A Grammar of Warrongo by Tasaku Tsunoda PDF

By Tasaku Tsunoda

ISBN-10: 3110238764

ISBN-13: 9783110238761

Warrongo is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language that was once spoken in northeast Australia. This quantity is basically in keeping with the wealthy info recorded from the final fluent speaker. It information the phonology, morphology and syntax of the language. specifically, it presents a very scrutinizing description of syntactic ergativity - a phenomenon that's infrequent one of the world's language. It additionally indicates that, not like another Australian languages, Warrongo has noun words which are configurational. total this quantity exhibits what might be documented of a language that has just one speaker.

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According to Dixon (1991b: 348, 350), west of Jirrbal and north of Warrongo is Ngaygungu, its territory including Atherton but excluding Mount Garnet. West of Ngaygungu and north of Warrongo is Mbabaram, its territory including Irvinebank. West of Mbabaram and northwest of Warrongo is Wagaman, its territory including Almaden and upper reaches of Tate River. South of Wagaman and west ofWarrongo is Agwamin, its territory including Lynnbrook [sic], Mount Surprise, and Einasleigh. ) Rachel Cummins stated (e-mail message of 3 April 2007) that it was agreed upon by Warrongo people and Mbabaram people that the border between their territories is south of Mount Garnet.

The languages that are not mentioned in the present work are not listed in these tables. ) The label 'Pam an' is taken from the word pama 'man, person'. g. Yidiny (Dixon 1977b: 547), Kuku Yalanji (Oates and Oates 1964: 81), Kuuk Thaayorre (or Thaayorre) (Map 1) (Foote and Hall 1992: 101). It also occurs in Warrgamay (Dixon 1981: 124), east ofWarrongo. Similarly, the label 'Marie' is based on the word mari 'man'. g. 2. 1. 3-[9]) are available. 3[7]) are included. e. Wagaman, Agwamin, Wamin, and Mbara- are poorly documented.

Abergowrie, and the Stone River on the east, (iii) Wairuna, Glenharding, and Meadowbank Stations on the south, and (iv) the Great Dividing Range on the west. Warrongo territory seems to have an oblong shape; see Map 3. The information available does not say whether Warrongo territory includes Kangaroo Hills. 6 The language and its speakers In view of the above, the location ofWarrongo in Oates and Oates (1970: 180), Tindale's (1974) map, and Map 23 of Wurm and Hattori (1981) appears to be incorrect.

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