HELP for Garrayagi, Winangali

Version 2.0 December 2014

Contents

 
 

Using this Help Guide

Throughout this guide:

 

System requirements

This is version 2.0 of Gayarragi, Winangali. It runs on Macintosh OS X 10.7 (Lion) and later, Windows XP or later.

For copyright information see the file readme.txt.

 

Installation

Download the correct version of Gayarragi, Winangali (GW) for your computer:

CD version:

 

Starting and closing Gayarragi, Winangali

To launch Gayarragi, Winangali:


To close Gayarragi, Winangali click on the X on the top right, next to the Help button.

Exit

 

Navigating in Gayarragi, Winangali

Throughout GW, click buttons and links once only.

Menus:

Menus

Use the menus at the top of the screen to choose each topic area. Roll the mouse over each menu to see its sections. In the image, the "GUNDHI / HOME" area is selected. The contents of each topic area are described in the sections below.

The image below shows the sections for the menu "GAAY /GARAY WORDS". These sections will drop down from the menu when you click it. Clicking again on a section will go to that screen.

Dropdown

The Forward and Back buttons (see below) provide a history function. The back button takes you backwards to previously viewed screens. The forward button returns you to more recently used screens. If no screens are available in a direction, that button is greyed and disabled.

History

 

GUNDHI / HOME

From the GUNDHI / HOME page you can:

About

 

GAAY/GARAY / WORDS

From the WORDS page, you can use various methods to look up GY words. You can search for GY words, browse lists of GY words and English words, or browse by topics.

 

Search

Specify the search you want using the Search panel. Once you execute your search, the results are shown in the results panel.

 

Search panel

First select either English or GY as the language to search in. Then type in your English or Gamilaraay Yuwaalaraay word/s.

Start the search by clicking the ‘Search now’ button or by hitting the ‘Return’ key.

Searchbox

 

Search options

To refine your search, press the More search options button. It lets you perform different sorts of searches, by selecting from the panel shown below.

Search options

Within:

Type:

Languages:

 

History

The History button (see Search panel) keeps a record of the words you have selected and displayed in the Dictionary panel. Click on the button to see a list of previously displayed words, and click on any word to display it again.

History

 

Results panel

The words that are found are displayed in the Results panel, which has a green bar at the top showing the number of items found.

Search results

The green Count bar reports the number of words found. If a large number of words are found, you will see a navigator that allows you to move though the words. Click on the blue underlined numbers to see more words.

Navigator

The main centre section of the Results panel contains the list of words found. Click on the Gamilaraay Yuwaalaraay word to hear the word, and to display the full entry in the Dictionary panel. You can also click on the speaker to hear the word.

At the bottom is the sentence count. If there are sentences containing the word, the number of sentences will be displayed. Click on Go to sentences to see and hear them (see Sentences).

 

Dictionary panel

The full entry for each GY word is shown in the Dictionary panel, which occupies the right-hand side of the WORDS page. The Dictionary panel has two parts:

Some words, such as yaambul, have more than one meaning. These are shown by labeling the meanings with letters a., b., etc (such as in the illustration), numbers, or indented subentries (eee the example further below for gaay).

Meanings

Underlined GY words in the definition are words that you can click on. This will make GW start a new search for the word you click on (if you change your mind, you can return to your previous lookups by using History).

Some words have subentries. These are words which are derived from the main word currently displayed. For example, under the entry for gaay ("word, message, languages, story") you see a subentry for gaay gawaa-y ("mimic, imitate speech"). Each subentry has its own part of speech and language(s).

Dictionary

 

GY

Under the GAAY / GARAY / WORDS menu, you can also browse through GY words arranged in alphabetical order.

First, click on a letter. The Results panel will display a list of GY words starting with that letter, together with brief definitions. Scroll up and down as necessary to find the word you want. Click on any line in the Results panel to hear the GY word and display its full entry in the Dictionary panel on the right.

Browse GY

 

English

Under the GAAY / GARAY / WORDS menu, you can also browse through English words arranged in alphabetical order.

First, click on a letter. The Results panel will fill up with a list of English words and expressions starting with that letter, together with the GY word (blue, underlined) that corresponds to the English meaning. Scroll up and down as necessary to find the word you want. Click on a GY word to hear the GY word and display its full entry in the Dictionary panel on the right.

