Australian Aboriginal Word Game

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Word Game

Postby księżycowy » 2017-11-12, 10:00

Arrernte (aer) ameke-ameke
an important Dreaming site, sacred site

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Word Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-11-13, 23:58

Warlpiri (wbp) yati-wangkami
to pray

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Word Game

Postby księżycowy » 2017-11-16, 10:35

Arrernte (aer) ameke-ameke
secret, sacred

Anyone wanna start an AAL answer-ask game?

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Word Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-11-16, 17:38

Uy, maybe some other time.

Warlpiri (wbp) jaalyp(a)-wangkami
to whisper, speak softly or in an undertone

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Word Game

Postby księżycowy » 2017-11-16, 21:06

I'm almost inclinded to do away with the flags in this thread. I mean, it's always the same flag. :P

Arrernte: TYARLE-IWEME!
Bet you can't guess what that means without looking. :P
to shout (out), call out

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Word Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-11-16, 21:22

Oh, yeah, I'm inclined to do away with the flags, too. I've been thinking that for a while, actually. Hell, we could even do away with language names as long as it's just the two of us playing with you always posting a word in Arrernte and me always posting another in Warlpiri. :silly: And yeah, I guessed the way you wrote it lol.

Warlpiri: payarrpa
hill, mountain
(because you have to shout to communicate across mountains)

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Word Game

Postby księżycowy » 2017-11-16, 21:38

We could. I just worry that, perchance someone else joins in, would they know what was going on?
Not to mention that I do sometimes do slip in a word of Kaytetye or Western Desert Language. I'm not a one pony act here. :P

And yeah, I guessed the way you wrote it lol.

Figured. :lol:

Arrernte: urterrpe
sandhill, a rise

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Word Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-11-16, 22:05

Well, I am a one-pony act since I haven't learned any Iwaidja yet. :twisted:

Warlpiri: walya
ground, land, country, soil, dirt, sand, earth, world

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Word Game

Postby księżycowy » 2017-11-16, 22:10

Or Arrernte! :hmpf:

Arrernte: alaye
lake

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Word Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-11-16, 22:16

That too :lol:

Ooh, now I get to use a Warlpiri word I know off the top of my head!

ngapa
water

EDIT: "You cannot make another post so soon after your last." :roll:

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Word Game

Postby księżycowy » 2017-11-16, 22:42

EDIT: "You cannot make another post so soon after your last." :roll:

I get that a lot when we play both this and the NAIL word game. :lol:

Arrernte: ararrtye
drought, dry conditions

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Word Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-11-16, 22:56

Warlpiri: karntuka
fires set beside a person opposite the windbreak
(droughts remind me of wildfires ever since we had one :P)

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EDIT: "You cannot make another post so soon after your last." :roll:

I get that a lot when we play both this and the NAIL word game. :lol:

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Word Game

Postby księżycowy » 2017-11-17, 21:40

Arrernte: kwenye-irreme
die down (of a fire), not burn well

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Word Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-11-17, 22:24

Warlpiri: marlirri
cold (weather)

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Word Game

Postby księżycowy » 2017-11-17, 22:47

Pitjantjatjara: nyinnga
snow

Finally found a Aboriginal language with a word for snow!

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Word Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-11-18, 1:25

Warlpiri: yajikirimi
ice cream! :lol:

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Word Game

Postby księżycowy » 2017-11-18, 20:25

Arrernte: akaperte akurne
headache

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Word Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-11-19, 0:01

Warlpiri: mukarniki-mukarniki
feverish

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Word Game

Postby księżycowy » 2017-11-19, 0:18

Arrernte: anteweke-antewe
feeling like you're going to throw up

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Word Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-11-19, 4:49

Warlpiri: karlti-karlti
sick, vomiting, nausea


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