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laari   nominal. Variant: laarri. sweet. Category: Describers.

LABAD-   verb. clap. Note: DO WITH BODY OVER TIME intransitive: RA. labad’jay s/he clapped. labad’burray they clapped. This verb refers to hand clapping where both hands are vertical and flat. [Knight (2/98:p.56)] Category: Verbs: Impact.

LABA- (1)   verb. board, get on, get onto. intransitive: WU. Note: SOURCE FOCUSSED MOTION. laba’waniy s/he got on board. laba’wurraniy they got on board. Laba’luwaniy baliyamirarriyuwa. I got in the motor car. Category: Verbs: Motion. [Knight (2/98:p.0, 1/97)]

LABA- (2)   verb. lift up onto, put on board. transitive: NGARRI. Note: BAD EFFECT; SEPARATE/COMBINE laba’ngarriy s/he lifted him/her up. laba’wurrarriy they lifted him/her up. Nyanay’iyidiyntha yawada laba’yinbirrarriyntha. We became big and they put us two onto the horses. Jarrwadga’ma laba’ngarriy baliyamirarriyuwa. He lifted him up and put him aboard the motorcar. Category: Verbs: Holding and Transfer. [Knight (2/98:p.0, 1/97)]

lada   nominal. shallow. Category: Describers.

LADA-   verb. go down, shallow, become. e.g. water level goes down. intransitive: NI. Note: BECOME lada’niy it became shallow. Nyirra garuwa lada’ni. This water is shallow. Category: Verbs: State and Change of State.

LAGADGA-   verb. open. transitive: MA2. Note: DO WITH BODY TO X lagadga’ma s/he opened it. lagadga’wurrma they opened it. Category: Verbs: Impact.

lajalaja   nominal. country, pocket. pocket country in the ranges. Nyirrayuwa muway ngiyirrangi, lajalaja wad’jiyirrayngarri. In that country of ours, we’d go around in that pocket country. Category: Country.

lajini   nominal. grub. See: lamburra. Category: Animals.

lalani   nominal. Dreaming. Lalaningana baga’rayngiyirrangi. Our Dreaming is there. Category: Mythology, Ceremony.

lalanggarra   nominal. crocodile, freshwater. Category: Animals: Reptiles and Amphibians.

LAMAGA- (1)   verb. pick up. Variant: LAMAJGA-; LAMAYGA-. transitive: MA2. Note: DO WITH BODY TO X lamaga’ma s/he picked him/her up. lamaga’wurrma they picked him/her up. Category: Verbs: Impact.

LAMAGA- (2)   verb. get someone, take someone. Variant: LAMAJGA-; LAMAYGA-. transitive: YHA. Note: TRANSFER lamajga’yha s/he got him/her. lamajga’wuda they got him/her. Category: Verbs: Holding and Transfer.

lamani   nominal. rib. Category: Body Parts.

lambarra   nominal. husband of daughter (for man), wife of son (for man), father of husband (for woman), father-in-law. lambarrawayngarri wad’jay. s/he went with his/her father-in-law. Category: People.

LAMBARRAN.GA- (1)   verb. stand close to, stand next to. transitive: RA2. Note: DO WITH BODY TO X OVER TIME lambarran’gira s/he stood next to him/her for a while. lambarran’gurra they stood next to him/her for a while. Category: Verbs: State and Change of State. [Knight (1/97:NSM176; 2/98:p.37/67)]

LAMBARRAN.GA- (2)   stand close to, stand next to, cue up. transitive: YHA. Note: DO WITH BODY TO X lambarran.ga’yha s/he stood next to him/her. lambarran.ga’wuda they stood next to him/her. Category: Verbs: State and Change of State. [Knight (1/97:NSM176; 2/98:p.37/67)]

LAMBARRAN.GA- (3)   stand close to, stand next to. transitive: MA2. Note: DO WITH BODY TO X lambarran.ga’ma s/he stood next to him/her. lambarran.ga’wurrma they stood next to him/her. [Knight (1/97:NSM176; 2/98:p.37/67)] Category: Verbs: State and Change of State.

lamburra   nominal. whitchetty grub. See: lajini. Category: Animals: Insects and Spiders.

langulu   nominal. chin, jaw. See: guji. Category: Body Parts. See if this word for ‘chin’ is OK with MO. If it is, delete the other one, guji, and delete the cross reference.

