Untranslatability

 

Here are the 3 Barngarla words for various types of SHARK:

• Gadalyili

• Goonya

• Walgara

 

Here is the Barngarla word for WHALE:

•Wada

 

There might have been a specific Barngarla word for

“southern right whale”

(known in Latin as Eubalaena australis):

•Namana (Southern Right Whale)

 

When a Barngarla person sees a whale, s/he can shout:

•Ganggaroo! (Whale!)