If you wanted to get someone up a bit more quickly you might say Mapalku pakala! Mapalku means quickly or immediately, and pakala means get up.
You might even direct it at too different members of your family. Katja mapalku pakala! Katja means son, mapalku means quickly or immediately and pakala means get up.
Let’s get some other family members up for school quickly.
Kuṯa means older brother, mapalku means quickly or immediately and pakala means get up.
Kangkuṟu means older sister, mapalku means quickly or immediately and pakala means get up.
Finally, Ngayuku means my, waltja means family, mapalku means quickly or immediately and pakala means get up..
Now let’s focus a little more around the camp then the home.
Maybe you want to ask someone to chop some firewood, you might say Nyuntu waṟu maṟa? Nyuntu means you, waṟu means firewood and maṟa means to get.
Once you collect the firewood you might tell someone to light a fire. You could say Waṟu kalala! Kapi pala ngalya-yananyi! Waṟu means fire, kalala means light it, kapi means water/rain, pala means that and ngalya-yananyi means coming.
You might be a bit hungry so you might want to tell your family you are hungry. You might say Ngayulu anymatjara, ka nyuntu? Ngayulu means I’m, anymatjara means hungry and nyuntu means you.
If you’re hungry you could say Ngali maḻu wipu ngalkuṉi. Ngali means us two, maḻu wipu means kangaroo tail and ngalkuṉi means eat.
After you’ve eaten some food you might ask someone to tell a story. You could say tjitji tjuta-ngka wapar watjala. Tjitji tjuṯa means children, la kutu means to, wapar means story and watjala means tell it.
While sitting around the fire the smoke might be getting in your eyes. You might say Waṟungku puyutjunanyi. Waṟungku means the fire is and puyutjunanyi means smoking me out.
As it gets later, it might be time for everyone to go to sleep. You might say Ngayulu manta-ngka ngarinyi. Ngayulu means I, manta means ground, the ending -ngka means at and ngarinyi means lying down.
Pointing at your Dad you might say Mamanya anku ngarinyi. Mamanya means Dad is, anku means asleep and ngarinyi means lying down.
Let’s recap the different words we’ve learnt.
That’s it for the first five lessons of Yankunytjatjara. We’ll be aedding more over the next few months to help keep the learning going. Remember to keep going back over the material we’ve covered in the first five lessons to keep words and sentences fresh in your memory.