Here's a photo of my "office" for the afternoon:
I sat down here with BR, FR and JJ to transcribe a story in Marra old MT had recorded with me last week. It's a great story about two men who encountered a submarine in the Gulf of Carpentaria while hunting for dugong but had no idea what it was. Initially, they thought it was a rainbow serpent.
Kudos to the language mob here for their wonderful work and contributions: MTs story was great and well told and this arvo BR and FR helped me plough through the 7-minute recording in just two hours, completing a nice transcription and Kriol translation.
I have to share the bit that I loved the most, from when the army guys encountered the two Marra hunters:
Gani n-marranguru gana ngarl-umindini.
"Do you two speak English?"
Only heads were speaking.
Inferring that they just stood there and shook their heads. How lovely is that! :-)