GY resources and publications
Gayarragi, Winangali is an interactive multimedia resource for Gamilaraay and Yuwaalaraay. It contains extensive sound resources: every headword in the GYY Dictionary; over 900 sentences from traditional speakers; songs and stories. There is a comprehensive search function for the dictionary. There are games, including crosswords and memory, and a collection of GY resources as pdf and text files. This is a very useful resource for GY learners at all levels.
The Gamilaraay Yuwaalaraay Yuwaalayaay Dictionary (Anna Ash, John Giacon and Amanda Lissarrague, IAD Press 2003) is an important publication for anyone wishing to learn Gamilaraay, Yuwaalaraay or Yuwaalayaay at any level. It contains English definitions of GY words, an English finder list and a learner's guide. Several other useful publications are listed below; contact the listed outlets for information on price and availability.
Dhiirrala Gamilaraay! Teach Gamilaraay!
|Gaay Garay Dhadhin: Gamilaraay & Yuwaalaraay picture dictionary, published by IAD Press in 2006.
This book contains the important building-block words for the GY language learner, with delightful illustrations arranged into useful topics. An ideal resource for the first-time learner.
|We are speaking Gamilaraay & Yuwaalaraay (Coolabah Publishing 2002). Contains 100 common words and a CD to help with pronunciation. One of the first of the 'new wave' of GY language learning resources, but still one of the most popular.|
|Yugal: Gamilaraay & Yuwaalaraay Songs (Coolabah Publishing 2003). A songbook and CD of the songs (and an instrumental version of the CD). Over 30 songs in Yuwaalaraay and Gamilaraay. Excellent for teaching GY in schools or any informal setting.|
515 Peel Street
Ph: 02 6766 5522
|Language Book Centre
131 York Street
Ph: 02 9267 1397
or 1800 802 432
3 South Terrace
Ph: 08 8951 1334
49 Glebe Point Road
Glebe NSW 2037
Ph: 02 9660 2333
Fax: 02 9660 3597
There are other GY resources, not all of which are commercially available. These include a 'home made' CD that contains over 100 words and over 100 phrases culled from the tapes of Fred Reece and Arthur Dodd, and accompanied by a list of the words and phrases.
Similarly, Yaama Maliayaa is a high school text book produced by Marianne Betts and John Giacon. It was produced as a resource for a 100-hour Languages Other Than English (LOTE) course taught at Walgett High School. It is now out of date in parts, but still useful.
And the publication Yuwaalayaay: Language of the Narran River is made up of material collected by Ian Sim and edited by John Giacon. It contains material collected around Goodooga in the 1950s by Ian, and was edited by John in 1997. It has many words and also cultural and grammatical information.
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