Diary of ten years eventful life of an early settler in Western Australia and also A descriptive vocabulary of the language of the aborigines/A descriptive vocabulary of the language in common use amongst the aborigines of Western Australia/Part 2/S
Salmon—Melak; Ngarri; Ngarrilgul.
Salt (subst.)—Gal-yarn (Eastern word).
Sand, or Sandy land—Go-yarra.
Sandhills near the coast—Ngobar.
Sandal wood tree; Sandalum Latifolium—Willarăk.
Sanfoin bird; Ophthiamura Albifrons—Yaba wilban.
Satin bird—Kalgong; Wanggima.
Save, to—To save the life of any one—Barrang dordak-ănăn.
Scrape to, the earth—Bian.
Scrape a spear, to point it—Garbăng; Jingan.
Scratch, to, up earth—Bian.
Seal, the hair; Phoca—Man-yini.
Search, to, for—Wargatta.
Seasons—The aborigines reckon six in number.
- 1. Măggoro; June and July—Winter.
- 2. Jilba; August and September—Spring.
- 3. Gămbarăng; October and November.
- 4. Birok; December and January—Summer.
- 5. Burnuro; February and March—Autumn.
- 6. Wun-yarăng, or Geran; April and May.
Secrete, to—Ballar ijow; Kopin ijow.
See, to—Djinnăng; N-yăng-ow.
See, to, obscurely—Ngallarar djinnang.
Seed vessel of the Banksia—Biytch; Metjo.
Seed vessel of the Eucalyptus, or gum-tree of any sort—Durdip.
Separate, to, violently—Jeran.
Separated by distance—Băng-al.
Set, to, as the sun—Dtabbat.
Set in order—Gwabbănijow; Gwabgwabbanijow.
Seven—Marh-jin bangga-gudjir gudjal.
Shag, a bird; Phalacrocorax—Medi.
Shake, to—Yurang yurang.
Share, to, or divide amongst several persons—Wallak-yong-a.
Shark—Mundo; Bugor (Leschenhault dialect).
Shark, species of—Madjit.
Sharpen, to; to point—Djinganăn; Yijatgur.
She oak, the—A species of Casuarina—Gulli.
Shells, sea-shells—Korel; Yukel.
Shells, fresh-water shells—Marel; Yinbi.
Shells, egg-shells—Nurgo imba.
Shells, pearl oyster—Bedoan.
Shiver, to, in pieces—Kardatakkăn
Shiver, to, with cold or fear—Kurgin yugow.
Shoe, an English—Jinna nganjo.
Short; Gorad; Gorada.
Shoulder or blade-bone—Djărdăm.
Shout, to, in order to frighten and alarm—Bumburman.
Shut, to—Didinwănjow; Notodtan.
Sick—Mendyk; Ngandyn; Waugălăn; Mindyt; Arndin; Arndinyang (v.)
Side, the—Bun-gal; Narra.
Side, on this or that—Belli belli.
Side, from side to side—Ngarrăk ngarrăk.
Sidle along, to—Kandi.
Silver fish; silver herring—Colonial name, Didi.
Similar to—Mogoin; Winnarăk; Burbur; Mogin.
Singing—Malyăngwin (North dialect).
Sink, to, as the sun—Dtabbat.
Sister, middle, younger—Kowat.
Sister, married sister—Mirăk.
Skewer—Djunong; Balbiri; Djungo; Yir.
Skin, outer covering of anything—Mabo.
Skin of an animal—Ngal-yăk.
Skin of a dog's tail with the fur on—Dy-er.
Slate stone, species of—Gande.
Sleep, to—Bidjar ngwundow.
Small—Batdoin; Bottyn; N-yumap; Kardidi.
Smear, to—Nabbow; Yul-yăng.
Smell, to (active)—Bindăng.
Snake, species of, small—Kyargang
Snake, small, white with red bands—Bidjuba.
Snake, very venomous—Dubyt; Kabarda; Nona: Norna; Kwonda.
Snake, a kind much liked by the natives—Wan-go.
Snake a species not eaten by the natives—Worri; Wye.
Sneeze, a sneezing—Mul-yaritch.
Sole of the foot—Jinnagabbărn.
Sorcerer—Boyl-yagadăk; Gul-yarri; Kobbălo bu-yirgadăk; Yukungadak.
