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ahe, ahele
in anger, angrily, fighting
ahe‑akngerre
aggressive, ‘cheeky’, angry
ahele‑irreme
be angry, get aggressive
ahelhe
ground, land, earth
ahentye1
throat
ahentye2
wanting, liking (usually with aneme ‘be’)
aherre
red kangaroo
aherte
bilby, rabbit-eared bandicoot
aheye‑angkeme
to breathe
ahinenhe
woma python
akakweme
bite into, chew
akalke‑ileme, akalkelhe‑ileme
divide up, pick out
akaltye
knowing how to, knowing about
akaltye‑antheme, akaltyele‑antheme
teach
akaltye‑irreme
learn
akangkeme
be happy, be pleased
akangkwe‑irreme
pay attention, listen properly
akaperte
head
akarelheme
wait
akarlkweme
bite into, chew
akarre
awake
akeme2
call, refer to as
akeme1
cut something, slice, cut up
akeme‑irreme
get up
akemelhe‑ileme
get someone up
akerte
end, tip
‑akerte
with, having
akertne
up, on top
akethe
outside, in the open, exposed, clearing, plain
akethe‑akethe
fairly open, just light (before sunrise)
Akeyulerre
Billygoat Hill
akiltye‑ileme
split up animal carcase
akiwarre
really upset, in a temper
akngakeme
separate out, pick out, choose
akngarte‑iweme
turn something over, change, translate
akngelheme
move (part of ) yourself, shake, twitch
akngeme
carry
akngerre
big, much, a lot
akngetyeme
bring
akngeye
father, father’s brother
akngwelye
dog
akngwelye artnwere
dingo
Akngwertnarre
Morris Soak town camp
akunye
poor thing, dear thing
akurne
bad, wrong, not useable
akurrknge
brain
akutne
not knowing something, unfamiliar with
akwangenye
left hand
akwe‑arratye
right hand
akweke
small, little, not much
akwele
supposedly, reportedly
akwerneme
put inside something, insert
akwerrke
small, young of animals
akwete
still, yet, continuing
akwetethe
always
akwetethenhe
always, regularly, permanent
akwintye
traditional windbreak
akwirreme
wave, signal to
alakenhe
like this, like that
alangkwe
wild banana
alarte
point of spear
alaye
area of open water, lake, sea
Alaye!
‘Look out!’
aleme
liver
alengke‑iwelheme
hide yourself
alengke‑iweme
hide something
alenye
tongue
alepe
firestick
alethange
traveller, stranger
alewatyerre
sand goanna
arlewatyerre
alhampwe
child who has lost one or both parents
alharrkentye
lightning
alhe
nose
Alhekulye, Alhekulyele
Mt. Gillen
alheme
go, go along, travel
alherreme
scratch something
alhewelheme
wash yourself
alheweme
wash something
alhwarrpe
sad, feeling sorrow
alhwe
blood
alhwenge
burrow, animal hole
alkarle
new, flash
alkere
sky
alkereke‑irreme
take off and fly
alkerele alheme
fly along
alkngarlpe
hip
alkngarnte
eyebrow
alkngerurrke
ankle
alknge
eye
alknge atherrke, alknge atherrke‑atherrke
cat (‘green eyes’)
alknge kwarte
eyeball
alknge‑arlpelhe, alknge‑irlpelhe
eyelash
alkngenthe
flame, light
alknginere, alkngirnere
cicada
tyerraye
alkngultye, alknguntye
tears
alkngwe
without noticing, not paying attention
alkngwirreme
forget
alkwerte
shield
alpeme
return, go back
alperrantyeye
bush tomato
alpmanthe
hot earth and ashes under fire for cooking in
alte
hair, fur
althelheme
pluck stuff off yourself, shave
altheme
pluck stuff off something
altule, alturle
west
altyele
female cross-cousin
altyerre
1. a dream. 2. Dreaming
altyerre areme
to dream about
Altyerrenge
Dreaming
altyiweme
spill, pour out
altywere
hole, open
altywere‑ileme
to open, turn on
alwerneme
chase
alye
boomerang
ilye
alyekwe
stone knife
alyweke
alyelheme
sing (a song)
ilyelheme
alyeme
sing (a person or thing)
ilyeme
alyerneme
wind something around, twist
ilyerneme
alyweke
stone knife
alyekwe
amake
elbow
amenge
fly (insect)
Amengkwerne
Amoonguna
amirre
woomera, spear-thrower
amiwarre
Milky Way
ampatye
woman’s child, sister’s child
ampe
child
ampe marle
girl
ampe urreye
boy
ampeke‑aneme
be upright against something, lean on, stick to
ampeme
burn
ampenye
leftovers
ampere
knee
Ampetyane
one of the eight skin names
ampwe
middle-aged or mature person
amulte
arm
aname‑irreme
shift to another place
anatye
bush potato, type of yam
ane
and [from English]
aneme
sit, live, be
anepe‑aneme
live (at a place)
anewe
husband or wife, spouse
anewe‑akeme
marry (‘call someone spouse’)
Angale
one of the eight skin names
angayakwe, angayweke
hungry
angeme
fly (insect)
angente
heat haze, mirage
angepe
crow
angerneme
dig into, dig out
angkeme
speak, talk
angkentye
language, message
angkethakwe
thirsty
angkulye
cloud
angkwene
pink cockatoo
angkwere
older sister
angwenhe?
