By William B. McGregor
This quantity units out to supply a complete description of the grammar of Gooniyandi, a non-Pama-Nyungan language of the southern-central Kimberley sector of Western Australia. It covers phonetics and phonology, observe word and clause constitution, and the semantics of closed-class grammatical goods. the foremost concentration is, despite the fact that, on which means: how do Gooniyandi audio system suggest with and of their language. To this finish, the theoretical framework of systemic useful grammar, rather as elaborated in Halliday's fresh paintings, is followed. convinced refinements to the speculation are proposed for you to greater account for the Gooniyandi facts. Of seen value to these learning Australian aboriginal languages, this paintings has an value to a much wider viewers for its potent presentation of idea justification.
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Cluster restrictions prevent ambiguity between digraphs and consonant clusters, except in the cases of ng and ly. e. g. The cluster fl-y/ occurs at certain morpheme boundaries. But because it is entirely predictable morphologically, and contextually unambiguous, there is no need to distinguish the phoneme /ly/ from the phoneme sequence fl-y/ in writing. In choosing to use an orthography at odds with the one decided on by native speakers of the language, I realise that I leave myself open to criticism from the speakers, as well as certain linguists.
Higfootjagadda (see page 14 above), probably the most knowledgeable living Gooniyandija/ngangooddoo or 'lawman', and Joe Dimay, the owner of a dingaddi (tingarri) tradition (Kolig 1981:38), provided a number of important mythological (and other) texts. Bigfoot, Dave Lamey and Jack Bohemia, were the primary sources for avoidance style speech. Not only did each give me lcxkal items peculiar to the style, but they also recorded texts, both monologues and planned conversations with one another. David Street, one of the youngest, and one of the two fully literate speakers, his brother Rainbow, Saturday W.