Innamincka Talk: A Grammar of the Innamincka Dialect of Yandruwandha with Notes on Other Dialects
Pacific Linguistics, Jan 1, 2004 - Aboriginal Australians - 245 pages
Innamincka Talk: a grammar of the Innamincka dialect of Yandruwandha with notes on other dialects is one of a pair of companion volumes on Yandruwandha, a dialect of the language formerly spoken on the Cooper and Strzelecki Creeks and the country to the north of the Cooper, in the northeast corner of South Australia and a neighbouring strip of Queensland. The other volume is entitled Innamincka Words. Innamincka Talk is a more technical work and is intended for specialists and for interested readers who are willing to put some time and effort into studying the language. Innamincka Words is for readers, especially descendants of the original people of the area, who are interested but not ready to undertake serious study of the language. It is also a necessary resource for users of Innamincka Talk. These volumes document all that could be learnt from the last speakers of the language in the last years of their lives by a linguist who was involved with other languages at the same time. These were people who did not have a full knowledge of the culture of their forebears, but were highly competent, indeed brilliant, in the way they could teach what they knew to the linguist student. Although the volumes document only a small part of a rich culture, they are a tribute to the ability and diligence of the teachers.
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3pl:NOM 3sg:NOM:THERE adverb affixed aspect markers bound morphemes cluster combine compound consonant dative dialect dictionary entry Diyari EMPH emphatic suffix ergative free morpheme function genitive gerund go-NP go-PRES heard inflected inflectional suffixes Innamincka intransitive kangaroo kara karna kathi kurnu language location-THERE lsg:ACC lsg:ERG lsg:ERG 3sg:ACC lsg:GEN lsg:NOM main clause Matja mayi meaning meat mirni morpheme muduwa nasal ngadi ngakani ngala ngaldra ngali nganha nganyi ngapa ngapala ngarru ngathu ngathu yinha ngurra nhina nhulu nhuludu nhuniyi nhunu nhutjadu nominalised verb nominative Note noun phrase noun stem object occur padla pandi pani parrkulu phonemes prestopped reduplicated reduplicated form referred seems sentence spear stem formative stress Strzelecki subordinate clause suffix syllable tense thalka thana tharra thawa thawa-nhana thawarla thika transitive verb translated verb root verb stem verbless vowel walya Wangkumara warra wathi word yada Yandruwandha yarndu Yawarrawarrka yina yindri yini yintjadu yundru