who?
angwenhe‑kenhe?
whose?
angwerre
mid-afternoon
anngwerre
angwerre‑angwerre
late afternoon
anngwerre‑anngwerre
anheme
to rain, to water
anherre
husband’s mother
ankele
male cross-cousin
ankere
spinifex resin
ankerre
coolibah tree
Ankerre‑Ankerre
Coolibah Swamp (in Alice Springs)
ankerte
bearded dragon (lizard)
ankwe
asleep
ankwe‑inteme
sleeping (‘lying down asleep’)
annge
seed, fruit
anngwerre
mid-afternoon
angwerre
anngwerre‑anngwerre
late afternoon
angwerre‑angwerre
anpeme
touch something, fiddle with it
anpere
passing, on the way through or past
anpere alheme
pass by, go past
anperneme
call someone a (particular) family relation
anpernirreme
call each other (particular) relations, be related to each other in that way
anpernirrentye
the ways Arrernte people are related to each other
antangkeme
call someone over
ante
and [from English]
‑ante
only, just
anteke
wide
antekerre
south
anteme
now, then
antenhe
possum
antere
fat, grease
antethe
flower
antewe‑irreme
to vomit
anteweke‑antewe‑irreme, anteweke‑anteweke‑irreme
feel nauseated, feel like vomiting
Anthelke Ulpaye
1. Charles Creek. 2. Charles Creek town camp
antheme
give
anthepe
women’s dancing for ceremony
Anthepe
Drive-In town camp
anthurre
very, really
anthwerrke
guts, stomach (of grubs, animals)
Anthwerrke
Emily Gap
Imerle
antyeme
climb, ride, go up
intyeme
antyenye
grey-haired
antyerrke
dried out, dead (plant)
intyerrke
antyetyerre
frog
antyeye
sweat, perspiration
antyipere
bat (smaller types)
antywe
a nest
antyweme
drink something
anwerne
we (more than two people; subject)
anwernenhe
us (more than two people; object form)
anyente
one, alone
apaneme
feel, touch, fiddle with
aparlpe‑ileme
lose something, lose someone (passes away)
aparlpe‑irreme
to get lost
aparre
butt of spear
aperre
apaye‑uthneme
ask
apeke
perhaps, maybe
apekeme
smash something
apele
‘I know this myself’, definitely
apelkere
crested pigeon
apenteme
follow someone, follow a path
aperaltye
sweetish food on gum tree leaves
apere
river red gum tree
Apere Alwerrknge
Palmers town camp
aperle
father’s mother, woman's son's child
aperre
butt of spear
aparre
aperrke
hot coals
aperreme, aperteme
stalk, sneak along
apethe
animal pouch
apetye‑alpeme
come back
apetyeme
come
apmere
camp, place, country
apmwe
any type of snake
apmwerrke
yesterday
apure
'shame': shy, ashamed, embarrassed, reserved
apure‑irreme
feel shame, be shy, be embarrassed
apurrke
tired
apurrke‑irreme
get tired
apurte
heap, clump, ball of, together
apwape, apwapwe
whirlwind, willy-willy
apwelantye
black kite (bird)
apwerte
rock, stone, hill, money
apweteke
hailstones
arelhe
woman; Aboriginal person
aremaye
short-tailed goanna
areme
see, look at, have a look, watch
arenge
euro
‑arenye
belonging to, from, associated with
arerre
chest
arerte
mad, crazy, silly; deaf
arerte‑arerte
not thinking right, silly, irresponsible
arethape
baby before crawling stage
aretharre
west or north wind
‑areye
more than two, many
arlantye
bicycle lizard
irlantye
arlarte
bushy (trees etc)
arlatyeye
pencil yam
arlenge
long way, distant
arlenye
dry
arletye
raw, green, uncooked
arlewarrere
whirlwind, willy-willy
arlewatyerre
sand goanna
alewatyerre
arleye
emu
‑arlke
too, and, as well
arlkeme
shout out, call out, scream out
arlketyerre
dead finish tree
arlkweme
1. eat. 2. ache
arlpatye
ring necked parrot
arlpelhe
leaf, petal, feather, wing.
