Greetings



I welcome you (singular)


ngadhu nginyal gawaymbanhadhu 

I welcome you all
 

ngadhu nginyalgir gawaymbanhadhu 

Are you well?


Yama ngindhu marang

Shortened: Yamandhu marang 

How are you friend?

Yamandhu marang mudyi 

Reply

I am well: ngadhu marang

Shortened: marangdhu

 

 

 Which way you?: 

Widyung ngindhu?

Shortened: Widyung ndhu

 

Reply

yanhanha ngadhu dyidhanhiidyu

yanhanhadhu dyidhanhiidyu (shortened)

 [Go  I to Sydney to (dyu)]

I will see you later

ngaanhagirridhunyal guwayu

see will I (dhu) you (nyal) later

 

 Introduction

What is your name?

Minyang nginhu yuin

My name is ......

Yuin  ngadhi ...........

or Yuindhi .....................

 

 Do you have a friend?

Yama  ngindhu mudyidhuri? 

Response

ngawa or wiraay 

 

 Is your friend here?

Yama  nginhu mudyi nganha?

Response 

ngawa or wiraay

 

What is your friend's name?

Minyang nginhu mudyigu yuingu?

 ngadhi mudyigu yuingu.....

My friends name is .........

 



Names in Wiradjuri Sounds - These letters are the same: a,b,d,g,i,l,m,n,o,r,u,w

Eng

Wir

Example

c, k, x

g

Garul for Carol

ae ai

ay

 

ch sh s st j

dy ɗ

Dyiib for Steve

e

i

Dyirul for Cheryl

ee

ii

Dyaniin for Janine

f  ph

b

Brid for Fred

ng

ŋ

 

oe au

awu

Dyawu for Joe

p v

b

Bawul for Paul

qu

w

Winton for Quinton

t

d

Dawuni for Tony

th z

 ɖ

Dhamady for Thomas

y

i

Dawuni for Tony