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Ms Linda Blake

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Australian Aboriginal Languages-Writing Sentences in Wonnarua- Instrumental Suffix

1. Suffixes are added to Wonnarua words to provide additional meaning that make a sentence. 2. The Instrumental suffix is added to a weapon or tool when being used in an action. For example: The man used a spear. kuri-ERG puwama kamay-INSTR kuri-ku puwama-kamay-tju 3. Different Instrumental suffixes are added, depending on the way the weapon or tool word ends. See the table below and look at how the locative changes. Noun ending in Instrumental Suffix Ng or vowel (a,e,i,o,u) -ku L, r, rr -u W, y, ny, yn -tju n -tu 4. Click on add to complete the student activity. seesaw In the activity, draw a line to the matching instrumental suffix for each word. eg. canoe-INSTR naway-tju 5. Check your work before clicking check to submit your work for teacher feedback.

8th Grade, 4th Grade, 6th Grade, World Languages
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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.