Today’s cartoon includes some simple expressions that we have seen before (you might find it useful to revise this blog post and this blog post). You can click on the cartoon to see a bigger version in a new window.
Here is what the characters are saying in Dieri:
Boy: Ngapiri! Ngapiri!
Boy: Nganha nhayiyamayi karlkungarna
Man: Yini karlkungayi manyu marla
Man: Ngamamayi! Yini puriyathi
Can you work out what the cartoon is about? We have seen all the words before, except for karlkunga-rna which means ‘to jump’. Try to understand the dialogue and how the Dieri language is being used.
The translation and a discussion of the cartoon will be in the next blog post.