a b d g i j l m n r t u w y


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ramburra   nominal. fishing net, net. See: gawi. A net used for mosquitoes or fishing. Category: Animals: Fish, Artifacts.

RARRBA- (1)   verb. lift up. transitive: NGARRI. Note: VIEW rarrba’ngarriy s/he lifted it up. rarrba’wurrarriy they lifted it up. [Knight (NSM135;2/98p.69)] Category: Verbs: Body Functions.

RARRBA- (2)   verb. lift up. intransitive: WU. Note: SOURCE FOCUSSED MOTION rarrba’waniy it was lifted up. rarrba’wurraniy they were lifted up. [Knight (NSM135;2/98p.69)] Category: Verbs: Impact.

RARRBA- (3)   verb. clear away, open up. transitive: MA2. Note: DO WITH BODY TO X OVER TIME rarrba’ma she cleared it up. rarrba’wurrma they cleared it up. [Knight (NSM135;2/98p.69)] Category: Verbs: Impact.

RARRBA- (4)   verb. intransitive: NI. cleaned up, become, opened up, become. Note: BECOME rarrba’niy it became cleaned up. rarrba’wudiy they became cleaned up. [Knight (NSM135;2/98p.69)] Category: Verbs: Impact.

RARRBA- (5)   verb. open up, uncover. intransitive: MA. Note: DO WITH BODY rarrba’miy s/he uncovered it. rarrba’wurrmiy they uncovered it. [Knight (NSM135;2/98p.69)] Note: Note: This appears to be transitive. Please confirm it is correct. Category: Verbs: Impact.

RARRGA- (1)   verb. stone, make into. transitive: YHA. Note: CAUSATIVE rarrga’yha s/he made him/her into stone. rarrga’wuda they made him/her into stone. Category: Verbs: Impact.

RARRGA- (2)   verb. stone, become. intransitive: NI. Note: BECOME rarrga’niy s/he became stone. rarrga’wudiy they became stone. Binij rarrga’niy na nyirraji rarrgi baga’ray. He became stone then and that stone has been there ever since. Category: Verbs: State and Change of State.

rarrgi   nominal. stone, rock, money. Yaninja rarrga’niy nyirraji rarrgi baga’ray. He became stone then and that stone has been there ever since. Category: Artifacts, Country.

rarriwalu   nominal. gravel, river. Category: Country.

RAWUGA- (1)   verb. bury. transitive: YHA. Note: TRANSFER rawuga’yha s/he buried it. rawuga’wuda they buried it. Niy rawuga’wudantha burradiya. They buried him for good. Category: Verbs: Impact.

RAWUGA- (2)   verb. bury. transitive: RA2. Note: DO WITH BODY TO X OVER TIME rawuga’ra s/he buried it. rawuga’wurra they buried it. Rawuga’wurrantha biyirriwayingga. The two of them buried him. Category: Verbs: Impact.

rawurra   adverb. up, on top, above. Girrgara’miy rawurranalu thirrbama’ninhingi nyirraji winthali. Then he swooped down from above and snatched that fire from him. Category: Describers.

RAWURRA- (1)   verb. accumulate. transitive: YHA. Note: GOAL FOCUSSED MOTION rawurra’yha s/he accumulated money. (rarrgi) rawurra’wuda they accumulated money. (rarrgi) rawurra’niy he adds up the money. Rarrgi rawurra’yha. He accumulated money. Category: Verbs: Holding and Transfer.

RAWURRA- (2)   verb. add up. intransitive: NI. Note: GOAL FOCUSSED MOTION rawurra’niy s/he added up. (rarrgi) rawurra’wudiy they added up. (rarrgi) rawurra’niy he adds up the money. Rarrgi rawurra’niy. He added up the money. [Knight (2/98:p.1)] Category: Verbs: Holding and Transfer.

rawurruga   adverb. upward. Yaninja balbala’miy rawurruga bindilya’wunu winthali. He flew right right back up again and shook loose the hot coals. Category: Manner.

Ray   nominal. Spirit Children. Category: Mythology. Ray garuwayuwa jurug’a. The Spirit Children swim around in the water. Category: People.

rangga   nominal. Variant: ranggi. every. wanja thay’ranhingarri gurama rangga gurama wiyi rangga wiyi buga rangga buga sharing it out she would feed every man every woman every child. yininggaywirra mayaru ranggi mayaru going station to station. Category: Describers.

ranggumana   nominal. light weight. Category: Describers.

RILHIGA-    See: RIRRIGA-.

verb. shift, move a little. heavy Bunuba. intransitive: RA. Note: DO WITH BODY OVER TIME rilhiga’ray s/he shifted. rilhiga’wurray they shifted. [Knight (2/98:p.39,47)] Category: Verbs: Motion.

RIRRA-   verb. pull. intransitive: MAL+NI. Note: GG marker rirra’maniy s/he pulled. rirra’malbudiy they pulled. Category: Gun.gunma, Verbs: Impact.

RIRRIGA-    See: RILHIGA-.

verb. shift, move a little. light Bunuba. intransitive: RA. Note: DO WITH BODY OVER TIME rirriga’ray s/he shifted. rirriga’wurray they shifted. Rirriga’wunggurragi. You all have to move away. [Knight (1/97; 2/98:p.39,47)] Category: Verbs: Motion.

RIRRWA-   verb. pull, pull through. transitive: RA2. Note: DO WITH BODY TO X OVER TIME rirrwa’ra s/he pulled it. rirrwa’wurra they pulled it. Dagurra’wurrarriyngarri (bawuj)juwa rirrwa’wurrangarri. They’d thread the wire into the posts and they’d pull it through. Category: Verbs: Impact.

rirrwili   nominal. pebble. Category: Country.

RUBA-   verb. shut up, lock up. transitive: YHA. Note: TRANSFER ruba’yha s/he shut it up. ruba’wuda they shut it up. Ruba’yidangarri julyurrtha’yidangarri ban.ga’yiyirrangarri. We’d shut them in we’d brand them and bring them back. Category: Verbs: State and Change of State.

ruguntha   nominal. nape of neck. Category: Body Parts.

RUWUL-   verb. make noise. intransitive: RA. Note: DO WITH BODY OVER TIME ruwul’jay s/he made a noise. ruwul’burray they make a noise. Note: this verb refers to the making of noise by a person or animal that is not made with the mouth. [Knight (2/98:p.64)] Category: Verbs: Impact.

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