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Among derivational morphemes and lexical suffixes, too, the mid-vowels are rare, but there are instances, such as adverbial /beng/, expressing location or place where. The mid-vowels are widely distributed over lexemes, and there is no particular evidence of "defective" distribution with respect to any word class. ,: bone 'across'; ngajamberle, proper name; lowe, toponym; bogo 'lend', jewele 'close, near', wume 'sky', modborrongo, proper name; and inflectional forms of quite a number of verbs. Examples of minimal and sub-minimal vowel contrasts are: jin(ma) jen(ma) juny(ma) jongmajangma- 'blame' 'cut into pieces' 'set' (of sun, celestial body) 'to kiss' 'to defecate' 16 Chapter 2 There are no vowel clusters.

E. two sites are similarly named as what they regard as approximate western and eastern extents of Wardaman country. 8 Chapter 1 a period of considerable development of stations to the south and west: Wave Hill and Victoria River Downs. Delamere had been taken up early (1893) by a developer, Browne, who also owned the Springvale lease near Katherine (the latter was passed in after failure to successfully establish stock and particularly sheep there, in 1896). With the growth of a cattle station at Manbulloo, and its purchase together with Willeroo and Delamere by Vesteys Northern Properties, the stage was set for these three properties to be a constellation among which Wardaman were shifted around by management, depending on season and the work to be done.

E. two sites are similarly named as what they regard as approximate western and eastern extents of Wardaman country. 8 Chapter 1 a period of considerable development of stations to the south and west: Wave Hill and Victoria River Downs. Delamere had been taken up early (1893) by a developer, Browne, who also owned the Springvale lease near Katherine (the latter was passed in after failure to successfully establish stock and particularly sheep there, in 1896). With the growth of a cattle station at Manbulloo, and its purchase together with Willeroo and Delamere by Vesteys Northern Properties, the stage was set for these three properties to be a constellation among which Wardaman were shifted around by management, depending on season and the work to be done.

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