The structure of Wiradjuri language is different to English. A suffixed language, Wiradjuri words contain much more than a single meaning.
Within the structure and teaching of Wiradjuri language is the concept that all relationships stay the same, Grant and Rudder (2014) explains this as:
- All things are in a fixed relationship to all others.
- All things have two dimensions and “inside” and an “outside”
- All people and things are evaluated or defined in terms for these relationships.
- The quality of anything can transform to a different expression of the same identity.
Overall he is saying that things, items people never change, they are expressions as identity of the same entity.
madhan (tree), when it becomes a wooden table it is still a tree and is expressed as madhan-walar (tree-flat).