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Waŋganymirriy waluy dhiyal wäŋaŋur Galiwin'ku. Ŋäṉḏi'mirriŋu gan nhinan wäŋaŋur yurr ŋayi gan ŋunhi ŋäthin yolŋuny ga yaka marŋgi nhä ŋayi dhu djäma.
"Ye wäŋany dhuwal dhukunmirra!", bitjarr ŋayi waŋan. Yurr ŋayi gan baḏak ŋunhi ŋäthin ga ḏawa'-ḏawayurr nhanŋu muḻkurrnydja.

One day in the town of Galiwin'ku, a mother sat crying, not knowing what to do.
"Our town is just so messy!" she said, as she went on crying and shaking her head.

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Ŋunhi walal marrtjin ga nhäŋal ŋunhi dhukun mala, ga mel-djaw'yunmin walal. Yakan walal gan djälthin djämaw!
Ga yuwalktja walal gan ŋunhi djälthin wakalwu buḻ'yunaraw bala walal waṉḏinan. Ga ŋäṉḏi'mirriŋuydja marrtjin nhäŋala djamarrkuḻiny' guŋga'yunamiriwnha mala, bala ŋäṉḏi'mirriŋuny goramirriyinany.

Well, the kids of the town, they looked away, no one wanted to pick up rubbish all day!
Then off they ran to play their games, while the mother looked at them with shame.

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Yurr mak ŋula yolthu ŋanya ŋäkul ŋäthinyalil. Bala yindi djarraṯawun' bunan nhanŋu beŋur maŋanŋur.
Ga bitjarrnydja gan dhärran gumurrŋur nhanukal, beŋur garrwarŋur yarrupthurr ŋula wanhamiŋur wäŋaŋur. Dharrwa ga yindi mala wurrpaṉ' bunan ŋunhiliyi wäŋaŋur.

But someone must’ve heard her cry, because down came lightning from the sky. Then standing in front of her out of the blue, was a whole huge mob of proud Emus!

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Nhäŋal walal wiṉ'kuŋulil, ga nhäŋal walal dhunupaŋulil. Bala walal nhäŋal dharrwa dhukun gumurrŋur walalaŋgal.
Ga waŋanhamin walal bitjanmin, "Ŋathili walala nhäŋu dhukun, walalaŋguŋu djämapuy yolŋu'-yulŋuwuŋu!"  bitjarr walal waŋanhamin ŋunhi mala wurrpaṉ', "Ŋathili limurru dhu dhuwala djäma dhukun!" Bala walal dhärranan.

Well, they looked to the left and they looked to the right, and they looked at all that rubbish in their sight.
"Look at all the mess they’ve made!", they said. "We need to have an Emu Parade!"

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Bala walal marrtjin dhärran, waŋganynha walal djäma dhunupan wiyin'nha dhukarr.
Ga beŋur garrwarŋur walal baḻapthurrnydja ŋoylil. Bala marrtjin dhukunnha wapmaraŋal munathaŋura!

So they got themselves into one long line, and they marched across that town so fine.
And from way up high, they all leaned down, to pick up all the rubbish on the ground!

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Nhälil walal wurrpaṉ'thu mala dhukun djuḏupmaraŋal? Walal djuḏupmaraŋal dhukundja dhukunpuylil. Nhälil walal wurrpaṉ'thu mala dhukun djuḏupmaraŋal? Walal djuḏupmaraŋal dhukundja dhukunpuylil banikinlil!

What did the Emus put the rubbish in? They put that rubbish in the rubbish bin!
What did the Emus put the rubbish in? They put that rubbish in the rubbish bin!

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Ga bulu djaḻkarr'yurr djarraṯawun' walalnydja wurrpaṉ'tja mala winya'yurra. Ŋäṉḏi'mirriŋuny rur'yurr goḏarrmirrnydja ga nhäŋal walun.
Bala ŋayi waŋan, "Nhäŋu ŋäthil ḏarrtjalknha dhuwal wäŋany bilin djämapuynha. Mak djamarrkuḻiy' walal dhuwal dhukun djäma yurr walal ŋunhi wurrpaṉ'nha wanaŋguŋalnydja!"

With another flash of lightning, they were gone, then the mother woke up to the morning sun.
She said, "Look how clean our town’s been made, those kids must’ve had an Emu Parade!"

