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ya interjection. an exclamation denoting agreement or approval. See: yo ‘yes’. Category: Language.
yagaru noun. stingrays and rays (generic). Kawarra yiyi ngarrurru yagaru. ‘They hunt stingray for us.’ See: warrjarra ‘Manta Ray’; ngarnampala ‘White-spotted Eagle Ray’; manyjirr ‘Blue-spotted Fantail Ray’; inipij ‘Coachwhip Stingray, spotted form’; inyjartpalmu ‘Brown Stingray, Blotched Fantail Ray’; kinykarnkarn ‘Coachwhip Stingray, spotted form’; kuywala ‘Cowtail Stingray’; manganyparlirr ‘Brown stingray, Brown Reticulated Stingray’. Category: Rays. Anth: Category includes; inipij, kinykarnkarn, inyjartpalmu, kuywala, manyjirr, manganyparlirr, ngarnampala, wajarrang, alkparn Anth: This is a biological classification. It is based on 'family resemblance'. Their body shape is wide and flat; they have no bones. There is also a functional component to this classification. Stingrays and rays are regarded as different from other kinds of fish. The flesh has a very different texture and flavour to that of bony fishes and there are special methods of preparation for eating. Relatively few of the rays and stingrays are regarded as edible. Those with no spines or only one spine are eaten; those with two spines are not eaten. They are eaten seasonally, when the liver is 'fat'.
yagirl noun. currant. Category: Plant food, Introduced plants.
yakjak coverb. shake. Kayirrk la kamin yakjak. ‘Then they winnow it.’ See: wirrak ‘wheat’. Category: Manipulation.
yalala crossreference. See: yalayala ‘outside’.
Yalama name. one of the five clans on Warruwi, came after Mangalara and Murawn. Category: Dreamtime names.
yalamari noun. tree orchid. Dendrobium affine, Cymbidium canaliculatum, Geodorum neocalendonicum?. Yalamari ja kernti tuka warlk. ‘Orchids can grow up in a tree.’ See: ilatjilat ‘also used as a fixative for paintings’. Category: Small plants, Tools, men's. Anth: Used as a 'glue' for bark paintings. It is pounded on a rock and then put on the bark before it is painted. It makes the paint stick.
yalamparr noun. bee. Category: Insects. Variant: Ngurtikin term.
yalangkarrijalangkarri noun. dragonfly. Category: Insects.
Yalarrkuku noun. song name. Category: Play, perform, joke.
yalawan noun. spear type. Category: Tools, men's.
yalawurn noun. spear barbs. Category: Tools, men's.
yalayala noun. outside, open area, do something openly, in public rather than in secret. Awaning yalayala. ‘They were sitting outside.’ ngawu yalayala! ‘Come outside (speaker is outside, hearer is inside)’. See: yala ‘out’; wukej ‘inside’. yalayala and yalayalaya, used to mean 'openly' Category: Location and distance.
yaliwi noun. worthless, useless, no-good. ngaliwi, arraliwi, ngarralawi, nuwaliwi, nuwarraliwi, ninyaliwi, aliwi, maliwi, awaliwi, weliwi. See: ninyaliwi ‘worthless, no good’. Nuyi ta nuwaliwi nukarri. ‘You have problems with your legs.’ Nuwurru nuwurraliwi. ‘You lot are naughty (e.g. kids who have made a mess)’. See: yaliwiyut ‘evil things’.
yaliwiyutjaliwiyut noun. all creatures. Category: General.
yalmalirnkarrk noun. Green Sawfish. Pristis spp. and Anoxypristis spp. incl Pristis zijsron. Category: Rays.
yalmunyjarr coverb. have a toothache. Kimaju yalmunyjarr. ‘He is suffering with toothache.’ Category: Sickness.