LANYGA-   verb. afternoon, become. intransitive: NI. Note: BECOME lanynga’niy it became afternoon. Wad’jirrayngarri lanyga’niynyangarri, yaninja. We’d go along until it became late afternoon, alright. Category: Verbs: State and Change of State.

lanygu   adverb. daytime. Category: Time and Location, Country.

lanyi   nominal. eel, freshwater. Category: Animals: Fish.

larrgari   nominal. Variant: larrgariy. boab nut, boab tree. See: wajarri. Larrgari lundu mayingarri. The Boab tree has fruit (to eat) on it. Category: Plants, Food and Cooking.

larri   Variant: laarri. nominal. bream, boney. Category: Animals: Fish.

lawala   nominal. duck, black. Category: Animals: Birds. Note: lawarla (Gooniyandi) plumed whistling duck – same?

lawura   nominal. white. See: ngirigara. Category: Describers.

lawura banda   nominal. literally ‘white earth’. clay, white. Category: Ceremony, Country, Artifacts.

langaja   nominal. marsh country. Category: Country. [Knight (2/98:p.53)]

langari   nominal. saliva. Category: Body Parts.

langgula   nominal. firewood. Category: Food and Cooking, Gun.gunma.

ligalhina   adverb. west. See: ligiwurra. Heavy Bunuba dialect. Category: Time and Location, Language.

ligiwurra   adverb. Variant: ligi. west. See: ligalhina. Light Bunuba dialect. Baga’raybirrangi – ligiwurra. It’s theirs – that western country. Category: Time and Location, Language.

liji   nominal. tooth. See: minyju. Category: Body Parts, Gun.gunma, Language.

limba   nominal. police, policeman. ngarragi ngawungu wad’jayngarri jirali limbangarri gayingi. My father used to work with police. Category: People.

limimiy   nominal. jaw. Category: Body Parts.

LINGA-   verb. think about. transitive: RA2. Note: DO WITH BODY TO X OVER TIME linga’ra s/he thought about it. linga’wurra they thought about it. Linga’layi ngayinigayarra limiy. I thought I might do it. [MJ/BO 5/5/98 (2/98:p.25)] Category: Verbs: Speech. [Knight (2/98:p.25)]

LINGGA- (1)   verb. wait for. transitive: RA2. Note: DO WITH BODY TO X OVER TIME lingga’ra s/he waited for him/her. lingga’wurra they waited for him/her. Lingga’ra nhunguway ban.ga’ray. She waited for her husband and he came back. Category: Verbs: State and Change of State.

LINGGA- (2)   verb. wait. intransitive: RA. Note: DO WITH BODY OVER TIME lingga’ray s/he waited. lingga’wurray they waited. Gaygay’girangarringarragi nhaa ngayini baburru lingga’ngayngarri baadingarri. He’d cut the sugarbag while I waited below with my pannikin. Manggayway lingga’ray winthali barrgabarrga’ya ganinyi. His wife waited and built up a fire first. Category: Verbs: State and Change of State.

linygurra   nominal. crocodile, saltwater. Category: Animals: Reptiles and Amphibians.

lirra   nominal. fingernail, toenail. Category: Body Parts, Gun.gunma, Language.

LIRRAY- (1)   verb. wait. intransitive: RA. Note: DO WITH BODY OVER TIME lirray’yay s/he waited. lirray’wurray they waited. Category: Verbs: Impact.

LIRRAY- (2)   Variant: LIRRI-. verb. wait. intransitive: MAL+NI. lirray’maniy s/he waited. lirray’malbudiy they waited. Category: Gun.gunma, Language, Verbs: Impact.

LIRRBA- (1)   verb. angry with, be. transitive: WU2. Note: BAD EFFECT; SEPARATE/COMBINE lirrba’wunu s/he was angry with him/her. lirrba’wurrunu they were angry with him/her. Category: Verbs: Impact.