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Ga ŋayi ŋäṉḏi'mirriŋunydja gurrupara walalany djamarrkuḻiny' märr-ŋamathinyawuy rom dhangi'yurra walalany. Ŋunhi walal marrtjin dhukundja wapmaraŋal nhanukal dhukarrŋur. Ga bäyŋun walal lakaraŋal nhanukal ŋunhiwurrnhany wurrpaṉ'nhany mala.

Well the mother gave all those kids a treat, for picking up the rubbish all along her street.
They never told her (well, would you?), about the parade of those proud Emus!

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Ga beŋuryiny ŋupar walal djandi waŋgany. Ga ŋunhi mala djamarrkuḻi' waŋgany manapanmin ŋunhal bala bukuŋur dhukarrŋur. Ga ḻuŋ'thurr walal bala djäma waŋganynha wiyin' dhunupa yarraṯa, bala walal marrtjinan buku-ḻiw'maraŋala wäŋakurra.

But after that then, once a week, those kids got together at the top of the street.
And they got themselves into one long line, and they marched across that town so fine.

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Ga garramatŋur, walal bukmak baḻapthurr yurr nyilŋ'thurr ŋoylil!
Nhälil walal djamarrkuḻiy' dhukun djuḏupmaraŋal? Walal djuḏupmaraŋal dhukundja dhukunpuylil banikinlil.

And from way up high, they all leaned down, to pick up all the rubbish on the ground! And what did they put that rubbish in? They put all the rubbish in the rubbish bin!

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Dhiyaŋuny bala wanhawal nhe dhu djuḏupmaram nhuŋuwuy nhe dhukun?
"Dhukunpuylil banikinlil." Ga balanya dhuwal dhäwuny nhumalaŋ.

So now what will YOU put YOUR rubbish in? "We’ll put all OUR rubbish in the rubbish bin!"
And that's the end of the story.

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Warrakan' ga nhina dharpaŋur. Nyaŋ'thun ŋayi ga mewirri' yalu'ŋur. Ga djamarrkuḻi' mala ga ŋorra galkun nhanŋu.

A bird was sitting in the tree. She was eating worms in the nest. And the children were sleeping waiting for her.

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Bala waŋgany nhanŋu yothu rur'yurr ga waŋan ŋayi, "Ŋama', wanha ŋarraku ŋatha? Ŋarra dhuwal djaṉŋarrthin."
"Bulnha, bulnha. Gumurr-djararrk waku. Ŋarra dhu buṯthun bala retjalil ga buma nhuŋu dharrwa mewirri', ga wiripuny wäwaw maṉḏaŋ ga yapaw."
"Ma!" Biyak marrtjin yolŋuny. "Ŋarra marrtji dhuwal djaṉŋarrthirra."

Then one of her children woke up and said, "Mum, where is my food? I am hungry."
"Hold on, hold on. My poor child. I will fly over to the bush and get you lots of worms, and for your other two brothers and sister."
"Okay, hurry up mum!" he said. "I am becoming hungry."

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"Ya dhuwana ya' waku ŋarra dhu buṯthuna."

"Yes here I go child, I will fly."

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Buṯnha ŋayi ŋäṉḏi'mirriŋuny nhanŋu. Buṯthurr ŋayi…..i, djuḻkmaraŋal ŋayi guḻun gapu wäkwakmirr, ga djuḻkmaraŋal ŋayi yindi retja gulaka'mirr. Ŋunhiny ŋayi marrtjin buku-märraŋal ŋunhiyin wäŋa ŋatha dharrwamirra.

The mother flew away for him. She flew….., she passed the billabong water full of waterlilies, and she passed the thick scrub full of yams. There she noticed lots of food at that place.

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Ga bumar ŋayi mirithin dharrwa ŋatha mala nhanŋuwuy ga nhanukalaŋaw djamarrkuḻiw'.

And she collected lots of food for herself and for her children.

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Bala roŋiyinan buṯthurr balayin nhanukalaŋuwal djamarrkuḻi'walnha.

Then she flew back to her children.

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Ga ŋayiny nhäŋalnha ŋanya ŋuriŋiny yothuydja nhanukal ŋunhi ŋayi djuy'yurr ŋanya ŋathaw. Bala ŋayi bitjarra waŋan, "Walal rur'yurra walal, ŋamany' dhuwana ŋathaŋurnydja, ga dharrwa ŋatha mala ŋayi ga gäma limurruŋ!"

Bala walal rur'yurra bala walal gan galkurra nhanŋu.

The child who sent her off for food saw her again. Then he said like this, "Everyone, wake up everyone, mum is back from getting food, and she is carrying lots of food for us!"

Then everyone woke up and they waited for her.

