Martu Wangka: listening + respecting each other

Martu – the true experts on Martu language – have been sharing their expertise by giving Martu Wangka language lessons to KJ staff.

Many Martu have been saying for a long time they would like to see more of KJ’s non-Martu staff learning their languages. It’s a message that hasn’t gone unheeded – as Martu have been coming into the office to teach staff, and bit-by-bit, they’re learning!

This is a fantastic way of listening, understanding and respecting each other. KJ belongs to Martu, so it’s really great that people keep looking after and keep teaching Martu Wangka like this in the right-way to non-Martu staff who are eager to listen. It’s a truly beautiful thing!

Martulu-lajanampa kuultijayuru

Martulu-rayajananya nintirninpa kartiyakajangka KJmalukajangka Martu Wangkaku nintipukalungulyu. Wajarnu-ya wajarnu wajarnu martukuyarralu nintirriranku-raya kartiyakaja martukurnuku wangkaku. Palyamarta-ya jilanya kulilkuranpa, yilta – ngaparku-ngaparrku-ngkuya Martukaja kartiyakajakamu jiinpa kulilkija. Palyangulyu-ya ngaa wangka wajarnu martukuyarralu.

Palyangka wangkangkanga-ya kulirnu kartiyalu KJmalulu. Kuwarri-kuwarri-rayajananya nintirninpa martulu jiinpa. Kintingulyu-raya nintirrinpa kartiyakaja jiinpa.

Palyalungulyu-yajananya martukajalu nintirninipa kanyirninpa jungalu palya-ya nintirriranku kartiya jiinpa. Yilta. KJ-lampaju organisation martuku. Palya-rala jilanya nintilkuranpa Martu Wangkaku kartiyakajangka jungalu ngaparrku-ngaparrku kulilkijangka kanyilkuranpa. Juringulyu!