[Lexicog] What is considered "meat"?

Claire Bowern langwijmijij at YAHOO.CO.UK
Mon May 24 02:45:18 UTC 2004

In Bardi, aarli is the flesh (and bones) of fish and
mammals. Aarli is also the generic word for fish. It
contrasts with barnangga (crab(-meat)), mayi
(vegetable food), goorlil (turtle and dugong meat) and
joorroo ("critter" - biting things like ants and
sharks). Aarli is only used of edible meat - thus
sharks don't have "aarli" because Bardi people don't
eat them. Baangga is the word for flesh alone, off the


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