1. Suffixes are added to Wonnarua words to provide additional meaning in a sentence. 2. Allative suffix: Indicates coming FROM somewhere. For example: We will from school. We-ERG future tense school-ABL 3. Different Ablative suffixes are added, depending on the word endings. See the table below and look at how the suffix changes. Word ending in Ablative Suffix Ng or vowel (a,e,i,o,u) -kapirang L, r, rr -apirang W, y, ny, yn -tjapirang n -tapirang 4. Click on to complete the student activity. In the activity, draw a line to the matching ablative suffix for each word. eg. .....................-ABL .......................-............. 5. Record yourself saying each of the Wonnarua words with the suffix on each activity page. 6. Check your work before clicking to submit your work for teacher feedback.
Lesson prepared by Linda L'Green using source: A salvage grammar and wordlist of the language from the Hunter River and Lake Macquarie, Amanda Lissarrague. I would also like to acknowledge the past, present, and future Wonnarua people, Korreil Wonnai AECG - Cessnock & Kurri Kurri and Amanda Lissarrague for their support to return Australian Aboriginal Languages to our people.