arlpentye
tall, long
arlperenye
green beetle, stink beetle
irlperenye
arlperrantyeye
bush tomato
arlpmenye
ashes
arlte
day, daylight
arlte mpepe
middle of the day
arltwe
empty
arlure
gecko types
arlware
inflated, swollen up
arlwe
roundish rock, roundish
arlwekere
women’s camp
arne
tree, bush, stick, wood, thing
arne‑artne
scrub, bush
arnerre
rockhole (where water collects)
arnkarre
steep bank of creek/river
arnke
cliff, very steep sides of hill
arnkelye
sullen, sulking
arnkentye
single men’s camp
arnkwerte‑arnkwerte
bent, crooked, winding
arnpenheme
set off (walking), set foot down
arnperrke
centipede
arntarlkwe
fork of tree
arnteme
to ache
arntengeye
sister-in-law
arnterre
intensely, energetically, focussed on what you're doing
arnterte
rotten, bad, very bad
arntetherrke
carpet snake
arnteweye
wife’s father
arntinye
wasp
arntirrkweme
take hold of, catch
arntirte
rotten, bad, very bad
irntirte
arntwerreme
growl, grunt (animal)
arntwirrkeme
take hold of, catch
arnwere
humming or buzzing noise
arrakerte
mouth
arralkeme
open mouth wide, yawn
arralte
facial hair, beard
arrangkwe
no, nothing, none
arrankweye
bush plum
arrantherre
you (more than two people; subject)
arrateme
exit, go out
arratintyeme
come out
arratye
true, right, real, straight
arre‑yenpe
lips
arrirnpirnpe
arreltye
lungs
arrelyennge
cheek, side of face
arreme
lice
arrenge
father’s father, man's son's child
arrentye
creepy-crawly, devil
arrerneme
put something down
arrernirtneme
put back down
arreweme
shiver, shake
arrirlpe
sharp, pointy
arrirnpirnpe
lips
arre‑yenpe
arrirtne, arritnye
name
arrkene
fun, play, joking
arrkene‑irreme
to play
arrkerneme
try to do, have a taste of, imitate
arrkernke
bloodwood tree
arrpanenhe / arrpe-anenhe
each, every, various
arrpenhe
other, another, different
arrpenheme
some, some others
arrpwere
magpie
arrpwerneme
call out to someone
arrtyaneme
run, run off
arrule, arrurle
long time ago, long before, for a long time
arrurtne, arrutne
chin
arrutnenge
bush passionfruit
arrwe
rock wallaby
arrwekele
in front, ahead, first, earlier
arrwekelenye
1. first one(s), one(s) before. 2. ancestors
artangentye, artangentyele
(doing something) together, co-operatively
artarre
tail feathers of emu
‑arteke
like, similar to
artekerre
root
arteme
build, cover, bury
artengkwelknge, artengkulknge
a cold, snot, phlegm
artepe
back (body part)
artepe‑aneme
crouch over, be hunched over
arteperrke
kidney
arterte‑ileme
crush, squash, mash
artirte-ileme
artetye
mulga
artewe
bush turkey
artirte‑ileme
crush, squash, mash
arterte-ileme
artitye
teeth
artityerrityerre
willy-wagtail
artneme
cry, bawl
arturle
hard flat ground, a plain, a rise
aturle
arturte
grinding stone (small)
artwe
man, initiated man
artweye
owner, custodian, relation
arunthe
many, a lot, lots
arwengalkere
native bee hive (sugarbag), hive cover, honey
atantheme
spear, poke, sew, write
ateme
burst, burst out, (dust) fly up
atere
scared, afraid, frightened
atere‑irreme
be scared, get frightened
aterneme
straighten something out
