Example sentences for: dharuk

How can you use “dharuk” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Although there are still a few Dharuk descendants in the vicinity of Sydney, and these may still use a handful of Dharuk words, Dharuk effectively ceased to function as a language by the mid-19th century.

  • On the other there were new names, borrowings from Aboriginal languages, like boobook, dingo, koala, kurrajong, wallaby, wallaroo, waratah, and wombat, all from Dharuk (the Sydney language); descriptive names like blackbutt, bottlebrush, duckbill, flooded gum, and gumtree; or popular adoptions of scientific names like banksia, callistemon, casuarina, boronia, eucalyptus, and platypus.

  • Borak was borrowed in the late 1830s and, perhaps because the Dharuk negative baal was already in use, did not last long in its primary sense.

  • That is not because their presence had made no impact on English, for more than fifty words were borrowed from Dharuk, most of them in the early period.

  • Much the same sort of continuum exists in the west, where Nyungar, which had a number of advantages over Dharuk, has provided for more than 150 years a source of loan words.


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