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Buṯthurrnydja ŋayi gan ŋunhi ŋäṉḏi'mirriŋuny walalaŋ, dhal'nha nhinanan ŋayi yalu'ŋurnha.

The mother bird flew to them, then landed and sat in the nest.

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Bala ŋayi marrtjin gurru'-kurruparnha walalaŋ. Bala walal marrtjin nyaŋ'thurrnha ga maranhuyin.

Ga bilin dhuwal dhäwuny – warrakan'puy dhäwu.

Then she gave the food to them. Then they ate it and became full.

And that's the end of the story.

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Baman'birr, yindi wata bunan, ga marrtjinany ŋayi gan moṉukkurr gapukurr. Yurr ganydjarr-ḏumurr, boy'yurr ga buṯmaraŋal dharpa ga wäŋa mala. 
Ga yothu miyapununy, dhawuṯmaraŋal bala djaw'yurr ŋäṉḏi'mirriŋuwal barrkulil wäŋalil.
Ga dhäŋur beŋuryi wataŋur, ŋayi yothuny miyapunu ḏawa'-ḏawayurra, nhinan ḏilmay'mayŋura wäŋaŋur. 

Long ago, a huge wind came from across the sea. It blew so strongly that it blew away trees and houses. A baby turtle was blown far away from her mother. After the storm, the baby turtle looked around her at the bush.

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Ga bäyŋun ŋayi nhäŋal ŋäṉḏi'mirriŋuny ga gapu moṉuktja. Bala ŋayi mirithinan barrarin.
Bala ŋayi marrtjinan bala…a ga nhäŋal mulkurun wäyin.

“Way! Wanha moṉuktja gapu?”, bitjarr yothu miyapunu wäŋan.
“Barrkun birrnha moṉuktja gapu”, bitjarr Weṯiy' lakaraŋal. "Nhaku muka?”
“Ŋarra djäl ŋarra dhu nhäma ŋäṉḏi'mirriŋuny ŋarraku.” 

She couldn't see her mother or the sea. She was very frightened.
So she went along and then she saw a strange animal.
"Hey! Where is the sea?", asked the baby turtle.
"The sea is far away", the kangaroo told her. "Why do you want to know?"
"I want to see my mother."

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"Ma'. Ŋarra nhunany dhu gäma, wapthurr ŋarrakal bathilil.”
Wap, wap, wapthun. Ŋulatjar bala ṉinydjiyakurr wäŋakurr wapthurr.
Ŋunhan ṉinydjiyaŋur wäŋaŋur, ŋayi yothuny miyapunu wäŋan, 
“Djutjtjutjnha Weṯi'”.

"Okay. I'll take you, jump into my pouch."
Hop, hop, hop. They hopped to the flood plain country. 
At the flood plains, the baby turtle said, "Goodbye Kangaroo".

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Bala ŋayi marrtjinan bala…a ga nhäŋal mulkurun wäyin. 
"Way! Wanha moṉuktja gapu?”, bitjarr yothu miyapunu wäŋan. 
“Barrkun birr moṉuktja gapu”, bitjarr Wurrpaṉ'dhu wäŋan. "Nhaku muka?"
"Ŋarra djäl ŋarra dhu nhäma ŋäṉḏi'mirriŋuny ŋarraku.”

She went along and then she saw a strange animal.
"Hey! Where is the sea?", asked the baby turtle.
"The sea is far away", the emu told her. "Why do you want to know?"
"I want to see my mother."

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“Ma'. Ŋarra nhunany dhu gäma, wapthurr ŋarrakal ḏiltjilil.”
Waṉḏin, waṉḏin, waṉḏin. Ṉinydjiyakurr wäŋakurr gapukurr guḻunmirrikurr waṉḏin. Ŋunhal guḻunmirriŋur wäŋaŋur, ŋayi nyumukuṉiny miyapunu wäŋan, 
"Djutjtjutjnha Wurrpaṉ'”.

"Okay. I'll take you, jump onto my back."
Run, run, run. They ran across the flood plains and through the billabong country. At the billabong, the baby turtle said, "Goodbye Emu".

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Bala ŋayi marrtjinan bala…a ga nhäŋal, mulkurun wäyin, ŋayi guya marrtjin ḏiṯthurr gapuŋur.
“Way! Wanha moṉuktja gapu?”,  bitjarr yothu miyapunu waŋan.
“Barrkun birr moṉuktja gapu”, bitjarr Gäḻumayyu lakaraŋal. “Nhaku muka?”
“Ŋarra djäl ŋarra dhu nhäma ŋäṉḏi'mirriŋuny ŋarraku.”

