 'I am doing nothing'. Minyugaloro we nobo ? —

' what did you do yesterday '? Gaio kaggaloro cuUuni Noggug-

gai — ' I caught fish for Noggug.'

Gaio v.-anye bundau wianje, kulga cully gaia — ' I to you a tonia-

hawdv will give, (if) you cut down a tree for me ; or, cut down a

tree for me, (and) I will give you a tomahawk.' Yile bundan?

— ' where (i.s) the tomahawk '? Kunde bukkora — ' over there.'

Kulga culle koranna — 'cut down that high tree.' Yile w^alo

kulgajumgei'ry, wana — " if you do not like to cut it down,

leave it alone.' Gaio kulgunne kaba culle wda baijum bibbo

— *I cut down that ti-ee before you came.' Gaio wanye naienne

kulgabulenne — ' I saw you cutting (it).

Gaio w-anye monno webara gaia kunjilligerry — ' I would like

you to light that fire for me.' Walo kia muUanye kunjeba

— 'you ask him to light (it).' Gaio mullauye nobo kianne

kunjebunne — ' I asked him to light it yesterday.' Munno

webara kunjilloroljo — ' the fire is lighted.' Munno webara

kunjillinneban nobo — 'that fire will be lighted to-morrow.'

Gen kuggalela ? — 'who is calling'? Kera kuggalela — -'a wdiite

cockatoo is calling.' Mully kera mibin kialela — 'that cockatoo

speaks like a man.' Paian-jug giin — ' it is warm to-day.'

Kubberry gai paian — ' I am hungry to-day.' Wia kunlunne

bogon gai — ' I am sorry for you.' Walo ca, bunyarra-d-unda —

'you eat, (you) will be all right.'

Gaio naienne kurrunnebo manne, kenne; gaio buminne undui'-

runebyu ; undurr ben-anne. — 'I saw a number pf ducks and

white cockatoos ; I killed some ; some flew away.'

Loganda, cannaljigy gaio naienne webarabo. Cannaby yer-

I'ubilloro w'ebarabo. Yaburugen gaiaba kyuanne. Yaburugen

gullawonne, ' injeo we '? Gaio kiallen ' Brisbane-gobullen.' Gaio

naienne nogumme kakaba. (Cannaby bikbullen. Cannaby ko-

wallen nogumme webanno — ' On the Logan, I saw them in the

camp (lit., at the fire). They were singing in the camp. One

came to me. One asked me where I Avas going. I replied,

' Going to Brisbane.' I saw dogs there. They w-ere liarking.

They called them into the camp.'

Miscellaneous.

Gaio nan cuan bowan, 'I will see (one who) will throw a speai'.' Gaio nan cuan bow^alen, ' I will see a spear thrown.' Gaio nan cuan bongunneban nobo, 'I will see (that) a .spear shall be thrown to-morrow.' Gaio naienne yunbulela undu- runne poiolgo, 'I saw somebody going up the hill.' Gaio nai- enne kamy cuan warre bulenne, ' I saw him carrying .spears.'

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