Stephanie Kiang

Stephanie Kiang

Guugu Yimithirr: A language feature

Guugu Yimithirr: A language feature

When I first found out about the language Guugu Yimithirr, I thought its spelling looked like someone let loose on their keyboard. Some other ways of spelling the language’s name are Guugu Yimidhirr, Koko Imudji, and Kukuyimidi, according to Omniglot. As I read more...

Murrinh-Patha: A language feature

Murrinh-Patha: A language feature

Murrinh-Patha is an Australian language that belongs to the Southern Daly language family, which is also known as Garama, Karama and Nangu, according to Endangered Languages. Murrinh-Patha has three dialects: Murrinh-kura, Murrinh-patha, and Murrinh-rdiminin according...

Opinion: Tiwi, an intriguing Australian language

Opinion: Tiwi, an intriguing Australian language

Tiwi, an Australian language isolate, is spoken on the Tiwi Islands which are near the Northern Territory of Australia, according to Omniglot. Some of Tiwi’s different names are Diwi, Wongak, and Wunuk, according to Sorosoro. “Tiwi was once considered a Pama-Nyungan...

Warlpiri: A language feature

Warlpiri: A language feature

When I first learned about the Australian Aboriginal language Warlpiri, I instantly became obsessed and had to learn as much as I could about it. Warlpiri has around 3,000 speakers in Australia’s Northern Territory (as well as other parts of Australia) according to...