Digitising palawa kani and apps
Existing palawa kani materials have been entered into a database along with each word’s history and background, audio of its sound, images, display charts, any teaching exercises, and any videos. This will continue to grow as new words are revived and resources are produced. This database is installed on computers located in the Aboriginal Children’s Centre and community areas of each of the three regional TAC offices, so community and staff can access, browse, print and download ...
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mina munathiya - I am sick.
mina takwatja - I have a runny nose.
mina lati mapali - I'm coughing lots.
prupari rri-nanya mukwi-ta - Put your hand on your mouth.
mina kukantara - I am tired.
rana-mana miriti - My body hurts.
tiyakuni - It's hard to breathe.
mina luwara & ranana - I am hot and cold.
paytamiriti payintrika - Bad headache.
mina putiya makara lunalari - I can't stop sneezing.
mina wingani tanitay - I feel dizzy.
mina wingani like tiya - I feel like ...
Aboriginal Community Placenames.
These place-names have been decided by community AGMs.
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palawa kani posters
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waranta tapilti tayaritja-tu - we go to the islands
mulaka yula!- hunting muttonbirds
yula pinika wurangkili-ti - muttonbirds fly in the sky
yula ringina-ti - mutton bird in the burrow.
pliri ningina yula mapali - the boy got lots of muttonbirds.
ningina kuwara off - get the feathers off
luwana rukiri lurana paya- the girls cuts two legs.
rukiri open yula - cut open the muttonbird.
putiya pumili patrula! -Don't make fire!
patrula mapali pungkatina-ti -Many fires in the bush.
patrula milangkani- The fire grows.
putrula withikitha- The flames are high.
nara tiyuratina. - It's windy.
rralanalungata taypani - A storm is coming.
kawinrika nawama? - Hear the thunder?
nipakawa withikitha - The waves are high.
layna rrala-warr! - Strong current!!