Word Up shares the diverse languages of black Australia from Anmatyerre to Arrernte, from Bidjara to Bundjalung, from Nyungar to Ngaanyatjarra, from Yankunytjatjara to Yorta Yorta—one word at a time.
Word Up: Marie Munkara
Award winning author Marie Munkara explains some of the complexities of Rembarranga and shares a few of her words.
Word Up: Gulwanyang Moran
Gulwanyang Moran has been following in her mother's footsteps, learning and sharing their language — Gathang.
Word Up: Latisha Harris
Latisha Harris says hearing elders speaking Wiradjuri with love and ease ignited her passion for learning language.
Word Up: Paul Collis
Paul Collis shares some Barkindji words that demonstrate the beauty of his country, and his culture.
Word Up: Bon'Naia Hinton
For Bon'Naia Hinton the pronunciation and tone of Kuku Yalanji is almost melodic.
Word Up: Toby Adams
Toby shares some Kullilli words that really capture his passion for language revitalisation.
I am intrigued and delighted by this program and Daniel Browning's premise to start it. I admire the quite courage, which in the face of appalling cultural genocide and aching loss, sets about retrieving these language, slowly but surely, one word at a time. I was especially taken by Daniel Browning talking about Bundjalung, his father's tongue, in the program which launched this spin-off from Awaye! Him taking about his nephew, his 'burudjam' and his 'baraygir' was especially moving.
Love this podcast!!
So great to hear from people all over the country who feel passionate about their languages. Great podcast!
What happened to the past episodes??
Just wondering where they disappeared to?