Language program community feedback

Languageprogramnga martukurnu. November RNLD Language-Workshopjalu-ya wajarnu, languageprogramnga martukajamili, mirta ngayunwiyayijumili. Wajarnu-ya, Mirta-laju kurranyu pinrrimalpa nintikurlu ngaajanukurlu ngayunwiyayiju. Jukulypa-la-janampa martukajaku junkuranpa Feedback, kujungka-la-ra martukaja languageprogramkunga wanalkuranku. Karu-laju language-teammalulu yankumalpa communitykutu Feedback kangkumalpa.  

Wangkamalpa-la-ra wanyjalyuruku nintirriranku-ra-ya marlajanukaja wangkaku pujimanmiliku kaparlimiliku jamumiliku nintipukamiliku warrarnja. Nintipukarrikuranpa jukuny-jukunykaja marlajanukajalurrju. Languageprogramnga-janampa kuwarrijanuku marlajanukukamu.

This language program belongs to Martu. The Martu who attended the RNLD (Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity ) language workshop in November said that this program has to be for all Martu. They said that they mustn’t run ahead with this knowledge just for themselves. We need to pass on the message and give feedback so that all Martu can walk slowly together with the language program. Accordingly, some of the language team will be travelling to communities to give feedback.

The team will also be discussing how to make sure that specialised nintipukamili (Martu vocabularies – old people’s language) – continues to be passed on to future generations. Children and future generations should keep on becoming highly educated experts in their language. This program is for current and future generations.

 

Translation work

Puntura-ya Ninti are continuing to work with Martu in Newman to translate some of the stories that KJ holds in Martu wangka (language): Manyjilyjarra, Warnman and Kartujarra. Last year, we were able to translate some interviews done by Duke and Cameraman for an upcoming KJ film thanks to Attaya Angie, Corban Clause-Williams, Danielle Booth, Neil Lane, Carol Williams and Curtis Taylor. If you are interested in doing some translation work while you are in Newman come have a chat to Puntura-ya Ninti staff in the KJ office in Newman.