wanda

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Gamilaraay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Is likely from a wangaaybuwan word which is an adjective ‘ugly looking’ and the name of a creature that might be called a ‘devildevil’. Fluent YG speakers adapted words instinctively, but now similar word production and use will only occur if there is careful analysis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wanda

  1. white man
  2. ghost
  3. spirit

References[edit]

  • 2015 Ma Gamilaraay
  • 2014 Giacon J Thesis Grammar YG

Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hwandê. Compare Old Saxon hwanda, Old High German wanta.

Conjunction[edit]

wanda

  1. for, because

Descendants[edit]