LIRRBA- (2)   verb. tear up. transitive: MA2. Note: DO WITH BODY TO X lirrba’ma s/he tore it up. lirrba’wurrma they tore it up. Wad’jay nyirramu wad’jay milha wadba’ma wanjirri. Lirrba’manhingi ngangga’yha One of them went and got him kangaroo and brought him meat. He tore it up for him and gave it to him. Category: Verbs: Impact.

LIRRGIRRA-   verb. wash, wash up. transitive: MA2. Note: DO WITH BODY TO X lirrgirra’ma s/he washed it up. lirrgirra’wurrma they washed it up. Category: Verbs: Impact. [Knight (2/98:p.57)]

LIRRIN.GARA-   verb. creak. e.g. a door, bones. intransitive: MA. Note: DO WITH BODY lirrin.ga’miy s/he creaked. lirrin.ga’wurrmiy they creaked. guju lirrin.ga’limiy ngarragi my bones are creaking. Category: Verbs: Motion. [Knight (2/98:p.34)]

lirriy   nominal. intestines, large. Min.ga lirriy garra’ngarriyngarri miliy wurrga’yangarri. He’d chuck away the fat and intestines but put the liver aside (for later). Category: Body Parts.

LUMBIRAYJGA-   Variant: LUMBURANYGA-. verb. float around. intransitive: RA. Note: DO WITH BODY OVER TIME lumbirayjga’ray s/he floated around. lumbirayj’burray they floated around. Category: Verbs: State and Change of State.

LUMBUDGA- (1)   verb. lie flat. lie down flat on stomach. intransitive: WU. Note: SOURCE FOCUSSED MOTION lumbudga’waniy s/he lay down flat on his/her stomach. lumbudga’wurraniy they lay down flat on their stomachs. Category: Verbs: State and Change of State.

LUMBUDGA- (2)   verb. lie flat. lie down flat on stomach for a while. intransitive: RA. Note: DO WITH BODY OVER TIME lumbudga’ray s/he lay down flat on his/her stomach (for a while). lumbudga’wurray they lay down flat on their stomachs (for a while). Category: Verbs: State and Change of State.

LUMBU- (1)   verb. beat. transitive: RA2. Note: DO WITH BODY TO X OVER TIME lumbu’ra s/he belted him/her. lumbu’wurra they belted him/her. Minmid’binbirrangarri nyirramiya lumbu’wunbirrangarri. They chained them up and they beat them. Category: Verbs: Impact.

LUMBU- (2)   verb. beat up. transitive: WU2. Note: BAD EFFECT; SEPARATE/COMBINE lumbu’wunu s/he belted him/her up. lumbu’wurrunu they belted him/her up. Category: Verbs: Impact.

lunburru   nominal. snake, king brown. Pseudechis australis. Category: Animals: Reptiles and Amphibians.

lun.ga   nominal. louse, head. Category: Animals: Insects and Spiders.

LURRU   verb. flow. intransitive: RA. Note: DO WITH BODY OVER TIME lurru’yay it flowed. lurru’wurray they flowed. Lurru’yay baburruga. It flowed down. Category: Verbs: Motion.

LUWA-   drive, drive forward. e.g. can refer to cattle or a car. transitive: YHA. Note: TRANSFER luwa’yha s/he drove it. luwa’wuda they drove it. [Knight (2/98:p.9)] Category: Verbs: Impact.

luwu   nominal. ankle. Category: Body Parts.

lunggura   nominal. lizard, bluetongue. Category: Animals: Reptiles and Amphibians.

lundu   nominal. tree, stick, wood. See: girili. Warij’birrmantha lundungarriingga They killed it with a stick. Category: Plants, Food and Cooking.

-langu   nominal suffix. Note: dyadic pair (relationship). This suffix occurs on relationship terms such as nhungu ‘husband’ or majali ‘mother-in-law’ to indicate that two people are being referred to and that they are in a reciprocal relationship to one another, i.e., nhungulangu ‘husband and wife’, majalilangu ‘mother-in-law and son-in-law’. Category: Suffixes.

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