Study Face-to-Face

The Australian National University offers face-to-face Gamilaraay classes for students and the general public, in Canberra and Sydney. … More Study Face-to-Face

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Yinarraa Bulaarr – A second great woman, Luise Hercus

Fred Reece said that while yinarr is ‘woman’ yinarraa is special, is like you were made a ‘dame’ or something similar. On Wednesday Aunty Fay Green became Dr Fay Green, OAM. On Friday we farewelled another yinarraa, Luise Hercus – A great worker for Aboriginal languages and culture and a valued friend of many Aboriginal … More Yinarraa Bulaarr – A second great woman, Luise Hercus

Garay/Gaay ‘Easter-gu’ GYdha. A GY word for ‘Easter’.

There has been a request for a word for ‘Easter’; It would be gaba to say, in GY: ??? gayaa rather than English ‘Happy Easter’. Some possibilities: Below are three possible words, followed by a longer discussion about the process for developing each of them. Yiidja, from English ‘Easter’ Nganbirraa from nganbirr-aa ; – ‘going-across … More Garay/Gaay ‘Easter-gu’ GYdha. A GY word for ‘Easter’.

Yayaa – Calendar

Winanga-Li Gunnedah have been working on Gamilaraay language with their children for some time. One project that came out of that was to get names for letters – so that we can talk about them in Gamilaraay. At the moment we need to use English names for the letters ‘ay, bee, see, .. haitch,…double-yu,  etc. … More Yayaa – Calendar

Minya ‘Christmas’ Gamilaraaydha, Yuwaalaraaya?

New words   2017-11-16     What is ‘Christmas’ (and ‘gift’) in GY We are looking for words for ‘Christmas’, ‘gift/present’, and for other things people want to say at this time of the year. Some would like send Gamilaraay Yuwaalaraay Christmas greetings and cards. Below some discussion and possibilities. It would be great if … More Minya ‘Christmas’ Gamilaraaydha, Yuwaalaraaya?