Lesson 1 – Colours, Numbers and Daily Conversation
In this lesson you will learn how to introduce yourself to someone. You can ask them how they are, and tell them a bit about yourself too. There are also a few ways to say goodbye. At the end of the lesson, let’s learn some words for numbers and colours.
Check out the following videos to listen to some more conversation in Arabana:
wara means who and anpa means you
antha means I
NOTE: The ending -nha is used after a person’s name. If the name ends in a vowel sound (a,e,i,o,u), then use -anha or -inha. If the name doesn’t end in a vowel, use -nha.
intyara means where, the ending -nganha means originally from and anpa means you
antha means I and the ending -nganha means originally from
antha means I, nhikirnda means here and the ending -nganha means originally from
anpa means you and ngurku meaning well
aṟayi means yes, antha means I and ngurku means good/well
maltya means not, antha means I and ngurku means good/well
FEELINGS AND ACTIONS
antha means I and walki-walkirnda means a bit sick/crook
antha means I and ngantaranta means tired.
antha means I, madlhirinta means cold
marutya meaning hot and tharkarnda meaning standing/being
antha meaning I and wadlhampu meaning hungry
antha means I, yankathara means thirsty and -wanta meaning feel.
minha means what and anpa means you
athu means I, tyalpa means food and tharnirnda means eating
antha means I, wadni means song and wangkarda means singing.
minha means what, anpa means you and wayarnda means want
athu means I, tyalpa means food and wayarnda means want
athu means I, kutha means water and wayarnda means want
minha means what, anpa means you, tharnilhuku means to eat and wayarnda means want
athu means I, tyalpa means vegetables, ngadlyurru means green, wayarnda means want, puntyu means meat and nyurdu means also
COMING AND GOING
intyara means where and yukarnda means going
antha means I, ngura means home, the ending -ruku means to/towards and thikarnda means return
antha means I, punga-punga means toilet, the ending -ruku means to/towards and yukarnda means going
antha means I and thangkarda means staying.
wangarra means tomorrow and nhanhi means see
athu means I, unanha means you, anti means soon and nhanhinhanga means will see
antha means I and yukarnda means going.
yuka by itself means to go
This word is used when something has done something really Deadly or great!
This word is used when something is looking really Deadly or flash!
Yutaki means all done, all finished
Arabana numbers didn’t go past three traditionally. Mara five is simply the word for hand. For larger numbers, simply add together these numbers. For example, kulpari-kulpari could be used for six.