Australian Aboriginal Words in English

Australian Aboriginal Words in English

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Australian Aboriginal Words in English records the Aboriginal contribution to Australian English and provides a fascinating insight into the contact between the first Australians and European settlers. The words are grouped according to subject, and for each one there is information on the Aboriginal language from which it derives, the date of its first written use in English, and its present meaning and pronunciation. This book brings them together and provides the fullest available information about their Aboriginal background and their Australian English History.1998 Courier-Mail [Brisbane], 30 May, 23. ... a#39;Mulga wiresa#39; had told them of the arrival of a#39;Motor car Franka#39; and plenty of tobacco. mulga wireless (radio, telegram, telegraph), mulga wire I960 Northern ... 1950 G. M. farwell, Land of Mirage, 98.

Title:Australian Aboriginal Words in English
Author:Robert M. W. Dixon
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2006


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