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Arrernte

These are words in East & Central Arrernte drawn from the 'East & Central Arrernte Learners' Guide', the 'East and Central Arrernte Picture Dictionary' and the East & Central Arrernte Dictionary.
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ahatwe
Death Adder
akaltyele-untheme
teach
akaperte ngkwerne
skull
akeme
to pick (plants)
akeme-irreme
to get up
akertne
on top, up high
akethe-ileme
to clean up
akngnerneme
carrying, take back
akurrknge
brain
akwerneme
(to) put in
akaltye
clever
akurne
bad/spolied
akaltye-irreme
learn
akarelheme
wait
akngerrepate
elder sibling
akerrke
Bower Bird
akngwelye artnwere
Dingo
akwete-akwete
Spotted nightjar
akwintye
windbreak
akarre
awake
akwetethe
always
aleme
liver
alenye
tongue
alere
son (of a man)
alhewelheme
wash yourself
alkereke-irreme
to fly
alkngampeme
open eyes
alkngenthe
flame
alkngerurrke
ankle
alte
hair
altyele
cross cousin (MB's Daugther)
amake
elbow
amarrkele atnyeneme
hold on the hip
amiwarre
the Milky Way
ampeme
become cooked
ampeke-iwelheme
Stand leaning against something
ampere
knee
amulte
forearm
anatye
sweet potato/yam
anerlte-aneme
sit in a group
amirre
woomera
angathe
in front of, this side of
angkethakwe
thirsty
angkethe
cockatiel
angkwene
Major Mitchell
angwerre-angwerre
late afternoon
ankele
male cross-cousin
ankerte-iweme
push something
ankwe-ileme
make someone sleep
anpere alheme
go past
antyeme
climb
aperaltye
lerps
aperarnte
sweet sap from RRG
aperlape
conkerberry
apernelheme
paint on self
apmarle
uncle (MB)
apmerrke
teenage boy
apure
shame, become embarrassed
apwape
willy-willy
apwerte arnkarre
cliff
apweteke
hail, hailstone
Arerre
chest/breastbone
arerrke
sandhill
arlantye
Long nosed dragon/bicycle lizard
arlepe
Acacia victoriae
arrakerte
mouth
arralte
beard
arletye
raw, uncooked
arntirte
rotten
arratetye-alheme
arrive
arlkeme
call out for someone
arratintyeme
come out
aterele-antheme
scare someone
aterneme
straighten something
aterre
cicada
atherreme
smile
athwarrthwe
Barn Owl
atnaltywe
stomach (actual organ)
atnarnpeme
get down, jump down
atningke
many, lots
atnyeme
fall
atnyentye
the moon
atwerreme
to fight
atyerreme
to shoot
awantyeme
lick, suck
awelye
healing song
awenhe
Auntie (father's sister)
awenke
teenage girl
awerrtyepwere
bush bean
ayernelheme
tie something around yourself
ayerte-ayerte
fat, chubby
aywerte
Spinifex
ipmenhe
Mother's mother
itethe
alive
ilweme
die
irrtyarte
hunting spear
iteme
cook, light fire
iparrpe
quickly
irrpeme
enter, go in
irrernte
cold
ingkweye
old
irnterre
very, strongly
ingweleme
in the morning, this morning
ipmentye
don't
impaye
leave it!
kwetere
nulla nulla
kwerralye
star
kake
elder brother
karpele-karpele
bush turkey
kethe-kethe
early in the morning
kutyeme
collect, gather
kwatye akantyere
rain cloud
kwene
underneath
kwatye pere
lightning
kwatye anheme
raining
kwatye irrpeme
swim, dive into water
lyeke
prickle
lyete-ulkere
recently
lterrke
hard
lerneme
winnow with coolamon
lhenpe
armpit
lperrpaye
Black Faced Wood Swallow
Lthane
skeleton
lture-iweme
kiss
lyarnte
head ring
lyarnte-iweme
curled up
lyerre-lyerre
wren
mpwe
urine
mpenge
cooked, ripe
mperlkere
white
mamame
mother's brother
marnte
bus
mpernpe
Yellow Throated Miner
mpwerne
Man's brother-in-law
mweremwenke
blow fly
metye
blunt
mwere
man's mother-in-law
ngkwerne
leg, stem & bones
ngentye
soakage
ngkerralye
rib
ngkweltye-ngkweltye
kindling, bits & pieces of wood
ngkwernelyerre
bush plum
nthakentye?
How many?
ntyere
Woolybutt grass
nyemale
rat
ngenhe
You (object) form
ngkwenge
for you, to you, with you
parlkene
Red-backed Kingfisher
pelhe-iweme
To Spit (v)
pewatye
bag, pouch
pewe-ileme
blow on a fire
pmulpere
windpipe
pute
shoe
pwepelye
tadpole
pwerlepe
shoulder
perte-rreme
turn back
pmerlpe
Quandong
rakeme
snatch, grab
rlke
wind
rlkanye-inteme
lie on propped up on your elbow on your side
rlkele alheme
go hunting
rlkerrelheme
sit with legs straight out
rturre
high ground above a creek
rlterre-ngkwerne
shin
rante-rante
the same
rulye-rulye
animal horns, insect antennae etc
rle-aneme
verb ending to do something contiously
talkwe
across
terurre
clapsticks
thelelheme
pour out of, leak
tirre-tirre
Rainbow Bee Eater
tnyelheme
scratch self
tnyeme
dig
tyepetye-ileme
tell stories on the ground
theme
family
tyerrtye kwenele
internal organs
tyelkerneme
slice, cut meat
ularre apetyeme
come or face towards
ulperre inteme
Lay on stomach
ulpe-ileme
grind
ulpmenthe
flour
ultakeme
cut, break
ultewarrerte
stripy
ulyepere
thigh
untyele akngeme
carry on soulder
untye
back of neck
unteme
run
utnenge
persons' spirit
utyewe
thin
urtetye
short
urtakwerte
heart
untyeme aleheme
go back from/face away from
walye
leafy branch
wanteme
feed someone or something
warlekwerte
widow or widower
warte
of course, obviously
watherre
the whole time
wayetyewaye
someone whose brother or sister has passed away
weme
throw something at someone
werneme
(wind) blow
werrpe-werrpe
frizzy hair
wewele-akeme
(dog's) bark
yalke
wild onion
yakwethe
bag, pouch
yatyerre
go and visit, stay away a few days
yenpe
skin (of a person or animal)
yerneme
to send something to someone
yerrtye
straight (noun)
ywerlte
someone whose child has died