Gamilaraay book launch
Yarraa-dha/On Yarraay/Thursday, Winanga-Li-dhu nguu Gamilaraay maa dhanggalma-y/Winanga-Li launched five Gamilaraay books, malawil-araay birralii-gal-gu Gunnedah-dhi/with photos of Gunnedah children, garay-baraay Gamilaraay-baraay/and with Gamilaraay text.
Dhirrabuu Wayne Griffiths, ganunga Winaga-Lidha, bamba garay Gamilaraay warray-ma-lda-ndaay. Wayne and all at Winanga-Li are deadly in their support for Gamilaraay language.
Book launch. There is no Gamilaraay recorded for this, but a few times there is a word for ‘float’. Intransitive ‘float’ is banggadha-y and dhangga-y [the stick floated] and the transitive verb is dhanggalma-li [I will float the stick], and that is also used for ‘launching a canoe’, so has been used here.
The usual transitive verb formed from dhangga-y would be dhanggay-ma-li. It is quite possible that, since this was not a common verb, the records may not have the traditional version.