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A Descriptive Vocabulary of the Language in Common Use Amongst the Aborigines of Western Australia; Embodying Much Interesting Information Regarding the Natives and the Natural History of the Country (Paperback) Loot Price: R273
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A Descriptive Vocabulary of the Language in Common Use Amongst the Aborigines of Western Australia; Embodying Much Interesting...
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A Descriptive Vocabulary of the Language in Common Use Amongst the Aborigines of Western Australia; Embodying Much Interesting Information Regarding the Natives and the Natural History of the Country (Paperback)

George Fletcher Moore

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 Excerpt: ...the points of the spears, &c. Kambart--A niece. See Gambart. Kxmmajab, adj.--Green. Kanangur, adj.--(K.G.S.) Adorned; shining. Kanba, subst.--The wing of a bird; gill of a fish. Kanbxhba, subst.--Scolopendra, a centipede. Although numerous they are not dreaded. I have not heard of any person suffering from their bite. Kanbigur, subst.--(K.G.S.) The eyelash. Kandi, verb--To creep; to sidle along; to steal on game. Kandal-y, jng, adj.--Heavy. Kandang, verb--Pres. part., Kandangwin; past tense, Kandang-Sgga. To vomit; to spew. Kangxl--The east; or, more properly, the spot of sun-rising, as it varies with the sun throughout the year. Kangarong-a, subst.--(Used on the Murray and Serpentine rivers, south of Perth.) Female kangaroo. Probably the proper sound is Yangorgnanga, from Yangor, a Kangaroo, and Ngangan, mother. Mother of kangaroo. Range, adj.--(K.G.S.) Straight. Kang-innak, subst.--Halcyon sanctus. Species of kingfisher. This bird has been seen in the interior, in districts where neither lakes nor rivers were found. Kangun, subst.--Uncle; father-in-law. Kangur, subst (K.G.S.) A species of fly; also a native dance. Kannah, interject.--Is it so? Eh? Verily? Do you understand? An interrogative particle, used at the end of a sentence requiring assent or reply to a remark. The only mode of asking a question is to affirm or assume a fact, then add Kannah? Is it so, or not? from Ka, or. Kannahjil, interjec.--A more intensitive form of expression than the preceding, indicating, Is it true? Do you really speak the truth? Kannamit, subst.--Hirundo. The swallow. Very like the English house-swallow. It builds in hollow trees, or sometimes now under the eaves of houses. Kanning--The south. Kapbur, subst.--Jacksonia Sternbergiana. One of the dullest and most melanch...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: George Fletcher Moore
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 42
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-23998-4
Barcode: 9781235239984
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LSN: 1-235-23998-5

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