By Tasaku Tsunoda
Warrongo is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language that was once spoken in northeast Australia. This quantity is basically in accordance with the wealthy information recorded from the final fluent speaker. It information the phonology, morphology and syntax of the language. particularly, it presents a really scrutinizing description of syntactic ergativity - a phenomenon that's infrequent one of the world's language. It additionally exhibits that, not like another Australian languages, Warrongo has noun words which are configurational. total this quantity exhibits what could be documented of a language that has just one speaker.
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G. plants), and adverbs indicating cardinal directions, among others. The resultant stems refer to person(s) who belong(s) to, or, who is(/are) associated with, or who come(s) from, the place or the like. They often refer to a group of people, but they can also refer to its individual members. They refer to humans, and there is no example that refers to animals or plants. xon 1980: 325), including Warrongo. e. e. 3).  -gaba This suffix appears to mean 'people' (Sutton 1973:103) or 'denizen of, and to denote 'an intrinsic relationship, one of belonging or identity' (Peter Sutton, e-mail message of 26 May 2003).
3. Names ofplaces :Most of the placenames consist of one word. But some of the placenames have the form of a sentence. ) There is at least one placename that has the form of a noun phrase.  In the myth that concerns the origin of water (cf. ) and hiding water from other animals. g. (4-65-b), Text 1, Line 28, (ii) Galo Cmouse'), and (iii): (1-1) galo-nggo balba-n banggarra-flJ. ' The placenarne (1-1) has the form of a sentence. The placenames Banggarra and Galo are instances of those consisting of one word.
E. - TT] of Herbert River to Hinchinbrook [Channel - TT], past Palm Island. past Magnetic Island. up Ross River, up Hervey Range, where it rests. -TT]. ) See Map 2 for Ross River and Hervey Range. 1-. ) This word seems to refer to the (original) people of Townsville-Magnetic Island area. The Aboriginal reference group of which Shirley Johnson is a member, has the name 'Gubalbarra Reference Group'. No doubt, 'Gubalbarra' refers to gabulharra 'carpet snake person(s)' In the myth of people west of Townsville, Carpet Snake seems to travel farther west.