She went along and then she saw a strange animal; he was catching fish in the water.
"Hey! Where is the sea?", asked the baby turtle.
"The sea is far away", the pelican told her. "Why do you want to know?"
"I want to see my mother."

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“Ma'. Ŋarra nhunany dhu gäma, wapthurr ŋarrakal ḏiltjilil ŋali buṯthuna.”
Buṯ, buṯ, buṯthurr. Garrwarrkurr maṉḏa gapulil moṉuklil buṯthurr.Bala miyapunuytja nhäŋal ŋoynha gapun.

"Okay. I'll take you, jump onto my back and we'll fly."
Flap, flap, flap. They flew through the sky to the sea. 
The baby turtle looked down at the sea.

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Bala yan mirithirra ŋoy-ŋamathirrnydja bala yan ŋurrkanhaminan garrwarŋur bala ŋoylil munathalila.

She was so excited that she jumped off.

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Dhur… thuryuna bala ŋarakan burakirr. Dhurthur… yurr… gut! Ḏaŋgalknha.

Down, down, bang! She jumped.
She hurt her back.

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Bala ŋayi nhumandja moṉuknha gapu, bala gaḻ'yuna marrtji ŋayi, ga gaḻ'yun, ga gaḻ'yun yan ḻinygu. Buluny ŋayi ga gulkurun gaḻ'yun.

She could smell the sea. She crawled and crawled and crawled, until she couldn't crawl any more.

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Ga miyalknha marrtji, bala ŋayi nhäman miyapununy bala ḻaw'maraman, bala gäman moṉuklila gapulil.

Then a girl came along and saw the turtle, so she picked her up and carried her to the sea.

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Ŋunhi ŋayi dhäkay-ŋämany gapuny miyapunuytja, bala yan mirithirra ŋayi galŋa-djulŋithirr.
Bala ŋayi waythuna ḻarruman ŋäṉḏi'mirriŋuwnha. 

When she felt the salt water, the turtle was very happy. Then away she went to look for her mother.

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Ga ḻinygun dhuwal dhäwuny.

And that is the end of the story.

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Ŋäthil baman' gan nhinan ŋäṉḏi'mirriŋu weṯi' ga yothu weṯi'. 
Rrambaŋi maṉḏa ŋuli ganha marrtjinya mulmuw nyaŋ'thunaraw. 
A long time ago, lived a mother and baby kangaroo. 
They went to eat some grass together. 

Waŋganymirriy waluy ŋayi gan wawun mulmu nyaŋ'thurr ŋäṉḏi'mirriŋuynydja weṯiy', 
One day, the mother kangaroo was off guard eating some grass. 

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Bala ŋayi yothuny weṯi' balan bitjarr marrtjin, bala winya'yurra. 
and the baby kangaroo went away, and become lost. 
 
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Bala ŋayi ŋäṉḏi'mirriŋuny weṯi' mel-ḻarruŋal nhanukalaŋaw yothuwnydja. Marrtjin ŋayi ga waŋan wurrpaṉ'nha, 
Then the mother kangaroo searched for her baby. She went and said to the emu, 

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"Wäy wurrpaṉ', nhäŋal muka nhe ŋarraku yothunhany?" 
"Hey emu, have you seen my baby?" 

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Ga ŋayi wurrpaṉ'tja waŋan bitjarr, 
And the emu said, 

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"Bäyŋu." 
"No, nothing." 

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Waŋan ŋayi djandany, 
"Nhäŋal muka nhe ŋarraku yothunhany?" 
Ga ŋayi djandany waŋan nhanŋu bitjarr,
"Bäyŋu." Bitjarr. 

She said to the goanna, "Have you seen my baby?" 
And the goanna said to her like this, "No, nothing." Like that. 

 
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Marrtjin ŋayi guŋaluŋ'kal ga waŋan ŋanya bitjarr,
"Buwa nhäŋal muka nhe ŋarraku yothunhany?" 
Ŋayi guŋaluŋ'tja waŋan nhanŋu bitjarr,  

She went to the blue-tongued lizard and said like this,
"Hey, have you seen my baby?" 
The blue-tongued lizard said to her, like this, 

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"Bäyŋu." 
"No, nothing." 

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Beŋuryiny ŋayi nhäŋal gataḻanhan ga waŋan ŋayi ŋanya bitjarr,
"Wanha balaŋ nhe nhänha ŋarraku yothuny?" 
Ŋayi bitjarra nhanŋu waŋan gataḻany, 

Then she saw the rock wallaby and said to her like this,
"Where have you seen my baby?" 