Yalngarri noun. place name. Category: Place names.
yaltany noun. yam with a root like nut grass. Aponogeton elongatus?. Category: Tubers, Plant food.
yarl noun. heaped up cone of sand used in ceremonies of first menstrual period and after childbirth. Anth: The sand is heated and the woman sits on it, and later it is heaped up and covered with ironwood leaves. Yarl kanyu ngarrurru. ‘We were all born here (lit: our yarl is here)’. See: warlk ‘tree (generic term)’; iyarliyarl ‘increase centre’; yarlyarl ‘increase centre’; ngurlk ‘hot sand’. Category: Medicine, General ritual.
yarlarr coverb. go separate ways. Awarran jarlarr pata wigarra yirrk arrarrkpi weminpi la wemin. ‘Each lot of the company went separate ways.’ Awuran jarlarr. ‘They were separated.’ See: kapijarlangken ‘scatter’. Category: Movement relating to moving object.
yarlarrjarlarr coverb. go in many different directions. Category: Movement relating to moving object.
yarlatij noun. 1 • backbone. Muka mata yarlatij ngarrurru arrarrkpi la karlurri. ‘This is the backbone of both people and animals.’ Category: Organs and torso.
2 • belonging to the same subsection of a moiety, tribal brothers. Mamurra yarlatij. ‘We are tribal brothers.’ Category: family, inc moieties.
yarlawu1 noun. fish trap in the shape of a long tube that was used in creeks. Anth: It was made from winti bamboo vine. Awaning awulangalingapa yarlawu mampakangung jaw mampakangung jaw. Ngulamngulam mampartpungkang aminang akut iwumangung ja kiyap. ‘They camped there and they put their nets in. Every morning they could take out their nets and bring in some fish.’ See: arnakuj ‘fish trap type’. Category: Items for fishing.
yarlawu2 noun. shadow, reflection. ninyarlawuk, arrarlawu, nuwarrarlawu (comes out as nuwarrlawu fast), nuwarlarru. Yanat yarlawuk. ‘That is his shadow.’ Nginyayawng ninyarlawu. Kapa nganngawarlkijpan parak. ‘I saw her shadow. She went past me there.’ kinyjarlkanyi kinyayan ninyjarlawu ‘Combing her hair, looking at her shadow.’ Category: Colours and light, Other.
yarli noun. a cheerful person. Category: Peoples and clans, Sorrow, happiness.
yarlkinyarlkiny noun. glands at the front of the throat which swell up when we are sick. Category: Head.
yarlmeny iv. rise again, come back to life after death. Imajungan yarlmeny akutju. ‘He died and is alive again.’ Iwanarlmen. ‘He will come back to life again.’ Kamarlmen akutju. Kamamalkpa akutju. ‘The (plants) come bark again (after dying off in the dry season). They come out again.’ See: kingalmen ‘multiply’. Category: Automatic actions.
yarlyarl noun. an increase centre for a given species. See: yarl ‘sand cone’. Category: General ritual, Landscape.
2 • third person contrastive pronoun. Iwaning la yamin. ‘Each were sitting (separately).’
3 • serial pronoun. Malany yamin ali Nangila. ‘It is Nangila's turn (to do it).’ Nuka karlurri ja yamin kerra tuka kurrula? ‘Is this bird a seabird?’ See: yanat ‘third person pronoun’.
yampala noun. Suckerfishes: Cobia, Remora and the Slender Suckerfish. Echeneis naucrates, Remora remora, ?Rachycentron canadus. Category: Fish. Anth: This one attaches itself to sharks, dugong, rays. Cobia is eaten but Remora is not.
Yampartpalakpikpin alapika noun. place name. Category: Place names.
yampurlpurl noun. 1 • spoonbill and ibis generic. Category: Small birds.
yanat pro. third person MA cardinal pronoun, can encode subject or object. inyanat, anyanat, manat, atjanat, wenat. Yanat kiwani. ‘He is there.’ Yanat iwumany parak. ‘They took him away.’ See: yamin ‘third person masculine pronoun’.
yanatinyanat pro. the two of them (a male and a female). Yanatinyanat awuran tuka ajput. ‘The two of them went to the beach.’ Kawunimirlajun yanatinyanat. ‘He is waiting for the two of them.’ See: yanatjanat ‘the two of them (two males)’; inyanatinyanat ‘the two of them (two females)’. Category: Peoples and clans, Amounts.
yanpiyanpi noun. King Brown snake. Category: Reptiles and amphibians. Anth: Was eaten to bring on labour.
yanyjuk noun. breast, milk (of any mammal). See: iwururrk ‘succulent juicy, wuwururrk 'breasts full of milk'’. Category: Organs and torso, Secretions and substances.
yanyjukyanyjuk noun. 1 • small tree lizard. Category: Reptiles and amphibians.
