Language name and locationː  Gupapuyngu, Australia [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区古帕普伊古语, 澳大利亚北部地区


1. wanɡɡany  / waŋɡ̠aɲ / 'solitary'

2. märrma  /ma:rma / 'pair'

3. l̠urrkun  / ɭurkun /  ('trio'ː literally family of man wife & child)

4.  bukumiriw  / bukumiɽiw /= headless ('literally ː set of turtle without a top one) *

5.  wanɡɡany rulu /waŋaɲ rulu /= set (of turtle eggs arranged in square pyramid)

     with head.


Linguist providing data and dateː Dr. John Rudder, School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia & the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, December 3, 2012.

供资料的语言学家: Dr. John Rudder, 2012 年 12 月 3 日.


Other comments: Gupapuyngu only has two traditional numbers. For number 4ː this is a square pyramid which has a base of of four eggs and a fifth one on to called the head. hence for four, buju (=head) miriw (=without). Note on the traditional spellings and IPA transcriptions: 1. wanggany: ends with an alveopalatal nasal sound pronounced with the tongue tip behind the bottom teeth your spelling of the first closed syllable, 2.

märrma : has the ä as with longer duration than the a in wangany, 3. lurrkun: begins with a retroflex l, 4. the r in bukumiriw is a retroflex sound.



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