the pain felt when swallowing something dry
Muyu – approx 2,000 speakers – Western New Guinea
Used as a noun and clearly different from all other forms of pain one can experience, which are labeled welen.
Muyu is a Non-Austronesian (Papuan) language of New Guinea. It is spoken by an estimated 2,000 people living alongside the Kao and Muyu Rivers in the Boven-Digoel regency, Papuan Province, Indonesia. There is no transmission to a younger generation. Muyu speakers are aware of nine dialects: Kasawut, Are, Ninggrum, Yonggom, Kakaip, Kawip, Kapom, Kamindip, and Okpari.
Source: Personal field notes, https://www.elararchive.org/dk0601/
Credit: Alexander Zahrer
when a parent has been trying to tell their children to do something, then they just give up and say "oh go on then"
Murrinhpatha – approx 3,000 speakers – Australia (Wadeye, Northern Territory)
Murrinhpatha is spoken by Australian Aboriginal people from several clans, living in Wadeye and other towns in the Northern Territory. Murrinhpatha is still learnt as first-language by children growing up in the area.
Source: Originally heard in a story recorded by Chester Street in the 1970s. John Mansfield followed up on the meaning in 2021.
Credit: Dungkul Noelene Parry. Any inaccuracy in the translation is due to John Mansfield.