- Ngarla language
Ngarla is a Pama–Nyungan language of Western Australia.
Ngarla Spoken in Port Hedland area of Western Australia Native speakers 4 (2010) Language family Language codes ISO 639-3 nlr This page contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode characters.
Peripheral Laminal Apical Bilabial Velar Palatal Dental Alveolar Retroflex Stop p k c t̪ t ʈ Nasal m ŋ ɲ n̪ n ɳ Lateral ʎ l̪ l ɭ Rhotic r ɻ Semivowel w j
Front Back High i iː u uː Low a aː
The long vowels are rare.
Ngarla tense markers for verbs 
Tense marker Tense -n past -ngkaya present -kuRa future
Ngarla is classified as a member of the Ngayarda subgroup of the Southwest Pama–Nyungan languages. Under Carl Georg von Brandenstein's 1967 classification, Ngarla was classed as an Inland Ngayarda language, but the separation of the Ngayarda languages into Coastal and Inland groups is no longer considered valid.
Southwest Pama–Nyungan Ngayarta
- ”A grammatical sketch of Ngarla: A language of Western Australia”, Torbjörn Westerlund, 2007. (PDF version)
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