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.