Sores, covered with—Birrga bogal.
Soul, the—Gurdumit; Noyt; Wuyun; Kadjin; Kwoyalang; Kwoggyn; Kyn-ya; Waug.
South—Bu-yal; Kanning; Minang; Nurdi.
Sparks of fire—Jitip; Girijit; Binitch.
Speak to, so as to be understood—Barra wan-gow.
Spear, glass or quartz-headed—Boryl; Gidjiboryl.
Spear, fishing—Garbel; Gidjiboryl
Spaer, fishing—Garbel; Gidjigarbel.
Spear-wood from the hills—Malga; Wonnar.
Spear-wood from the south—Burdun.
Spear-wood found in swamps—Kubert.
Spear, to—Gidjal; Dtan.
Spin, to twirl round—Gorang.
Spindle, a coarge kind used by the natives—Djinjing.
Spirit, evil—Jilgi? Mettagong; Waugal.
Spirit, the; the soul—Noyt.
Spit, to—Narrija gwart.
Spring, the—Jilba; Menangal.
Spring, flowing, of water—Gărjyt; Gabbi gărjyt.
Spring, small—Ngirgo (Northern dialect).
Squirrel, grey; Petaurus Mairarus—Bellogar.
Stare, at, to—Wundun.
Stars—Mil-yarm; Ngangar; Tiendi.
Startle, to—Darnavan-ijow; Ngunt-burbung.
Steal, to—Quippal; Ngagynbarrang; Yurjang; Ngagyl-ya; Tapingur.
Steal, to, creep on game—Gannangiunow; Ngardang; Kandi.
Steamer, musk duck; Biziura lobata—Gatdarra.
Steep, to, in water—N-yogulăng.
Step, to tread—Gannow.
Step, to, on one side to avoid a spear or a blow—Gwelganow; Quelkan (Upper Swan).
Stick, a, any piece of wood—Garba.
- 1. The throwing stick—Dyuna; Dowak; Walga; Juwul.
- 2. Woman's stick or staff—Wanna.
- 3. Crook for pulling down the Banksia flowers—Kalga.
- 4. Stick or skewer for fastening the cloak—Balbir Bindi.
- 5. Peeled ornamental stick, worn in the head at a Corroberry by the dancers—Inji; Mărromărro; Jingăla.
Stick, to, to stick half way, to get jammed—Ngarrăn.
Still, to, the wind by enchantment—Kalbyn.
Stop up, to—Didin; Dtandidin.
Stopped or stayed behind—Băngal.
Stout—Boyn-gadăk; Ilyn ngomon.
Straight, in a direct line—Wiring; Durgul; Tolol; Kange; Yungitch.
Stranger—Wurrar bo-yăng; Yyinăng; Mogang.
Stranger, not related—Nanning.
Stray, anything found without an owner—Bărna.
Straying, having lost one's road—Waummărăbbin.
Stream, a—Bilo; Gărjyt.
Strike, to, so as to stun or kill—Dăr-gang.
String of a bag—Ngwonna; Nalba.
Strong—Murduin; Bidi murduin.
Sugar—Ngon-yăng; this, which is the name of a saccharine juice, exuding from the red gum-tree, is applied to sugar, on account of its sweetness.
Sun—Nganga; Batta; Djat.
Sunbeams—Batta mandu; Nganga batta.
Sun-set, time of—Garrimbi.
Sun, shine and heat—Monak.
Superfluously—Darrajăn; as Darrajăn Yong-a; to give more than is expected.
Surround, to—Engallang; Tergur
Swallow, of the throat—Gunidi.
Swallow; Hirundo—Kănnamit; Budibring. (Upper Swan).
Swallow, wood; Ocypterus Albovittatus—Biwoen.
Swallow, white-throated; Hirundo—Budibudi.
Swallow, sea; Tern—Kaljirgang.
Swamp—Bura; Mulyin; Yalgor; Gotyn.
Swamp, hen—Porphyrio; Gullima
Swamp, little—Zapornia; Warrajă.
Swan, black—Kuljak; Guroyl; Mal-yi; Mele.
Sweep, to—Barnang; Kaling.
Swim, to—Kowangow? Kowanyăng.
Swoon, to—Yowirgwart; Pandopen. (Northern dialect).