Wednesday 26th June
Today's lesson was based on lesson 5:
Practising suffixes –kurra/-kirra –ngurlu/ngirli and directional endings
We talked about the two ways of referring to direction in a Warlpiri sentence
1. The suffixes below go on the end of the object of the sentence, and give the direction in relation to that object, ie. house.
Eg. Ngurra-kurra – towards the camp
Eg. Pirli-ngirli – from the hill
2. These directional endings go on the end of the verb, and give the direction in relation to the speaker.
-rra - away from (the speaker)
-rni – towards (the speaker)
-mpa – moving past (the speaker)
Eg. Yanirra – Going away
Eg. Yanirni - Coming towards
Eg. Yanimpa – Going past
We worked on sentences 1-20 from lesson 5 (click here for sentences)
Also covered command forms of verbs eg. Yukami/Yukaya – To enter/Enter!
Then we went through pronouns and auxiliary practise
How to say ‘I am, we, you, they are’. [see sheet here]
- Book: We read Mungalyurrurlu kalu ngapa kardirni (click here for book)
Kardirni – to scoop out (as from a pool)
Mulju – soakage
Kartaku – billy can