(Gaba if we get a word for ‘translate’. Then we can form ‘translation’ and ‘translator’.)
Abie Wright asked for translations of two prayers. The English prayers and suggested translations are below. There is discussion about the translation in the biiba/doc mamanhi/attached. John Giacon
The Eyes of Baiame will be upon you and protect you from all Evil.
Giirr nginunha Baayami-dhu ngami-ngami-lda-y,
Gagiluudhi nginunha gandaba-lda-y.
Maaru-wadhaay nginda yana-waa-y.
Thank you Father Baiame for the power of the wind spirit that you send out over us with Love and Protection.
Thank you Mother Earth Kangaroo as you cover us with the Ochre blood of our Homeland.
Maarubaa Bubaa, Baayami,
Mayrraa walan ngiyaningu wuurrbi-lda-ndaay,
Winangay-la-ndaay, gandaba-lda-ndaay ngiyaninya.
Maarubaa Gunimaa, Bawurra/Bandaarr,
Giirr nginda ngiyaninya gandawa-lda-nha
Guwa-dhu guuwarr-u Ngurrambaa-dhi.