2 • small plant found on sand dunes. Variant: Iwaidja: Yandjukyandjuk. Category: Small plants.
Yanyma noun. dog name. Category: Dreamtime names.
yangakjangak noun. mouth condition, thrush or inflammation of the mouth and gums. Usage: used with kiniwun, kinima, kinnyatpi with MA subject and experiencer object, also used with kimaju Wurupurup ta karruniwun yangakjangak tuka ngaralk karrpaju. ‘If we get yangakjangak then there is something wrong with the tongue.’ Category: Sickness.
yangali noun. basket, dilly bag. Generic and also used for large baskets made from pandanus, with or without handles. Yangali nuwurnyak irwu/iwu. ‘A basket with a handle.’ Category: Tools, women's.
yangkarlpinji noun. fighting spear. Category: Tools, men's.
yarnangkat noun. strong, brave, hard (to touch), alive. Also 'stiff' as in difficult to move such as a door handle. Also 'stuck' as in jammed. When referring to people this can mean 'strong' which is positive but can also mean 'hard' as in 'unsympathetic' or 'ungenerous' as well as . arrarnangkat. Nuwarnangkat nukparrk. ‘Your (faith) is strong.’ marnangkat ‘stuck, strong, can't pull bit off for firewood’. See: kernangkayin ‘strengthen’; kinnyarnangkata ‘make strong’; wernangkat ‘strong, brave, hard (to the touch), alive’; awarnangkat ‘strong, hard’; ninyarnangkat ‘alive, hard, brave, strong’. Category: Goodness, Judgement, evaluation.
2 • a type of spear on the mainland. It has a sharp end, no wire and is light in weight. It is used for hunting kangaroo or wallaby, or for fighting. Category: Tools, men's.
yarntulyak noun. long, tall. ngawarntulyak, arrarntulyak, ngarrarntulyak, nuwarntulyak, nuwurrarntulyak, ninyarntulyak, arntulyak, marntulyak, awarntulyak, werntulyak. Nuwurri ta nuwurrarntulyak. ‘You lot are tall.’ Karrawarutpa katju anyak arntulyak. ‘We leave the food for a little while (5-10 minutes).’ See: kerntulyakpin ‘lengthen’; kinnyarntulyakpa ‘lengthen’; yarntulyarrkut ‘long haired’; ilurtpuj ‘short’. Category: Size and weight.
yarntulyarrkut noun. long sleeved shirt, long pants, long haired, long grass etc. Used to specify either that something which can be short or long happens to be long, or to emphasise that something is very long. arntulyak (e.g. road), marntulyarrkut (e.g. grass, spear), awarntulyarrkut (e.g. Karwuluk yam). yarntulyak jalwarra ‘long pants’. yarntulyak ja iwiya. ‘long haired’. marntulyarrkut mirlak ‘long grass’. See: yarntulyak ‘long’. Category: Hair, Size and weight.
yap2 coverb. move from one spot to another, move location, move oneself to another spot and stay there for a while, shift camp. amijap ‘they moved camp (because someone had died)’. Amajpungkiny parak aminy jap parak pata Wamirunmu awaning. ‘The people who were staying at Wamirunmu got up and shifted camp.’ Kayirrk la yarran imijaparak tuka marapa seat, kawani. ‘Later on he moved to another seat.’ See: rlirr ‘move, change location’. Category: General terms, Shelter, camp, house.
yara1 noun. 1 • some, other. ninyara, mara, awara, tora, wera. Yara ja kiyap kiw. ‘There is some fish’. Yiwuwany anyak ja yirratat la yara yiwumany parak tuka kunak, ‘Then they ate a little meat and they took the rest to the camp,’ See: numatpa ‘other’; wera ‘some (plural), other (plural)’. Category: Appearance. Note: Masculine form yara is sometimes used for things of any gender.
yarat coverb. Restrict: MA object 1 • make a mistake. Ngapi ngimany jarat. ‘I made a mistake.’ Kinima yarat. Category: Waiting, doing nothing.