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"Ŋe."  
"Ŋunha ŋayi ŋorra ga djinawa mathirraŋur ŋarrakal." 

"Yes." 
"There she is sleeping inside my cave." 

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Märraŋal ŋayi ŋanya, bala maṉḏa marrtjinan roŋiyinan wäŋalila. 
She fetched her, then they went home. 

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Waŋganymirr waluy yurr wataynydja bärray walal bäpa, ŋama', wäwa, yapa ga yukuyuku ga nhina warraw'ŋur.

One day, father, mother, brother, sister, and little brother were sitting under a shelter.

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Beŋuryiny walal bukmakthu nhäma yindi watharr gapaḻaḻ ŋayi ga dhärra barrku ŋula wanha!

They saw big, white clouds away in the distance.

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Ŋurruŋuny yapa waŋa bitjan, "Yäaa ….. yindi gapaḻaḻ dhärra ga wulanŋur."

Beŋuriny wäwan waŋa bitjan gam', "Yäaa …. yindi maŋan ŋoy watamirr ga ŋoy waṉbanamirr. Dhärra ga dholmuŋur."

First sister said, "Ahh … Yes! There are big clouds over the ocean."
Brother said, "Ah … Yes! Over the ocean there are clouds and under it is the wind and rain."

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Buluny ŋaman' waŋa bitjan, "Yäaa-aa waŋupini dhärra ga galkin gumurrŋura wäŋaŋura dhiyakuŋ wurrkiwnha warrkarrwun, maranydjalkkun ga borumgun wäwuruwnha."

Mother replied, "When those clouds approach our place, we know it is the right time for flowers, edible fruit, animals and stingray."

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Yukuyukuny waŋa bitjan, "Yäaa-aaa!"
Ŋayiny bäpany waŋa bitjan, “Yo walal bilin dhuwal dhawalnydja wolmaynha bitjandja dhuwana räli waṉbanany galkin bala yan walalany dharyuna."
Bäpa, ŋama', wäwa, yapa ga yukuyukuny marrtjiny walal roŋiyirrnydja bala wäŋalilnydja rumbal djurruknha, moymirra ga dhiwk'thiwknha ḻupthundja walal, ŋathany walal ḻuka bala walal ŋorra-ŋurran.

Little brother agreed and said "Yes!"
Father said, "That thunder and those clouds are really close, it is now beginning to rain."
Father, mother, brother, sister, and little brother returned home. They were wet, sticky and dirty so they had a shower, ate some food and went to sleep.

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Ga balanya nhumalaŋ dhäwuny.

Nyumukuṉiny Garkman
"The little frog"

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Waŋganymirr gan nhinan garkman, yurr nhanŋu bäyŋu ŋäṉḏi'mirriŋuny. Nhanŋu ŋäṉḏi'mirriŋuny dhiŋgaŋal ŋunhi ŋayi nyumukuṉiny muka yan.

Once upon a time, there lived a little frog, but its mother passed away when it was just a little baby.

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Waŋganymirr ŋayi marrtjin bala nyiknyikkal wäŋalil, bal'yurr nhanŋu ŋayi ŋathaw. Nhanŋu ŋuriki nyiknyikkuny wäŋany gan dhärran bukuŋur. Ŋal'yurr ŋayi marrtjin ŋunhi nyumukuṉiny'tja garkman burnha ŋayi nhanŋu bunan. Wutthu'wutthurr ŋayi nhanŋu wäŋa dhurrwara, bala ŋayi dhawaṯthurra.

One day it went to a mouse's house to look for food. The house was on top of a hill. The little frog climbed up the hill and arrived at the mouse's house. It knocked on the door and out came the mouse.

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"Nha way buwa nhaku nhe dhuwal marrtjin ŋarrakal wäŋalil?" "Ŋathaw ŋarra dhuwal nhuŋu baḻ'yurr."
"Yol bili nhe dhuwal?", bitjarr ŋayi nyiknyik.
"Ŋarra dhuwal nyumukuṉiny garkman, yurr ŋarra dhuwal ŋäṉḏimiriw."

Ga ŋayiny nyiknyiktja waŋan,  "Yaka dhuwal ŋarra nhunu marŋginy. Yurr bäydhin, mak nhe dhu gärrin dhipal ŋarrakal wäŋalil, bili nhe dhuwali djaṉŋarrthin."

