Example sentences for: dharuk

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  • Not more than about 400 words have been borrowed altogether, and yet of these some 60 come from Dharuk, the language which was spoken on the site now occupied by the city of Sydney and not much beyond it, which existed in an inland and a coastal dialect.

  • 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.

  • Dharuk Words In English

  • Gunyah , the Dharuk word for dwelling, is matched by the Melburnian quamby , a verb meaning lie down, camp, and also a noun meaning shelter, by the Brisbane humpy , the Adelaide wurley , and the Perth mia mia .

  • Second, a positive effort needed to be made to ascertain the Aboriginal name, and experience showed that the geographical range of Dharuk was extremely limited: the fact that a new set of names came into use as one crossed the boundary of another Aboriginal language must have mitigated against borrowing.


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