Spelling of the word Dhanggati

The spelling for the language name used on the home page reflects the pronunciation of this word by the late Mr Doug Scott, one of the main speakers from the 1960 recordings. There have been many different ways of spelling the language name, reflecting both pronunciations of this word by other speakers and different interpretations by those who heard it or those who interpreted written forms. These include: Dhanggati, Thangatti, Dainggati, Djaingadi, Dang-getti, Danghetti, Danggadi, Tangetti, Tang-getti, Djangadi, Dhan-gadi, Dyangadi, Dunggudi, Dainggatti, Thungatti, Dunghutti and Thunghutti (Lissarrague, 2000: 2)

Special acknowledgment and thanks to all the Dhanggati speakers from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries who contributed their knowledge and time, giving us a rich collection of historical sources, including Dhanggati recordings that were made by Elders in the 1960s and 1970s. Without them revitalization would not be possible.

The late Mr Doug Scott (Babaa Doug) was just one of our late Elders who spent hours recording sentence elicitations with Janet Bolt and William Hoddinott giving us rich collection of Dhanggati language recordings for revitalization.

Special thanks also needs to go to the following people who helped and supported the first steps in revitalizing Dhanggati Language: Aunty Rita Scott: daughter-in-law of Doug Scott, Aunty Betty (Elizabeth) Cohen, Caroline Bradshaw, Aunty Bertrick (Ticki) Holten/Close, Aunty Maggi Morris, Aunty Emily Walker, Uncle Kenny Walker and his daughter Marty, Brother Steve Morelle, Uncle Rex Marshall, Amanda Lissarrague, Gary Williams, Michael Jarrett, Anna Ash, Julie Long and the Principal and staff at Green Hill Public Miss Jayne Johnston, Miss Robyn Rose, Mr. Garth Fatnowna and Mrs. Sammi Fatnowna.

Thanks should also go to Aunty Dorothy Shepherd, Aunty Ellen Atkinson, Aunty Zella McLeod, Aunty Esther Quinlin, Uncle George Quinlin, Gladys Quinlin, Robert Smith, Uncle Graham Quinlan,