One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Aboriginal English) isn't it (used in conversation when seeking confirmation or agreement)‘that was wicked unna?’
- ‘A player's new Nikes are "Deadly, unna?"’
- ‘Clinton found it scrounging on the tip with Mum, Aunty Sissy and our little brothers and sisters, unna, Nicky?’
- ‘This is a nice car ya got 'ere. Ya must 'ave plen'y of boya, unna?’
- ‘And you come out tomorrow, unna? You see Daddy, Papa, Nanna.’
- ‘'Hey, them coolungars can really move, unna you fellas?'’
- ‘Some time later she said, 'And when Mum go home, Mum'll tell Dad, unna?'’
- ‘That story ... about the old people at Cocanarup and that, unna? You think? About them still being there?’
- ‘We gunna miss him, unna you fullas?’
1970s: probably an altered form of ‘ain't it’.
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