Gomu ga Merriyawuy Dhäwu

Hermit Crab and Little Crab Story

Waŋgany dhu waluy, Gomu gan nhinan raŋiŋur, yurr galkurr ŋayi gan gapu raŋithinyaraw.
One day Hermit Crab was sitting on the beach, waiting for the tide to go out.

Gomuw ḻuku ḻurrkun' ga ḻurrkun', märrma' goŋ ga märrma' mel.
Hermit crab has 6 legs, two pincers and two eyes.

Gomu ga gaḻ'yun raŋiŋur.
Hermit crab is crawling on the beach.

Ḻarrum ŋayi ga ḻundumirriŋuw nhanŋuwuy merriyaw.
He is looking for his friend little crab.

Merriyaw balanya bili ḻuku ḻurrkun' ga ḻurrkun', märrma' goŋ ga märrma' mel.
Little crab has 6 legs too. And he also has two pincers and two eyes!

Bala maṉḏa dhu garr'yunmirr ḻarruman ŋathaw nha.
Then they (two) went looking for some food.

Nhäma maṉḏa dhu miyapunu yurr räkay yan mitthunawuy ga ŋunhiyin maṉḏa gan ḻukanany ŋathan.
They (two) were looking for turtle but found a turtle already cut up with water chestnuts inside and they ate that food.

Ga raŋithirr maṉḏaŋ dhu maranhuw yurr ḻundu'mirriŋuwal maṉḏa dhu buḻ'yun goymirriyirra.
When the tide was out they were full and the friends happily played.

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