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Since that time the last fluent Yukulta speakers have died so I was unable to investigate this further, but the Kaiadilt reaction suggests the considerable grammatical differences were outweighed by the lexical similarities to give a feeling—how accurate we cannot say—of mutual comprehensibility. 1 15 Traditional Kaiadilt culture Ecological setting Within mythological memory the Kaiadilt have been isolated on their own group of small, low-lying islands in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria (see Map 2).

The fact that these found their way into Kayardild but not Yukulta or Lardil (we cannot be sure about Yangkaal) suggests that Kayardild was until relatively recently the Tangkic language in closest proximity to Garawa and Waanyi. 1 The Tangkic family in Australian perspective Overview of the Australian phylum The consensus among most Australianists today is that all Australian languages are related, but at such a remote time depth that it will be possible to reconstruct "proto-Australian" only sketchily—probably the main outlines of the phonological system and pronominal morphology, possibly an ancestral noun class system, and a few score lexical items.

Throughout the Wellesleys a powerful taboo prohibited the cooking of land foods, especially yams, on the same fire as sea foods, or the 9 Nevertheless the relative unimportance of vegetable food is reflected in the lack of a word for it: wurand 'food' includes fish, shellfish, fruit, vegetables and can also be used for meat, although the \sxmwurdalji 'muscle, meat' is more common with the flesh of turtle and dugong. The lack of a term for 'vegetable food' is unusual by Australian standards, but so is the low proportion of plant food in the diet.

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