Restrict: LL object 2 • be in wrong place. Ngungmany jarat. ‘I was in the wrong place.’ Category: Waiting, doing nothing, Landscape.
yaratjarat coverb. keep making a mistake. Category: Waiting, doing nothing.
yarawungut noun. a few. nuwurrarawungut, ninyarawungut, arawungut, marawungut, awarawungut, werawungut. Arawungut ta ngarrkinka ‘We only speak a few words (of Djambarrpuyngu).’ See: ngarrarawungut ‘we are few in number’; arrarawungut ‘we are few in number, we are a small group’. Category: Appearance.
yarkalu noun. light in weight or weak not strong. ngarkalu, arrarkalu, ngarrarkalu, nuwarkalu, nuwarrarkarlu, ninyarkalu, arkalu, markalu, awarkalu, werkalinut (*werkalu). Wenat werkalinut. ‘They are weak.’ See: awarkalu ‘light in weight’; kinnyarkalanyma ‘make lighter (in weight)’; kerkalanymin ‘become light (in weight)’. Category: Size and weight.
yaryak noun. wet, person who talks and laughs too much. ninyarak, aryak, maryak, awaryak, weryak. Naka ja yaryak. ‘Those are wet (clothes).’ Ngaryak ta ngawiya. ‘My hair is wet.’ Nuyi ta nuwaryak. ‘You talk and laugh too much (a bit rude) (or can mean: you are all wet).’ See: keryakpin ‘become wet’; kinnyaryakpa ‘make wet’. Category: Properties of surface.
yarri noun. Sea Perches or Gold-spotted Sweetlips. Lutjanus spp.. Kingurrin arak karlwa. ‘It has yellow stripes.’ Syn: impurrk. See: martali ‘Sea perches’; inarrka ‘Seabream or Emperor’. Category: Fish.
yarrk coverb. Restrict: LL subject 1 • lie open, be a gap, open space. Takapa kanyu yarrk. ‘It is lying open.’ kanyu yarrk ‘a space in an area’. Angpanaw yarrk ngartu ‘Leave a space for me (to sit)’. See: jarrk ‘make room’; ngatngat ‘tear, split’. Category: Landscape, Movement relating to fixed point, Physical stance.
2 • ask a favour of, request. Yunyi kuwin jarrk. ‘Don't ask him for it (just now).’ Category: Language.
3 • taste something sweet. Category: Cognitive senses and attention.
4 • detect sound from far away. Innyet jarrk. ‘He heard.’ Category: Cognitive senses and attention.
5 • split, cut in half. Kuwuk jarrk manpurrwa. ‘You tore the piece of clothing/cloth’. aniwuk jarrk ‘the axe split the island in half’. See: kannyarlan ‘divide, halve’. Category: Divide, cut, tear.
yarrkjarrk break, split open, gut. Iniwung yarrkjarrk ja kapala la kunuka yirrik iniwung innyartpungkuny worri ta waka. ‘It tore the boat open and all that, broke it and then lifted it up onto the dry land there.’ See: karten yarrkjarrk ‘one who uses a different pronunciation’. Category: Divide, cut, tear.
yarrkarrk crossreference. See: karrk ‘scratch’.
yarrunan noun. a person talking to their punyi or wirlupirlu about their own brother or sister. See: yarrunparrki ‘a person talking to their kamu or yiji about their own brother or sister’. Category: family, inc moieties.
yarrunparrki noun. a person talking to their kamu or yiji about their own brother or sister. See: yarrunan ‘a person talking to their punyi or wirlupirlu about their own brother or sister’; anpulawnut ‘oldest sibling’. Category: family, inc moieties.
yarryarr coverb. Disappear into grass. Category: Grasses, Concealment.
yatjat crossreference. See: jat ‘interfere with’.
yartjart coverb. go fishing by moonlight. Malany kawa yartjart. ‘They are fishing by moonlight.’ Kawarra yartjart pata marryun. ‘The boys go fishing by night.’ Category: Hunting.
yartparrawarra noun. one who excels in playing the didgeridoo. Category: Play, perform, joke.
yaw coverb. 1 • immerse, soak, water (plant). Wenat apakangung jaw. ‘They were soaking (the yams).’ Jukapa kinypani ta kakaka yaw yurnu, tuka wurl. ‘This one's sitting and paddling her feet, in the billabong.’ Ta kinjapurr ta karrkpelkpin mira wuwukuwuk karriwaka yaw ja pipij tuka wupaj akut. ‘The kinjapurr is when we get very hot, its hot, and we dip the baby in water frequently.’ Note: Coverb and verb stressed like one word Category: Manipulation.