"What's up mate, why have you come to my house?" asked the mouse.
"I want you to give me food," said the little frog. "I am a little frog and I have no mother".
"I don't know you but that doesn't matter, just come in because you are hungry."

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Bala ŋayi ŋunhi nyumukuṉiny'tja garkman gärrinan nhanukal wäŋalil, bala ŋayi gan ŋathan nyaŋ'thurr nyiknyikkuŋun.

The little frog went into the mouse's house and ate some of its food.

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Ga ŋunhi ŋayi dhawar'yurr ŋathaŋurnydja, ga ŋayi nyiknyik waŋan nhanukal bitjarr, "Way wäŋany marrtji dhuwal galki munhawuyirra ga nhaltjanna nheny dhu?""Yow, yakan ŋarra marŋgi."
Ga ŋayi ŋunhi nyiknyik waŋan bitjarr.
"Nhämirr nhe ŋuli ŋorri dhiyalnydja ŋarrakalnydja wäŋaŋur."
"Yo marrkapmirr biyakiyi ŋarraku ḻunduthi, bili ŋarra dhuwal ḻundumiriw."
Bala ŋayi gan ŋunhilin nhinan bitjarra ḻinygu ŋurikala nyiknyikkala ŋunhiyiny nyumukuṉiny'tja garkman.

When it finished eating the mouse said, "Hey, it's getting dark, what will you do now?"
"I don't know," answered the frog.
The mouse said, "Well, you can stay at my house."
"Thank you for that because I do not have a friend."

From then on, the frog lived with the mouse for the rest of its life.

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Dhuwandja ḏirramu gan ḻarruŋal ŋathaw bili bäyŋun nhanŋu ŋathany wäŋaŋur.

Bala ŋayi marrtjinan ḏiltjilila ŋathawnha.

A man went looking for food because there was no food for him at home.

He went to the bush to look for food.

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Ŋunhi ŋayi marrtjinany ḏiltjililnydja, bala ŋayi marrtjin bumarnha ḏiltjipuynha ŋathany.

Ga buluny ŋayi nhäŋal ŋatha dhakal mala gan gorru'-kurruŋal dharpaŋur.

He went to the bush, then went collecting bush food.

He saw a bunch of fruit that was hanging on a tree.

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Bala ŋayi waŋanan ŋanyapinya ŋayi bitjarr,

"Ya ŋarraku ŋatha mala gorru'-kurrum ga, ḻuka ŋarra dhu ga... dhawar."

Then he talked to himself like this, "Oh, yes, this fruit that is hanging on the tree is all mine, I will eat them… and finish them all."

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Bala ŋayi marrtjinan balayin dharpalila, ŋunhi ŋayi nhäŋal dhakal mala.

Then he walked to that tree. There he saw the bunch of them.

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Ga djälthinany ŋayi mirithinan ŋurikiyi ŋathawnydja, ŋunhi ŋayi ŋal'yurrnydja dharpalilnydja.

And he really like the food, so he climbed up the tree.

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Bala ŋayi gulkthurra ŋunhi ŋathany, yurr ŋayi nhäŋal bäpiny ŋayi gan nhäŋal ŋanya.

Then he cut off some of the food, but he saw a snake looking at him.

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Bala ŋayi mirithinan barrarin. Ga yupthurrnydja ŋayi ŋunhi bondin yan.

Then he got really scared, so climbed down quickly.

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Bala ŋayi waṉḏinan gan wäŋalilnha.

Then he ran home.

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Yurr bäpiynydja ŋanya marrtjin nhäŋala yan waṉḏinyalilnydja.

But the snake only watched him run.

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Ga bäyŋun ŋayi märranhany ŋunhi ŋathany.

And he didn't end up getting that food.

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Waŋganymirriy waluy, baman', watay ḻuŋgurrmay, Maŋgatharra mala gan goyurr ŋoy-ŋupar mitjiyaŋdhu Takarrinalil.

One day, a long time ago, the Macassans travelled over water in a mitjiyaŋ (wooden sailboat) with the North wind, to Takarrina (Mission Beach).

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Yolŋu mala gan dhärran raŋiŋur bili walal gan nhäŋal mitjiyaŋ räli gan waṉḏin. Waŋan walal, "Yol ŋunha?"

Yolŋu were standing on the beach, and they saw the boat coming. They said, "Who is that?"

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Bala Maŋgatharray gurrupar rrupiya, ŋarali', galiku', berratha ga ḻuŋiny Yolŋuw mala.

