question for Australian members

Paladin

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We are getting our third female Australian Cattle dog next week. Our first was Pepper who took care of us for 15 years. Rusty our 2nd was hit by a car and killed at 14 months, which really broke our hearts. She was killed on Good Friday.

We are naming the new girl Matilda, but have two Aboriginal names to decide between to use while training her for Agility exercises/competition. But their pronunciation is unclear.

1) coorah (woman)
2) kora (companion)

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I wish we had audio replies ;)

Coo-ra

Kor-ra

The "ra" is short like rat, not long like ra the Egyptian sun god
 

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But do Australians use Aborigine names for anything? I don't remember hearing "Ularu" until I was out of school, it was always Ayers Rock..
 

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But do Australians use Aborigine names for anything? I don't remember hearing "Ularu" until I was out of school, it was always Ayers Rock..

I live in a town called Wangaratta - aboriginal for "the meeting of two rivers" (many americans would find it amusing that the nickname for the town is "Wang")

Oh, and it's Uluru. I grew up knowing it as Ayers Rock, but it was officially changed back to it's traditional name some years ago.
 
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I live in a town called Wangaratta - aboriginal for "the meeting of two rivers" (many americans would find it amusing that the nickname for the town is "Wang").

I live in Albury :) My brother lives in Wang, small world. A member on LPF literally lives next door to me.

But do Australians use Aborigine names for anything? I don't remember hearing "Ularu" until I was out of school, it was always Ayers Rock..

There are dozens and dozens of places that are aboriginal names. Like Yackandandah, Paramatta, Coolangatta etc.

Some of which have the same word twice, like Wagga Wagga. Wagga means crow, and by repeating the word it creates the plural.
Wagga Wagga literally means 'the place of many crows'.
 

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I live in Albury :) My brother lives in Wang, small world. A member on LPF literally lives next door to me.

Very cool. You're gonna have to show me some of your lasers :) I have a whole bunch of lights you can play with to inspire some of your future homebrews :)
 
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Australian Cattle Dogs are the best - so loyal, smart, and protective. Mine turns 13 years old this year and I have to remind myself sometimes that he's not a pup any more.
 
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