aternnge
dirty
atertneme
squat down with feet flat on ground
atetherre
budgerigar
athakwere
mouse
‑athathe
before
atheme
grind (seeds), mash up, knead
athenge
ironwood tree
athere
flat grind stone
Athereyurre
Telegraph Station waterhole
atherre, atherrame
two, both, pair
atherreme
laugh, giggle, smile
atherrke
1. grass, small plants. 2. green and some shades on yellow and blue
atherrke‑atherrke
green and some shades of yellow and blue
athetheke
red and some shades of pink and orange
athirnte
largish smooth flat rock
athnurte-athnurte, athnwerte‑athnwerte
curled up, crescent-shaped
atnarnpeme
jump down, get down from, get out of (a vehicle)
atneme
digging stick
atnerre
brave, confident, not scared
atnerte
stomach
atnerte‑atnerte
pregnant
atnethakerte
scorpion
atnewe‑atnewe
relaxed, unworried, unhurried
atnineme / atne‑ineme
to gut (an animal)
atnunthe
animal
atnurrknge
1. mushy grub guts. 2. an old-fashioned kind of gruel or porridge
atnwaltye
guts: stomach and intestines
atnware
heel, back of foot
atnyatye
mother’s brother
atnyelhe‑ileme
drop something
itnyelhe‑ileme
atnyematye
grub from the witchetty bush
atnyeme1
fall
itnyeme
atnyeme2
witchetty bush
atnyeneme
hold, have, keep, look after
atnyentye
moon
aturle
hard flat ground, a plain, a rise
arturle
atwakeye
wild orange
atwatye
gap, saddle in range
atweme
hit, kill
atwerreme
fight (‘hit each other’)
atwetye
joey
atyanke
bull-ant
atyarnpe
ironwood tree
atyelpe
western quoll, native cat
atyemeye
mother’s father, man's daughter's child
atyenge
for me
atyenhe
my, mine
atyepe‑atyepe
lively, chirpy, enthusiastic
atyerreme
1. shoot. 2. cook in hot ashes/earth
atyete
soft: spongy, mushy, fluffy
atyewe
friend
atyeye
younger brother or sister
atyinhe
my, mine
atywe
calf (of leg)
atywenpe, atyunpe
perentie monitor lizard
awakeme
save for someone, keep
awele‑awele
bush tomato
awelheme
feel (some way)
aweme
hear, listen to, understand
awempeme
to sweat, perspire
awenhe
father’s sister
awenke
teenage girl, young woman
awethe
more, again
Ayekaye!
‘Oh!’, ‘Oh no!’, ‘Wow.’
ayenge
I, me
ayepe1
tarvine plant
ayepe2
umbilical cord
yepe
ayepe‑arenye
caterpillar found on the ayepe plant
ayepweme
hunt away, let go
aywepeme
ayerrere
north
ayeye
story, message
aywe
older or middle-aged man
aywepeme
hunt away, let go
ayepweme
aywerte
spinifex
ikngerre
east
ikwarre
skink
ikwemeye
sweet
ikwere
for him, for her, for it
ikwerenge
from him, from her, from it; from there, then
ikwerenhe
his, her, hers, its
ileme
say, tell
ilengare?
when?
ilentye
galah
ilepe
stone axe
ilerne
we two (subject)
ilernpenye
expert, clever, skilled
ilyernpenye
ilpenthe
steady rain
Ilperle Tyathe
Warlpiri camp (one of the town camps)
ilpeye
needlewood bush
Ilpeye‑Ilpeye
one of the town camps
ilteme
tell off, swear at
ilthe
humpy, shelter
iltyarnme
type of crustacean
iltye
hand, fingers
iltye atnerte
palm of hand
iltye kantye
finger, tip of finger
iltye‑irreme
to wave
iltywiltye, iltywiltywe
mantis
ilweme
die (Not respectful about a person.)