Restrict: VE object 2 • cast nets or fishing line. See: wakij ‘line fish’.
yawyaw coverb. soak. Category: Hunting, Items for fishing.
yawak noun. leech. Hirudinea. Category: Insects, Medicine.
yawu part. both. Puka yawu iwumany wungpulaj. ‘They both stole it.’ Takayawu wemin kawukunjilin. ‘Those two exchange something.’ Category: Amounts.
yaya interjection. oh no! Category: Language.
yi2 dem. Demonstrative referring to movement, or ideophone for the type of movement she demonstrates? Tuka ngatpinang "Yi" ta ngarrunpatpang kapa ‘We go "Yi." and they hold us there.’ Syn: yiyi. Category: Non language human voice sounds.
yikjik coverb. Restrict: LL subject water well up from a hole dug in a soak or bubble up like in a spa. Water spout up from body of water, sea etc. ta wupaj angmalkpangung kirrka. Angmalkpangung yikjik. ‘The water kept on rising up. It was bubbling up and was turbulent.’ Category: Motion relating to water.
yili coverb. flee. Awungurriny kili warak pata marryun. ‘The boys fled.’ awungurrina ili See: kiliga ‘travel from, be from’. Category: Horizontal movements.
ying iv. He might go. See main entry: ke.
yirurryirurr coverb. dressed up ready for a ceremony with ochre, bands etc. Wularrut anmany yirurryirurr. ‘You are already dressed for the ceremony.’ Kima yirurryirurr. ‘He's dressed up (ceremonially).’ See: kinimanmakpa ‘(female) be prepared for the dance’. Category: Clothing, adornment, magic items.
yirrirri 2 • coverb. watch carefully. Category: Cognitive senses and attention.
Restrict: VE object 1 • coverb. signal with a fire stick. Ta karrpin anngawuni yirrirri naka karrpuntangkatpa ta kawarra jinyngu wupurrk. ‘When we say anngawuni yirrirri it means that we are signalling to them as they come along in the dark at night.’ See: kirrirri ‘we are going home (call)’. Syn: kinnyayanayan. Category: Non language human voice sounds.
yirrkju part. both. Pata ngarrkarrk arrarrkpi awayamangung kirrkju. ‘The two men were both working.’ Iwanala yirrkju. ‘Burn it all.’ Yiminy, "Punyi la Kamu ngarrunayanti! Ngarrikpakpan antajing parrwarr tuka nangartam kirrkju. ‘He said, "Father and Mother, look at me: I am spoiled, I have a hole right through my cheek."’ See: yirrk ‘post-verbal particle, all, completive’. Syn: manpala. Category: Amounts.
yiyi2 part. yes, I know. Yes, I agree. Syn: yi. Category: Language.
yiyi1 coverb. go hunting along the seashore and mangroves in knee-deep water for example for stingray. Ngarrangung yiyi warra mirrala. ‘I went hunting along the coastline among the small mangrove trees.’ Kawarra yiyi, iwerrka kiyap ngarru. ‘They went hunting in shallow water and speared fish for us.’ Category: Hunting.
yo interjection. yes. See: yi ‘o.k.’. Category: Language.
delight, amazement. Anth: Said as a group after a performance, in place of clapping Category: Language.
yuku noun. spear type. Category: Tools, men's.
yulmarr noun. bone needle. Category: Tools, women's.
yulngpuj noun. dust. See: kunak ‘dirt’. Category: Soil.
yurlirr1 coverb. 1 • melt, soften. Kimin jurlirr ja murrkaj. ‘The butter is melted.’ Angminy jurlirr. ‘It melted.’ Category: General, Properties of surface.
yurlirrjurlirr coverb. break up, soften up. Category: General, Properties of surface.
yurlngarrjurlngarr coverb. Restrict: LL subject 1 • water be everywhere, for example because of a spill or a leak. Kangmin yurlngarrjurlngarr. ‘Water's spilled everywhere.’ Category: Arrangement.