Then the Macassans gave coins, tobacco, calico, rice and pipes to Yolŋu.

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Yolŋuy mala milkuŋal dharripa Maŋgatharrawal raŋiŋur.

Yolŋu showed the Macassans trepang (sea cucumber) on the beach.

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Yolŋuy ga Maŋgatharra mala gan bumar dharripa bala walulila ḻithanmaraŋal.

Yolŋu and Macassans all collected trepang and dried them out in the sun.

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Ŋunhiliyin walal marrtjin buŋgulnha djäma.

Then lastly they all danced and celebrated.

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Maŋgatharra roŋiyinan mitjiyaŋdhu walalaŋgingal barrkulil wäŋalil. Yolŋu mala waŋan "Djutjtjutjnha! Nhäma yalalaŋumirriy!"

The Macassans went back to their home far away. Yolŋu said "Goodbye! See you next year!"

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Wiripuny, yolŋu walal gan nhina-nhinan wäŋaŋur.

Some people were sitting in their home.

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Ga wiripuny walal yolŋu'-yulŋu marrtjin bala djatthunaraw wiyi'-wiyingu dharpaw mala. Ga gulkthurrnydja walal dharpany goŋ-waŋgany ga waŋgany bäythinyawuy.

They got up and went to cut some poles. They cut six of them.

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Ga bulu walal djatthurr ḻurrkun' wiyi'-wiyin dharpa mälakmaranharaw.

Then they cut three long poles to lay crossways.

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Bala walal ŋarŋgan mala yaw'yurr ŋurikiyin dharpawnha mala. Bala walal nhirrpa'-nhirrpara ŋunhi dharpany mala.

They dug some holes for the poles. Then they stood up the poles.

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Ga beŋuryiny walal gondhaŋal ṉäkun mala bala gäŋal wäŋalila. Djäma walal ŋunhiyi ḻoḻuny dhawar'maraŋal ḻinygun.

Then they collected some bark and brought it back home. They finished building the shelter.

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Ga ḻinygun dhuwal. Bala walal dhathar'yurra balan yuṯalila wäŋalil.

Then it was finished. They moved camp to their new shelter.

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Dhuwal Ḏatam.
This is Ḏatam.

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Dhuwal Nhawi.
This is Nhawi.

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Ḏatam waŋan, "Ŋarrany dhu marrtji biḻayindhu buŋgullil, nheny dhu nhina wäŋaŋur ŋe?"
Ḏatam says, "I'm going to the ceremony by plane, you stay here at home, okay?"

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Ḏatam nhina ga gundarakŋur.
Ḏatam is sitting at the airport.

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Ḏatam djinawa biḻayinŋur.
Ḏatam is inside the plane.

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Dhuwana ŋayi Ḏatam burryuna ga yindiŋur buŋgulŋur. Ḏatamgu bathi ga meŋiniyirr.
Here is Ḏatam performing in the big ceremony. Ḏatam's bag begins to shake.

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"Wa..a..a..ay bäpi!"
"Ah..h..h..h snake!!"

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Bäpa'mirriŋu waṉḏin garamirr.
Father comes running over with a spear.

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"Yakay! Nhawi! Bathilil djuḻuḻ'yurr."
"Oh my gosh! Nhawi is hiding in the bag!"

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Yothuy ŋäthin ŋäṉḏiny ga bäpany, rirrikthurr ŋayi buthuru ga rathalay.

A little boy cried out to his mother and father. His ears hurt, and he had a headache.

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Bala ŋayi ŋäṉḏi'mirriŋuny marrtjin raŋilila manhdhapiḏiwnha.

His mother walked to the beach to collect manhdhapiḏi, a type of sea slug.

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Ŋayiny yothuny ga bäpa'mirriŋuny marrtjin ḻarruŋal baḏarrwu man'tjarrwu.

Meanwhile, the little boy and his father walked off in search of baḏarr, the paperbark tree, to collect its leaves.

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Yurr dhukarrdja maṉḏa märraŋal wäkwakmirrilil. Ga ŋayiny yothuydja nhäŋal man'tjarrnha bala waŋanan bitjarr, "Bäpa, nhä dhuwandja man'tjarr?".

The two of them took the path that passed by the wäkwakmirr, the billabong. The little boy saw some leaves and asked his father, "Dad, what are these leaves?".

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Ga ŋayi bäpa'mirriŋuydja lakaraŋal bitjarr, "Burukpili dhuwandja man'tjarr, ŋalparr'wu".

