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Kala Lagaw Ya

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Introduction

Kala Lagaw Ya is a language of Australia. It is spoken in Queensland, Western Torres Strait islands, Mabuiag, Badu, Moa, Kubin, Saibai, Boigu, Dauan, Yam, Sue, Yorke, Coconut, Thursday, Bamaga Islands; Townsville, Brisbane. .

Dialects

Kalaw Kawaw.

The Kala Lagaw Ya Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitethœidha+i-
to blowpayi-, puuya-
to breathengœna
to burn(muipu) puya-, (muithai/muipu) natha-, yayama-
to buybarpuuda-
to chewthala+i-
to choosethaya, thayama-
to climbgimawala+i-, giyami
to comebœi, ngapa
to cook(muipu) natha-, (wœrpu) thara-, tharthara-, wœidha+i-
to countgethtida+i-
to crymayœrs-
to cut, hackpapatha-, patha
to die, be deaduum(a)
to diganara-, pama-
to dreampiki
to drinkwani-
to eatpùrathi-, pùrtha-
to fallpara+i-, puudha+i-
to fearaka
to flowbalbama+i-, punga+i-
to flypalgi-, pœlagi-, wari-
to growkœsimi-
to hearkarngemi-, kœrngai
to hideaba+i-, dhubuthai-, dhubwardhai-, wœradhi-
to hitmathama-, wœrima-
to holdnœidha+i-, pagasama-
to hunt(ai) luuma-, (aipu) luuma+i-
to killumamathama-
to know, be knowledgeablengulaig(a)
to laughgiiw(a)
to lie downuthuiyunai-, uthuiyuwi-
to live, be alivedaan(a), iigil(a)
to open, uncoverpuuda-
to plantnanitha-, uthu-
to pound, beatalmathama-
to say(ya) mula+i-, (yadu) uuma-
to scratchgamusithœridha+i-, garkap thœridha+i-
to seeiima-, naga+i-
to sewpagama-
to shootpaga-, pala-, tadi-, uthu-
to sitni-, niina-, nithama-, niya-, thaanura+i-
to sleeputhui
to sniff, smellgaanu
to spitmòòs(a)
to splitdhadhpalama-
to squeezeadha-, nuuda-, sasima-
to stab, piercebœlsi-, nanitha, paga-, sigama
to standsi-, siina-, siya-, thara+i-
to stealpurunu wardha-
to suckpuyma-, susuwani-
to swellyœuru-
to swim(wœrpu) waya+i-, thapa-
to thinkwakaithœmama+i-
to thrownithu-, thaya-
to tie up, fastenkunuma-, yathara-
to turnruwama+i-
to walkmaab(a)
to vomitmœgis(a)
to workzageth(a)
to yawngùdkasapa+i-

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