2 • crush up, break into little pieces. Yara ja kakurl wurlumunwurlumun kayirrk la ngarrima yurnu ngarru ngarriwun yurlngarrjurlngarr. ‘Sometimes the sugar is lumpy then we take it in our hands and break it up.’ See: jurlngarr ‘melt, soften’; yurlirr ‘melt, soften’. Category: Manipulation, Arrangement.
yurluwu noun. black whip snake. Category: Reptiles and amphibians.
yumalngaj noun. hard working hunter, someone who spends a lot of time hunting and travels a long way looking for particular types of food. inymalngaj ‘I suggested this and it was accepted but not repeated, prob NG not that familiar with the word.’. Iwuning ta walij kunukawk pa yangkungapa nuka yumalngaj. ‘They gave him all sorts of food. He used to go for it, he was a hard working hunter.’ See: kiwmalngajpun ‘make more of’; kinimalngajpun ‘descend from (people)’. Category: Goodness, Peoples and clans, Hunting.
yumparljumparl noun. walking stick. Category: Tools, women's.
yumparrparr noun. 1 • giant. Anth: Yumparrparr is a giant who meets people when they die. You can see him as a shooting star at night. Category: Peoples and clans. Note: Generic term for a giant but used in many myths as a proper name because the actual name cannot be spoken.
2 • meteor. Category: Sky.
yumpuli noun. face, beak, point. ngumpuli, ninyumpuli, wungumpuli, mumbuli ‘end of stick’; mampuli, wimpuli. See: wungumpuli ‘point of land’; mampuli ‘bow of canoe’; mumpuli marruny ‘fish name’. Category: Head.
yunyi part. do not, don't, negator of verbs and also sometimes nouns. Nganyamiyarma mata murntulwanpal mata mamarrk la yunyi mata malakuru. ‘I want the canoe to be wide across the body and don't make it narrow.’ Yunyi kuwin jarrk. ‘Don't ask him for it (just now).’ Yuwunyi kulangung. ‘You should not have been eating that!’ See: marrik ‘negator for verb’; inyi ‘do not’. Category: Language.
Yungiyirk noun. place name. See: wamawun ‘place/ coral name’. Category: Place names.
yungku noun. fire, firewood. See: warlk ‘tree (generic term)’. Category: Fire.
yurnturrpalili noun. kind, friendly. ninyjurnturrpalili. Category: Peoples and clans, Goodness.
yurnu noun. foot, hand, extremity, footprint, tracks. Atimany ngaw yurnu ‘They're holding hands’. Awuran tuka wurl awukany ajirrik yurnu nuyu. ‘They went to a billabong, they looked for what might be its footprints.’ See: yurnu ta karrungmarranyi ‘hand’; yurnu ta karrungarlukpa ‘foot’; warlk ‘tree (generic term)’; iwarak ‘footprints’. Category: Limbs.
wurrkamaj yurnu five. Syn: wurrkara yurnu. Category: Amounts.
inyngen yurnu NVidiom. a girl's first period. Pata warrarrawurnji kakenpu yurnu. ‘Girl's have their first period ceremony.’ Category: Reproduction.
kinnyatpi yurnu NVidiom. shake hands. Kapatpi wu la wemin yurnu, kamin marrmarr. ‘They shake hands and they're happy.’ Category: Holding, sticking, Social responsibilities and events.
yurnu ta karrungarlukpa phrase. foot, the one we walk on. ta yurnu ja karrungarlukpa ‘foot’. Kurlingka kili lintij ta yurnu ta kannyarlukpa. ‘Is he just playing with his feet?’ See: kinnyarlukpa ‘walk’; yurnu ‘foot, hand, extremity, footprint, tracks’. Category: Limbs.