ilwempe
ghost gum
ilwerneme
put out (fire)
ilye
boomerang
alye
ilyelheme
sing (a song)
alyelheme
ilyeme
sing (a person or thing)
alyeme
ilyerneme
wind something around, twist
alyerneme
ilyernpenye
expert, clever, skilled
ilernpenye
ilyweme
take down off, take off clothes
Imerle
Emily Gap
Anthwerrke
imerneme
show to someone
impatye
tracks, prints
impeme
leave behind, leave alone
inape, inarlenge
echidna, spiny anteater, ‘porcupine’
Inarlenge
Little Sisters’ town camp
ineme
take, get
inernte
beantree
ingke
foot, toe
ingkerte
jealous
ingkirreke
all, every
ingkerreke
ingkwe
nearly, almost
ingkwepeye
ants’ nest, termite mound
ingkwerlpe
pityuri, bush tobacco
ingkwelpe
ingkweye
old, aged, not recent
ingwartentyele
all night
ingwe
night, dark
ingweleme
morning
ingwenthe
tomorrow, the next few days
ingwethnele
early morning before sunrise
inngerre, inngirre
face
intame‑intame
type of fish
intelhe‑ileme / intelhileme
write, draw, make a design on something
inteltye
grasshopper
intelyapelyape
butterfly, moth
inteme
lie, lie down
interlpe
wooden skewer
interrke
termite, white ant
inteye
cave
intwarre
on the other side of, over there
irntwarre
intyeme
climb, ride, go up
antyeme
intyerrke
dried out; dead (plant)
antyerrke
inurle
spider
inwenge
chest
inwerre
limping, lame, crippled
irnwerre
iparrpe
fast, quickly
iparrpe‑iparrpe
fast, quickly, over and over quickly
‑ipenhe
from, because of, after
‑iperre
ipenye
stranger
-iperre
from, because of, after
‑ipenhe
iperte
1. deep. 2. hole, pit, hollow, grave
ipmenhe
mother’s mother; woman’s daughter’s child
irlantye
bicycle lizard
arlantye
irlpe
ear
irlpelhe
leaf, petal, feather, wing.
irlperenye
green beetle, stink beetle
arlperenye
irlweme
take something down off, take off clothes
irnwerre
limping, lame, crippled
inwerre
irnterre
intensely, energetically, focussed on what you're doing
irntirte
rotten, bad, very bad
irntwarre
on the other side of, over there
intwarre
irrakere
carved grooves or designs on wooden artefacts
irrare
lonely, homesick
irrare‑irreme
long for, be homesick
irrarnte
black cockatoo
irreme
become
irrerlknge
corpse, skeleton
irrernte
cold, cold weather
irretye
wedge-tailed eagle
irrkepe
desert oak
irrkereme
sort through to find, uncover
irrkerlantye
brown falcon (bird)
irrkerteye
bitter, salty
irrketye
hair string
irrkngelhe
dry thin bark
irrkwentye
police
irrpeme
enter, go in
irrpennge
fish
irrtnye
husk, peel, skin of some animals
irrtnye‑iweme
to skin (animal), to peel
irrtyarte
a spear
ite
throat, front of neck
itelareme / itele‑areme
remember, know, decide, think
itelye
wart, skin tag
iteme
cook, light (a fire)
itethe
alive
ithwenge
maybe, perhaps
itirreme
think
itne
they (more than two; subject)
itnenhe
them (more than two; object form)
itnyelhe‑ileme
drop something
atnyelhe‑ileme
itnyeme
fall
atnyeme
itwe
near
iweme
throw, throw away
iwenhe?
what?
iwenhe‑akweye
watchamacallit, thingummy
iwenheke?
why?, what for?
iwenhenge?
why?, because of what?, what from?
iwenye
mosquito
iwepe
itchy grub, web
iwerre
path, road, track
kake
older brother
Karnte
one of the town camps
karnte‑karnte
round, circular
kele
‘Done!’, ‘OK’, finished, already
kelyawe
type of dragon lizard
Kemarre
one of the eight skin names
‑kenhe
belonging to (like English ‘s)
kere
meat, game animal
Kngwarraye
one of the eight skin names
kurrkurrke
mopoke owl
kwerrkwerrke
kwarte
egg
kwatye
water, rain
Kwementyaye
name used instead of a person’s individual name if someone else with that name has passed away
kwene
down, low, inside
kwene‑irreme
bend down, duck down, go down
kwepalepale
crested bellbird
kwerneme
to swallow
kwerralye
star
kwerrkwerrke
mopoke owl
kurrkurrke
kwerte
(fire) smoke, cigarette
kwetere
wooden fighting club, nulla nulla
Kweye?
