Wajarri language poem
The following is a poem written by Leonie Boddington for Kathleen Haythornthwaite on behalf of the Bundiyarra Irra Wangga Language Centre, where she attended Wajarri language classes.
It is is written in Wajarri, with English translation included.
Nganggurnmanha Kath Remembering Kath Jurnimanha yalyba nganhu, miyarnuwimanha Wajarri wangga. We had lots of laughs learning the Wajarri language Warritharrayimanha nyinda biga nganhu We was worrying for you, cos you sick Nganggurnmanha myamba Kath Remembering you always Nyindanha Nganju ngangu-ngangumanha We been thinking about you Urdama nhangaya Kath dinggyiyu See you later Kath, and thank you Nganggurnmanha myamba Kath
Remembering you always