yupirlk noun. False Trumpet shell, Staghorn Murex. Syrinx aruanus, Chicoreus cornucervi. Variant: Iwaidja: Ldurldu; Wunba; Yurnku. yupirlk nuwurnyak ilarri ‘yupirlk with legs’. Yupirlk, imawurr wularr ‘Yupirlk with lots of arms (used this to describe Staghorn Murex)’. yupirlk ja iwugi ‘an old yupirlk (used to describe photos of Onion-shaped Cask Snail of Sabine's)’. Category: Shellfish. Anth: Old people ate yupirlk but only the False Trumpet shell, not the Staghorn Murex. Yupirlk were used to carry water like Ngarlawi. Yupirlk is found at Yumarlakaka, Wigu and Alwampi. Note: Berndt and Berndt (1970) mentions use of 'conch shell' jubilk in music.
yura coverb. 1 • take responsibility for. Yanat piyu imany yura. ‘He himself took the responsibility.’ Category: Social responsibilities and events.
2 • burn (something which is cooking). Nuka kinin yura. ‘It (meat) is burning (on the fire).’ Ara katin yura ta walij. ‘The food is burning (on the fire).’ See: kima ‘auxiliary verb’. Syn: wungkirl kinnyen. Category: Cooking.
yurk noun. grave, burial place. Iwutpan tuka yurk. ‘They put him in a burial place.’ Category: Mourning.
yurwun crossreference. See: yurgun ‘raw, uncooked, unripe’.
yuryur noun. young goanna. Category: Reptiles and amphibians.
yurrgali noun. witchetty grub. See: mayarany ‘edible grub’. Category: Insects.
yurriyij noun. steam. Category: Water bodies.
yurrjurr coverb. 1 • fall off. Marrany yurrjurr "Ma arrkpana, mawuga arriwanama." ‘It falls off (the ngarntawl seed), "O.k. lets go and get mawuga crabs".’ Category: Vertical motion.
2 • save money. Kingaka yurrjurr ja rrupiya. ‘She saves her money.’ Category: Other.
Restrict: ED object 3 • unload. Kapaka yurrjurr Nagalarramba ‘They're unloading their stuff at Nagalarramba.’ See: jurr ‘fall’. Category: Vertical motion.
yurrk noun. lungs. Category: Organs and torso.
yurrmuyurrmu noun. Giant Threadfin, name also used for other Threadfins: Northern Threadfin, Gunther's threadfin and Black-finned Threadfin. These are sometimes called Salmon. Leptobrama muelleri, Eleutheronema tetradactylum, Polydactylus plebius, Polydactylus multiradiatus, Polydactylus nigripinnis.. Category: Mullets.
yurrng noun. high up, on top of. Nakapa ja yurrng parak. ‘The one at the top (picture of fish at the top of the page)’. See: wumarrk ‘low lying area’; wirt ‘be up in, be up on’; kiniyurrngpun ‘command, force’. Syn: wanji. Category: Location and distance.
yurrurt noun. ripe, cooked. murrurt ‘ripe’; awurrurt ‘ripe’. Ta kanyu alan naka karrpin pu kurryakatakanyi jurrup. ‘When it is on the side we say to the others 'Hurry, it is cooked'.’ Ant: yurgun. See: kiwrrurtpin ‘cook, ripen, become ready’. Category: Cooking.
yurrwiri noun. white ashes of a burnt-out fire. Yarran iwany iyarrkpunyjiliny yurrwiriyu yung. ‘They burned it all up until there were only ashes left.’ See: mawatpu ‘ash’. Syn: manganypum. Category: Fire.
yurryurr noun. small mud crab. Scylla serrata?. Category: Crustaceans. Anth: It has 'yellow fat' inside. The best time to catch them is when the tall grass seeds are maturing. It is then soft with plenty of fat.
yutjut coverb. Restrict: MA object put down a sign for someone else to follow. Inilanganiny yutjut. ‘He put down a sign for them to follow.’
yurtujurtu noun. Cowrie shell. Cypraea spp. including Cypraea arabica. Variant: Iwaidja: Yurtujurtu. Kiw tuka waryat. ‘It lives on the rocks (near to karrarnarn oysters).’ Category: Shellfish. Anth: Not good to eat.
yuwti noun. goanna species which spends a lot of time in the water. Category: Reptiles and amphibians.
yuwunyi crossreference. See: yunyi ‘negation’.