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Irrarnte cafe opening

Alice Springs staff and students love the Irrarnte café, named for the Red-tailed black cockatoos that frequent this part of Pertame country.

CALL students Ruth and Joy wrote the song sung at the opening while studying Learning an Australian Language (Arrernte) with Arrernte elder Veronica Dobson and Gail Woods.

Werte atyewe,

unte mwerre

Arlte mwerre akngerre anthurreIrrarnte areme,

alkereke-irrerlenge

Urewape-irnperrenye

Kwatyeke areme

 

 

Hello my friends

How are you?

It’s good to be here on this beautiful day

See black cockatoos, flying in the sky

And see the dragonflies

Looking for water

News from the CALL Newsletter
Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics,
A division of Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
Volume 2, Issue 1, Feb 2010

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