‘I'm surprised; can that be right?’, ‘Eh?’ (getting someone to confirm what they just said), ‘Oops! How did I do that?’ (after a mistake)
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at, on, in
lhenpe
armpit
Lhenpe Artnwe
Hoppy’s town camp
lhere
creek, river
ltare‑atweme
hit and make a sharp noise, to knock
ltare‑ltare
sharp noise
lterre
shin, shinbone
lterrke
hard, strong, solid, tight
lthane
ghost, spirit (of dead)
lthangkwe
soaking wet
lthere‑iweme
pinch someone
ltyentye
beefwood tree
Ltyentye Apurte
Santa Teresa
lyeke
prickle, thorn, burr, quill
lyepe‑lyepe
part of intestines
lyete
now, today
lyetenye
today’s, recent
makete, makite
gun
mantere, manterre
clothes, cloth
marle
girl, female (animal)
marteme
shut, close, block off, turn off
matye
mother
meye
Me!
‘Here, take it!’
merne
food from plants: vegetable, fruit
metye
blunt, blocked off, corner
meye
mother, mother’s sister
matye
Mparntwe
Alice Springs
Mpe!
‘Let’s go!’
mpenge
ripe, cooked
mpepe
middle
mpwepe
mperlkere
white
mpwaltye
frog
mpwareme
make, do, fix
mpwele
you two (subject)
mpwepe
middle
mpepe
mpwere
maggot
mpwerne, mpwerneye
brother-in-law
Mpwetyerre
Abbotts town camp
mwantye
slowly, carefully, cautiously
mwarre
good, well, useable, proper, safe
mwerre
mwekarte
hat, cap
mweramwenke
blowfly
mwere
mother-in-law; son-in-law
mwernte‑irreme
refuse, be uncooperative
mwerre
good, well, useable, proper, safe
mwarre
name
grass
nanthe
horse
‑nge‑ntyele
from, out of, away from
ngenhe
you (one person; object form)
ngentye
soakage, hole dug for water
ngkarte
God, priest
Ngke!
‘Give it here!’
ngkerneme
1. stand something up, to plant. 2. (driver) stops (vehicle)
ngkerralye
rib, ribs
utyipme
ngkwarle
1.‘honey’ foods, juice. 2. alcohol
ngkweltye
small pieces, coins
ngkwerne
1. leg, lower leg. 2. bone
ngkwerne‑ngkwerne
bony, skinny
ngkwinhe
your, yours (one person)
nhakwe
that, there (distant)
nhenge
‘you know the one’, that (one)
nhenhe
here, this (close by)
ntange
edible seeds
Ntaripe
Heavitree Gap
ntarne
shallow
nterte
quiet, quietly
nteweme
bash against something, throw someone down
nthakenhe?
how?
nthakentye?, nthakintye?
how many?, how much?
nthenhe?
where?
nthenhe‑werne?
where to?
ntherrarte
blue-tongue lizard
ulhelke
ntulye
shadow, solid shade
nturrerte
rock pigeon
ntyange
permanent waterhole
ntyarlke
elephant grub caterpillar
Ntyarlke‑arle‑tyaneme
elephant grub dreaming site on the Todd River
‑ntyele
from, out of, away from
ntyeme
give off a smell, smell, stink
ntyerneme
smell something
ntyerrknge‑atnyeme, ntyerrknge‑itnyeme
sneeze
nyemale
type of rat
Nyewente
Trucking Yards town camp
parlkene, parlkennge
red-backed kingfisher
pelhe
saliva, spit
Peltharre
one of the eight skin names
Penangke
one of the eight skin names
Pengarte
one of the eight skin names
Perrurle
one of the eight skin names
pewileme
to blow on (with your mouth)
pmulpere
windpipe, throat
pmwelpere
pmware‑pmware
a type of small beetle
pmwelpere
windpipe, throat
pmulpere
pulpule, purlpurle
thumb, big toe
pwerlpwerle
pwarrtyeme
give off light: shine, glow; shine on something
pwenge
blind
pwepelye
tadpole
pwerlepe
shoulder
pwerlpwerle
thumb, big toe
purlpurle
rakeme
grab, snatch, take away
rante‑rante
same, identical, equal
re
he, she, it (subject)
re‑atherre / ratherre
the two of them, they (subject)
renhe
him, her, it (object form)
renhe‑atherre
the two of them, them
rlke
wind
rlkerte
sick
rlputneme
squeeze stuff out, blow nose
rulye‑rulye, rulyulye
horn, feeler, insect antenna
takwe
traditional windbreak
terte
damp or wet earth
Thare‑arle‑tneme
Annie Meyer Hill
tharre
numb
the
I (subject of transitive verb)
theke‑theke‑ileme
tickle someone
theleme
pour, spill
thipe
bird
tile
tail (from English)