His father told him, "These are the leaves of burukpili, cheese-fruit, you can use them when you have a cough".

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Bala maṉḏa marrtjinan raŋilila ga ŋayiny yothuydja nhäŋal man'tjarrnha bala waŋanan bitjarr, "Bäpa, nhä dhuwandja man'tjarr?".

Then they walked to the raŋi, the beach. The little boy saw some leaves and asked his father, "Dad, what are these leaves?".

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Ga ŋayi bäpa'mirriŋuydja lakaraŋal bitjarr, "Malwan dhuwandja man'tjarr, mäpaṉgu".

His father told him, "These are the leaves of malwan, anative hibiscus, you can use them when you have a boil".

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Yarrupnha maṉḏa raŋi-ŋupara marrtjin, bala ŋayiny yothuydja nhäŋal man'tjarrnha ŋayi marrtjin raŋi-ŋupar ŋorran bala ŋayi yothuydja waŋanan bitjarr, "Bäpa, nhä dhuwandja man'tjarr?".

They then climbed down the sand dunes and walked along the beach. The little boy saw some leaves and asked his father, "Dad, what are these leaves?".

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Ga ŋayi bäpa'mirriŋuydja lakaraŋal bitjarr, "Rowu dhuwandja man'tjarr, djetjiw".

His father told him, "These are the leaves of rowu, the goat's foot creeper, you can use them when you have a scratch or a cut".

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Dhä-ŋur beŋuryiny maṉḏa nhäŋala djurryurr'nha gapu, waṉḏin gan. Bala yan maṉḏa dhunupan marrtjinany balayin dharpalil, ŋunhi wanha gan baḏarr dharpa dhärran.

Finally, they saw a rainwater stream. It led them straight to the bush where baḏarr, the paperbark trees, stood.

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Nhäŋal maṉḏa man'tjarrdja, bala ŋayiny bäpa'mirriŋuydja lakaraŋal yothuwal bitjarr gam', "Gäthu, dhuwana baḏarrdja dharpa ga man'tjarr".

They saw the leaves, and the father told the little boy, "Son, this is baḏarr, and these are its leaves".

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Bala maṉḏa marrtjin gulkthurra man'tjarrdja, bala yan roŋiyinan wäŋalila.

They picked the leaves and headed home.

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Gäman maṉḏa marrtjin baḏarrdja man'tjarr muḻkurryu wäŋalildja. Gurthany gan ŋawyurra ŋäṉḏi'mirriŋuy dhaŋalkkuŋal, ga gurthaŋurdja gan nhäran manhdhapiḏi.

They carried the leaves home on their heads. While they had been away, the little boy's mother had prepared gurtha, a fire. The manhdhapiḏi were already on the fire when they arrived home.

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Bäpa'mirriŋuydja ga yothuydja dhunupan yan gapun ḏiṯthurr rupa'lila, bala dhunupan yan buŋbuŋmaraŋala baḏarrdja man'tjarr gurthalila.

The little boy and his father scooped some water into a billy and put it straight onto the fire, to boil the baḏarr leaves they had collected.

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Dhawaṯmaraŋal maṉḏa gurthaŋurdja baḏarr rupa'mirr ga manhdhapiḏi, bala ŋulwitjkuŋala. Ga bäy ŋayi-i-i-i yal'yurr banikin baḏarrmirr, bala yothunhan maṉḏa ŋäṉḏiy ga bäpay lupmaraŋala ŋuruŋiyiny baḏarryu.

The manhdhapiḏi and baḏarr were taken off the fire and left to cool. The billy full of baḏarr medicine slowly cooled down, then the mother and father washed their little boy with it.

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Dhä-ŋur beŋuryiny ḻupmaranhaŋur yothuwal, maṉḏa ŋäṉḏiy ga bäpay rarryurr weka manhdhapiḏi buthurulila yothuwal.

After the little boy's mother and father had washed him, they dripped the liquid from the manhdhapiḏi into his ear.

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Bala ŋayi yothuny ḻayyurra, bala rälin ŋayi gan waṉḏi-waṉḏinany walŋathinan rerriŋurdja. Ga yakurrtja walalaŋ latjuny dhika bunan.

The little boy felt better, his earache and headache were starting to go away. The family all had a good rest that night.

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Ga wiripun walu djaḏaw'yurr, ŋayi yothuny gan buḻ'yurra bawalamirrikurra, bili walal warrpam'nha nhinanany gan ŋayaŋu-djulŋithinan.

The next morning, the little boy played excitedly, and the whole family felt happy again.