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Learning to have ears

By KIERAN FINNANE with FIONA WALSH Little by little more and more people are referring to the place where the town of Alice Springs grew,...

Learn Arrernte language online

 

"Now it’s on your phone and you can learn it!" Margaret Kemarre Turner (MK) told young people at the launch of a new online Arrernte language resource, writes ANGELA HARRISON.

Ilerngere unte apetyeme? 

p2526 Apmere SM

 

It means ‘When are you coming?’ in Mparntwe's first language, Arrernte. And the place to go is the Apmere angkentye-kenhe (Place for language) in the Yellow House behind Flynn Church.

Land needs language

p2523 Apmere Amelia pointing SM

 

 

The centre of town will be humming with the sound of its first language, when Apmere angkentye-kenhe kicks off for its second season next week.

I’m not kungka, I’m arelhe

p2456 Apmere Lorrayne SM

 

 

The Pitjantjatjara word for woman, 'kungka', has become well known, but Pitjantjatjara is not the language of this place, Arrernte is, and  ‘arelhe’ is the Arrernte word for woman. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Words that everyone who lives here should know!

p2452 Apmere shed SM

 

 

"Arriving at Apmere angkentye-kenhe hub, a bit apurrke (tired) as the arltele (daytime) was coming to an end, I was met by a familiar atmosphere," writes RONJA HONEY MOSS, following last Friday's launch of a unique challenge for Alice locals.

Experience Aboriginal culture in the heart of the CBD

p2050 Mbantua MK SMp2431 Beth Sometimes SM

 

 

A small group of people are not waiting for multimillion dollar centres to offer it: they're delivering the kind of experience so many crave on the smell of an oily rag. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

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