gala-gathii (locational word) far away; long way off
There are two words for “far away”: gathii and gala-gathii. Gala-gathii is used when we simply say “X is far away” or ”an X far away”. Gathii is used when there are endings meaning “from” on the word, as in gathiimun (from far away). Gathii is also used in more complex expressions such as “I was thinking of his wifr far away on the station”: Ngayu milgaan-nhaathi nhangu jiiral gathii stationbi gathii-buthun.
gathii in sentences
long way: Nganhthaan yubaaygu gadaara Bulls Crossing? Bulls Crossing gala-gathii. “Are we nearly at Bulls Crossing? Bulls Crossing is still a long way.
far away: Bama wawuthirr bubu gala-gathii thadanhu. “A man wanted to go to a country far away.
distant: Ganaa gurra nyulu thudaan wugurrin bubu gala-gathiingu. “A man wanted to go to a country far away.”
far away: Thana guna Joseph maandii bubu yinduumi gala-gathii, nganhthanun gurra jiinbaalbigamu. “Let them take Joseph to another place far away, then he won’t give us trouble any more.
Attested inflected form is purposive case gala-gathiingu.