Today’s comic talks about different relations:
Here is what the two characters (Thidnamara ‘Frog’ on the left, and Mawakantyi ‘Greedy’ on the right) are saying — to help understand them you might have a look back at this blog post and this blog post. For some of the dialogue listen to the recordings of Aunty Rene and Aunty Winnie below:
|Thidnamara:||wardaru yini mawakantyi?|
|Mawakantyi:||matya nganhi manyu|
|Mawakantyi:||nhaniya ngakarni papa|
|Mawakantyi:||nhawurda ngakarni kaka|
Listen to Aunty Rene and Aunty Winnie saying part of the dialogue:
nhaniya ngakarni papa
nhawurda ngakarni kaka
In the next blog post we will look at the translation of this dialogue and also some ways it can be used in language learning activities, either by yourself or in a group, such as in a classroom.
Note: Thanks to Greg Wilson and the Dieri Language Committee for sharing their sound recordings.