tirre‑tirre
rainbow bee-eater
tnakeme
compliment, praise
tneme
to stand, be
tnyelheme
scratch yourself
tnyeme
dig for something, dig something out
tunpere
type of grass, hook made from it
tyape
edible grub
tyarre‑ineme
pull, pull out, drag
tyelpme
chips of wood, splinter
tyepmware
fingernail, toenail
tywepmare
tyerraye
cicada
alknginere
tyerrtye
(person’s) body, Aboriginal person
tywepmare
fingernail, toenail
tyepmware
ulampe‑ulampe
heron
urlampe‑urlampe
ulare
deliberately, for a reason
urlare
ulhelke
blue-tongue lizard
ntherrarte
‑ulkere
sort of, -ish
ulpe
fine, powdery, soft
ulpere
hollow/hole in tree
ulpernelheme
to whistle
ultakeme
break off, break into pieces, chop
ulte
side (of the body)
ultheme
press down on, tread on
ulthentye
heavy
ulye, ulyentye
shade, patchy or dappled shade
ulyepere
thigh
unte
you (one person; subject)
unteme
run, hurry along
untheme
look for, walk around
untye
back of neck, neck
untyeye
corkwood trees with nectar you can eat
unyerre
thorny devil (lizard)
ure
fire
urewe
water running in creek, flood
urinpe
hot (thing), hot weather
urlampe‑urlampe
heron
ulampe‑ulampe
urlare
deliberately, for a reason
ulare
urle
forehead
urlkere
slippery, smooth
urlpe
red ochre
urlpme
narrow, tight
urlpmernte
dust, dust haze
urltampe
honey from native bees
urlte
hollow in a tree
urnteme
1. to dance (men). 2. to rain
urreke
later, in a while, after
urrempere
shovel-headed spear
urreye
boy, male animal
urrpetye
three, a few
urrpmale
firesaw
urtepe‑irreme, utepe‑irreme
turn around to go back
urtne
coolamon
uterne
sun, summer
uterne‑uterne
type of ant
uterneme
to tell someone to do, pressure to do
uthene
and (joins two things)
uthneme
to bite
utnanthe
the bush; gidgea tree­
utnenge
spirit, soul
utnerrengatye
caterpillar found on emu bush
utnerrenge
emu bush
utyene
sore (on body), wound
utyerrke
wild fig
utyewe
skinny, thin
utyipme
rib, ribs
ngkerralye
uyarne, uye
trying but unable to, unsuccessfully
uyenpere
spearwood
Uyenpere Atwatye
Hidden Valley town camp (lit. ‘spearwood gap’)
wangkeme
swell up
wanteme
feed someone, serve
ware
just, only; for no reason; nothing much (answer to ‘Werte?’)
warle
house, building, wall
weme
hit (by throwing something at)
‑werne
to, towards
Werte?
‘What’s up?’ ‘What’s going on?’
yalke
wild onion
yanhe
over there, that (mid distance)
Yarrentye Arltere
Larapinta Valley town camp
yaye
older sister
Ye
yes
Yekwe
‘Dunno.’, ‘I don’t know’
Yweke
yenpe
skin
yepe
umbilical cord
ayepe
yepe‑yepe
sheep
yerneme
send to someone
yerrampe
honey-ant
yerre
ant
Yewe‑yewe
yes, OK
Yweke
‘Dunno.’, ‘I don’t know’
Yekwe
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Eastern and Central Arrernte to English Dictionary
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780 pages with over 6,000 entries and sub-entries, with detailed definitions, over 8,000 examples showing how words are used, numerous illustrations and extensive cultural information.
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This book introduces the Arrernte words and concepts of family relationships for people who are learning the language. It starts with the basic words and explains their meanings using family trees and other images. This book is suitable for secondary and post-secondary students, and includes activities and notes for teachers.
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This innovative illustrated dictionary is a valuable resource for school children and their teachers, for Arrernte speakers wanting to learn Arrernte literacy, and for anyone wanting to learn about the Arrernte language.
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Ayeye Thipe-akerte
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