'[Red Hill gives a] powerful idea of the tribulations suffered by everyone affected by the miners' strike.' Today
'Here are men and women with all their quirks and oddities, their emotions and prejudices.' TLS
'The reader is allowed to enter a secret, remote world which is at times heroic, but more often poignant and lonely.' Listener
Like many northern languages, it has complex systems of both prefixation and suffixation to nominals and verbs. Prefixation provides information about nominal classification (4 classes), mood, and pronominal cross-reference (Subjects, Objects, and Indirect Objects). Suffixation provides information about case, tense, and aspect. As in many languages, there is a clear distinction between productive and unproductive morphology. Gaagudju differs from most Australian languages in that a considerable amount of its morphology is unproductive, showing complex and irregular allomorphic variation.
Gaagudju is like most Australian languages in that it may be described as a free word order language. However, word order is not totally free and strictly ordered phrasal compounding structures are significant (e.g. in the formation of denominal verbs).