Browse English

 

Topics

Under the Gaay/Garay/Words menu, you can also browse through words arranged by topics.

First, choose a top-level topic, such as People, Culture etc, to activate a drop down list of subtopics. Click on one of these to see a list of GY words in the Results panel. In the example here, the top-level topic is Plants, and the subtopic Vines, creeper, grasses has been selected.

Then, click on any line in the Results panel to hear the GY word, and to display its full definition in the Dictionary panel.

Browse topics

 

MANDI / SENTENCES

The Sentences screen (see image below) gives access to the 957 sentences contained within GW. You can read and listen to sentences, see their grammatical patterns, and investigate any word you see by clicking on the second line of any group.

The Sentences screen is reached from any Gaay/Garay/Words section Results panel, or from the Browse sentences selection screen:

Select sentences

In the Browse sentences selection screen, you can enter a number (e.g. 41), a set of numbers separated by commas (e.g. 41, 88, 281), or a range of numbers (e.g. 41-88). Then click the Go to sentences button.

You can also reach the Sentences screen from the Gaay/Garay/Words section, if you found a word there which has sentences available for it.

 

   Sentences screen:

Sentences

Often there will be many sentences found for you, but the Sentences screen can only show 3 sentences at one time. At the bottom of the screen there is a navigator: click on the number ranges to see another set of 3 sentences.

If you have come to this screen as a result of a word search, the searched word will be highlighted in the sentences.

Each sentence has a reference number and a speaker icon. Click on the icon to hear the sentence. Some audio is from old recordings and may not be very clear. Each written sentences has three parts:

If you want to investigate further, SHIFT-click on any item in the morpheme (the second) line. Hold down the SHIFT key while you click (this is to prevent accidental clicking). After you click, you will be taken to the Gaay/Garay/Words search screen, where you can search for the word of interest.

 

GUWAABAL / STORIES

When you enter the Stories section, you see a list of titles. Click on a title to take you to the Story player screen (see image below).

In the Story player screen you see:

Use the controls to listen to the story. The controls include:

Just as for sentences, you can investigate any word in the stories. If you want to investigate further, SHIFT-click on any item in the second (morpheme) line. Hold down the SHIFT key while you click (this is to prevent accidental clicking). After you click, you will be taken to the GAAY / GARAY / WORDS search screen, where you can search for the word of interest. If you do not stop or pause the story first, the sound may continue.

  Story player screen:

Stories

 

There are also Story notes: additional information about each story, as well as a version in English. Access the story notes by clicking on the book page icon to the right of any story:

Accessing the story notes

 

YUGAL / SONGS

When you enter the Songs section, you see a list of titles. Click on a title to take you to the Song player screen (see image below).

In this screen you see:

Use the controls to listen to the song. The controls include:

Just as for sentences, you can investigate any word in the songs. If you want to investigate further, SHIFT-click on any item in the second (morpheme) line. Hold down the SHIFT key while you click (this is to prevent accidental clicking). After you click, you will be taken to the Gaay/Garay/Words search screen, where you can search for the word of interest. If you do not stop or pause the song first, the sound may continue.

Songs

 

YULUGI / GAMES

 

Crosswords

To play a crossword, click on one of the crossword types and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page. To select a word, you can click on either the clue or the squares in the crossword grid. The current (selected) word is shown in red, and the current letter (the one that you should enter) is a darker shade of red.

Use the keyboard to type the correct letter. If you type the correct letter, it will fill a square, and move the selection forward; if you type the wrong letter, it will be ignored. Click again on a square in a junction (i.e. in both vertical and horizontal words) to change the current word to a different direction.

If you complete the crossword, you will get a surprise!

Notes:

Crosswords

 

Memory games

The memory games are like the card games, typically played by two players, where players take turns to find pairs of cards. The aim is to remember the content of each card when it is visible so you can find the most pairs.

First, select a game. Select your language, topic, and game type, then click on any card design to start. Then GW will manage the turns of the game for you. In each turn

Memory menu

 

MAYABIL / LINKS

The Links section contains the following. Note that the Link function will only work if your computer is online:

 

- DJN 30 November 2014. Please report any problems to jgiacon@ozemail.com.au (John Giacon) or djn@soas.ac.uk (David Nathan).