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15b Example of ay (IPA /aj/) sequence in baybirr ‘behind’ . . 16 Vowels in stressed (1) vs. unstressed (2) syllables . . . . 17a Typical declarative intonation with falling contour . . . 17b Typical declarative intonation contour with final topic . . . 19 Example of extended clause sequence with level intonation . 20a Extract from David Wiggan’s narrative ‘Life on Sunday Island’ showing short intonational phrases and pausing . . . . 20b Pitch track showing a pause within a noun phrase .

Pearlshell and baali . . . . . . . . . . . . Booroo (patilineal estates) in Bardi country . . . . . 1a Spectrogram of goorrbal /kurpal/ ‘throat’ showing an initial voiceless stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Spectrogram of daaga /ta:ga/ ‘sleep’ showing an intervocalic voiced stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Spectrogram of barndarrang /païtaraN/ ‘club’ showing a postnasal stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Spectrogram of a final devoiced trill in ganbirr /kanbir/ ‘wound (n)’ .

Most recently, Gedda Aklif collected texts and lexical items between 1990 and 1993; an 1800-word dictionary was published as Aklif (1999), although other lexical items not included appear on the 50-odd tapes recorded as part of the dictionary elicitation project. A dictionary supplement appears as Bowern (2003b) and a new edition of the dictionary is currently in progress. Aklif’s texts were compiled, edited and put in book form for the One Arm Point school in Bowern (1999). Aklif’s field notes are also extensive and were used in the compilation of this grammar.

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