By Tasaku Tsunoda

Warrongo is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language that was once spoken in northeast Australia. This quantity is essentially in keeping with the wealthy facts recorded from the final fluent speaker. It info the phonology, morphology and syntax of the language. particularly, it offers a really scrutinizing description of syntactic ergativity - a phenomenon that's infrequent one of the world's language. It additionally indicates that, not like another Australian languages, Warrongo has noun words which are configurational. total this quantity exhibits what may be documented of a language that has just one speaker.

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Garnet, Cashmere Station, Herbert Gorge (excluding Glen Ann and Kirrama Stations), Wairuna, :tvft. Fox, Blue Range and Hill Grove Stations (excluding Charters Towers) and Mount Surprise. He did not know if Innot Hot Springs was included in the territory. ) This area roughly coincides with the W-GB-G territories. (iii) Pompy Clurnppoint (a Jirru speaker from the coast) stated (in 1974) that Gurjal was spoken from Mt Garnet to Charters Towers. This area coincides with the W-GB-G territories. The remarks cited above suggest that W-GB-G were collectively referred to by one single label- Gurijal or something similar.

Bidyara and Gungabula (Breen 1973: 199) and Margany and Gunya (Breen 1981: 366). Also, Watkin and Hamilton (1887: 224) list kabool for 'Carpet snake' in the languages of Stmdbroke and Moreton Islands, immediately east of Brisbane. ) E. e for 'Snake (carpet)' in the language of Ballina (New South Wales). About 50krn north of Brisbane, there is a shire whose name is 'Caboolture'. It is pronounced [kabllilt;P], with stress on [bu:], and not on [ka] (again an interference from English). According to a tourist brochure (Bribie Island & Caboolture Shire Tourist Map & Iriformation Guide), this name means 'the place of the carpet snake'.

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. W-GB-G seem to have been sometimes collectively referred to by one single label, as follows. {i1fal] (Gurijal), but in 1972 and 1974 he called it Warrongo (cf. 1). 3-[1]). He stated that the outline of Gujal territory is Mt.

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