Thursday, June 26, 2008

Wardugu Wirn lesson 2

Goals:

The students will…..

• Listen to Wirangu without English translation.
• Focus on the second page, and understand the meanings of the language.
• Be introduced to the words ngalurlu we muduga-nga car warda muga things dharba-ilarn to put in side warda-dhadi scrub and gari now or soon.
• Use a simple phrase about going somewhere and be confident to say it out aloud.

Activities:



1.Welcome the students in language nyurni yadu and ask them to sit nyina-ga and introduce yourself

e.g. ngadhu ini Estelle – nga.

2. Read Wardugu Wirn in language with no English. Stop every few pages and ask students what's happening in the story.
3.Go back to the second page, go through each sentence and its English meaning. Encourage students to have a go at repeating each word after its read.
4.Ask the students a question (we do you go for a drive with your mum and dad your car ).
5.Draw a picture of yourself family and mates going for a drive.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wardugu Wirn Lesson 1 (by Estelle Miller)

video
Ngalurlu wardu-gu ngura-nga nyirn.
Dyirndu yadu ngalurlu wardu-gu wirn.
Maldhulu dyirndu gambaririn, mandyi wardu gardal-nga an.girirn.

Goals:
The students will…..
· Listen to Wirangu without English translation.
· Focus on the first page, and understand the meanings of the language.
· Be introduced to the words ngalurlu we and wirn go and any animals that would fit with this sentence. (E.g. galdamaRu crabs marlu red kangaroo, rabidi rabbit, galda sleepy lizard and mudi fish.)
· Use a simple phrase about going somewhere and be confident to say it out aloud.

Activities:
1. Welcome the students in language nyurni yadu and ask them to sit nyina-ga and introduce yourself:
e.g. ngadhu ini Estelle-nga.
2. Read Wardu-gu Wirn in language with no English. Stop every few pages and ask students what’s happening in the story.
3. Go back to the first page, go through each sentence and its English meaning. Encourage students to have a go at repeating each word after its read.
4. Ask the students a question (what animals do you go hunting for or like to eat.)
5. Draw a picture of yourself family and mates going hunting for your favourite animal.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Wardugu Wirn - going for wombat

Listen to Gladys read the Wardugu Wirn story in Wirangu - Press on mp3 to download
(pictured - Neville, Wanda, Gladys, Lester, Charmaine & Angel infront)

Wardugu Wirn reading.mp3

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Gladys Miller at Yuria Rockhole


Yuria Rockhole was a special place for Gladys's grandmother, Lucy Washington. Daisy Bates recorded the Wirangu language from Lucy about 100 years ago.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Marna Wirangu Wanggarn


The name of this blog was given by Estelle Miller. It means 'many speaking Wirangu' and this is the goal of the Wirangu Language Project on the Far West Coast.
This blog is for people interested in the Wirangu language who want to share experiences and ideas and materials in Wirangu AND English - whatever works for you.
Remember, there are no hard and fast rules in language and culture revitalisation.