A Grammar & Dictionary of Gathang

A Grammar & Dictionary of Gathang

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The Gathang people of the New South Wales mid-north coast are reviving their language and culture and pasing it on to their children. Gathang (or Kattang) is a general name for the language also known as Birrbay (Biripi), Guringay (Gringai) and Warrimay (Worimi), technically these are dialects of teh same language. This grammar and dictionary has been developed with extensive community consultation to provide a strong foundation for future language revival.

Amanda Lissarrague's research is based on Nils Holmer's recordings of Uncle Eddie Lobban, one of the last speakers, together with numerous written historical records and the knowledge of Gathang people today.

This comprehensive grammar and dictionary includes:

  • a guide to the sounds of the language, and recommended spelling system
  • a description of surviving grammar, with useful comparisons to neighbouring languages
  • translations of Gathang stories told by Uncle Eddie Lobban
  • a dictionary of over 1000 worss and suffixes with original sources, handy English finder list and word group list.

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  • Author: Super User
  • Publisher: Muurrbay Aboriginal Language & Culture Co-op
  • ISBN-13: 978 097 753 5170
  • Pages: 348 pages
  • Price: $50.00

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