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By Tasaku Tsunoda

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Warrongo is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language that was spoken in northeast Australia. This quantity is basically in keeping with the wealthy facts recorded from the final fluent speaker. It info the phonology, morphology and syntax of the language. specifically, it offers a really scrutinizing description of syntactic ergativity - a phenomenon that's infrequent one of the world's language. It additionally exhibits that, in contrast to another Australian languages, Warrongo has noun words which are configurational. total this quantity exhibits what could be documented of a language that has just one speaker.

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Suffixation). (b) One noun phrase. (c) One sentence. 1. g. Warrongo, seem to consist of just one root. There are two suffixes used in the names of groups: -barra and -gaba. g. plants), and adverbs indicating cardinal directions, among others. The resultant stems refer to person(s) who belong(s) to, or, who is(/are) associated with, or who come(s) from, the place or the like. They often refer to a group of people, but they can also refer to its individual members. They refer to humans, and there is no example that refers to animals or plants.

The meaning of -ture [tfQ] is not known. It may possibly be the comitative suffix ('with, having'). (For the comitative or the like, Warrongo has C-jiN-yi (cf. 8), and Djaru of Western Australia has C-jaroN-yaro (Tsunoda 198la: 227). ] carpet snakes'. The occurrence of the word gabul 'carpet snake' in these southern languages suggests that there may be versions of the story in which Carpet Snake traveled farther south than the Burdekin Falls. g. lava, basalt, volcanic craters, and hot springs. 3-[2]) narrated a story (in 1974, in English) that describes the origin of the Herberton Crater (Map 2), roughly as follows.

Contrast, either in stops or nasals. aminal contrast in stops only, and lacks it in nasals (Sutton 1973: 34). See Table 1-4. See (i-i) and (i-ii) of Table 1-6 for examples. aminal contrasts on the continent. ) Table 1-4. Oppositions in lamina! 3-[7]). Sutton (1973: 14) notes that the peoples of W-GB-G 'formed something of a unity', and he cites Eric Gertz, a Gugu-Badhun speaker (cf. com/, accessed on 30 March 2007). e. from :tvft. Garnet to Charters Towers) coincides with the territories ofW-GB-G.

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