Ngarla is a Pama–Nyungan language of Western Australia. It is possibly mutually intelligible with Panyjima and Martuthunira, but the three are considered distinct languages.
Ngarla is classified as a member of the
Ngayarda branch of the Pama–Nyungan languages. Dench (1995) believed there was insufficient data to enable it to be confidently classified, but Bowern & Koch (2004) include it without proviso.
Phonology [ edit ]
Consonants [ edit ]
The long vowels are rare.
Grammar [ edit ]
Tense markers [ edit ]
Ngarla tense markers for verbs
^ Westerlund, T: När engelskan kom till Australien, page 51. Språktidningen, February 2010. (In Swedish)
^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Ngarla". . Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Glottolog
^ Ngarla at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
^ Languages of the World: Indo-Pacific Fascicle Six”, Geoffrey O’Grady, C. F. Voegelin and F. M. Voegelin (1966:82)
References [ edit ]
”A grammatical sketch of Ngarla: A language of Western Australia”, Torbjörn Westerlund, 2007. (
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