Aboriginal languages are traditionally oral languages with complicated verb and pronoun systems. Through this learning stage, you will see some examples of these systems, but further study and information will be available in the next stage.
Our language is quite different to the English language with some sounds that are not found in English, we have a different sentence structure and meanings that relate to living on the land and the environment. Some Wirdi words can mean several English words. For example; binbi can mean good, beautiful, pretty, nice – but their meanings are relative to each other.
Historically, Aboriginal language speakers and linguists have worked together to record the languages and analyse the sounds in order to determine the best letters of the alphabet to use, this word list has been established using historical spelling by linguists and has also been adapted to create a consistent and systematic speech.
If you would like to participate in an online workshops please contact us for the details of the next workshop and link to join.
Speaking Wirdi Online Workshops