Eastern Daly Languages
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Eastern Daly Languages
Eastern Daly
Geographic
distribution
Daly River region, northern Australia
Linguistic classificationMacro-Gunwinyguan ?
  • Eastern Daly
Subdivisions
Glottologeast2374[1]
Daly languages.png
The Daly languages (color), among the other non-Pama-Nyungan languages (grey)

  Eastern Daly

The Eastern Daly languages are an extinct family of Australian aboriginal languages that are fairly closely related, at 50% cognate. They were:

These languages had elements of verbal structure that suggest they may be related to the Macro-Gunwinyguan languages. All are now extinct.[2]

Vocabulary

The following basic vocabulary items are from Tryon (1968).[3]

no. gloss Kamor Matngala
1 head pu?æ pu?a
2 hair pu?æmaR pu?æmænæ?
3 eyes miyam dun
4 nose ?inin ?inin
5 ear piyawuR peyawuR
6 tooth ?at ?at
7 tongue ?altïretïre ?ænæR
8 shoulder tæwæR tæwæR
9 elbow dændar dandar
10 hand mæmæk mæmæk
11 breasts kuyu? moeRmoeR
12 back dætoem dætoem
13 belly mæn pak
14 navel ?oedur ?oedoeR
15 heart mændulma mændulma
16 urine wure woere
17 excrete koen koen
18 thigh ?ære ?ære
19 leg kærær kaR
20 knee poe?gaR poe?gar
21 foot mær mær
22 skin baR karala
23 fat moedl moedl
24 blood ?oer?u? ?oeru?oe?
25 bone pæ? pæ?
26 man ?i?e ?ije
27 woman pamgun kuwarak
28 father ba ba?ga?
29 mother kila kidla?
30 grandmother kala kawoy
31 policeman ?aya? ?a?i?
32 spear kanbe kanbe
33 woomera laga? laga?
34 boomerang ?ïmbi?ïmbi? ?ïmbi?ïmbi?
35 nullanulla magulb? yimnalanala
36 hair-belt maR mu?uR
37 canoe wænæ wænæ
38 axe mæ? mæ?
39 dilly bag kalan kaRaR
40 fire yim yim
41 smoke wæn wu?g?R
42 water wuk wuk
43 cloud woe? pær
44 rainbow pulul?y pul?ypul?y
45 barramundi koeyl koely
46 sea wuk ku?uwoy kærætïl
47 river wukpædæR pædæR
48 stone pawar pawaR
49 ground yur? yur?
50 track ?al mær
51 dust puru? puru?
52 sun moeRoeR moeroer
53 moon noedoen nudun
54 star na milan
55 night ?oykdi? ?oey?
56 tomorrow pukunu? neganu?
57 today neyoenu? kam?
58 big ælu kunuwara?
59 possum b? b?
60 dog ?amar ?amaR
61 tail ?irin ?iri?
62 meat pi?æk pi?a
63 snake pi?am ?u?boer
64 red kangaroo ?ayïR ?ay?R
65 porcupine mïdlk mæn?
66 emu noewoet noewoet
67 crow wa?gaR wa?gaR
68 goanna ara? aRa?
69 blue tongue lizard pïRir pïRïR
70 mosquito wuræ? woera?
71 sugar-bag wamæR wæmæR
72 camp dak dak
73 black wakpara wakwaRa
74 white pu?ma tamaRma
75 red pirpma piRpma
76 one næmbay? næmbey?
77 two palpmur? kurin?ey?
78 when? ana?miye ane?ïmbedi?
79 what? an?anu? an?a
80 who? nuwun nu?u?
81 I ?ur?nu? ?ur?
82 you nu?g?rnu? wa?are
83 he kuna kuna
84 grass wæn wæn
85 vegetable food mæye miye
86 tree yim yim
87 leaf wuroer dæmbæl
88 pandanus ?a?a?a ?a?a?a
89 ironwood pawi? pawit
90 ripe damgane pirpma
91 good kunburi? kunburi?
92 bad kuwaruk kuwar?
93 blind wu? wu?
94 deaf ?aba ?aba
95 saliva tak tak

See also

References

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Eastern Daly". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Evans, 2003, The non-Pama-Nyungan languages of northern Australia
  3. ^ Tryon, Darrell T. "The Daly River Languages: A Survey". In Aguas, E.F. and Tryon, D. editors, Papers in Australian Linguistics No. 3. A-14:21-49. Pacific Linguistics, The Australian National University, 1968. doi:10.15144/PL-A14.21
  • Tryon, D. T. (1968). "The Daly River languages: a survey". Papers in Australian Linguistics. 3: 21-36.
  • Tryon, D. T. (1974). Daly family languages, Australia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

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