Lesson #11: Halloween

Leda Jules: Pelly Banks dialect

 


Betty: Martha yā désedā-ā?
Martha-what-she is wearing?
What is Martha wearing?
Veronica: Harley Quinn kʼéh ēch désedā.
Harley Quinn-way-clothes-she’s wearing.
She is dressed like Harley Quinn.
Or Harley Quinn kʼéh ēch yéh nénestl’ūn.
Harley Quinn-way-clothes-with-she’s dressed.
She is dressed like Harley Quinn
Betty: Ēch īkēd-am?.
Clothes-she bought-yes/no question?
Did she buy her costume?
Veronica: Mōmǎ’ nī́yenehtsék.
Her mother-she’s sewing it.
Her mom is sewing it.
Betty: Ēchʼeléʼ delęge néstlōnī yénélīn.
Clothes-muliti-coloured-lots-she needs.
She’ll need all kinds of different colored fabric.
Harley Quinn megṓdéʼ detlʼį̄se yéh detʼele yéh désedāʼ.
Harley Quinn-her jacket-blue-and-red-and-she’s wearing.
Harley Quinn wears a red and blue jacket.
Veronica: Medāde ēch megáh nénehtsū́ts.
Her older sister-shirt-from her-she borrowed.
She borrowed that shirt from her sister.
Mōmǎ’ megṓdéʼ nénehtsék.
Her mother-her jacket-she’s sewing
Her mom is sewing her jacket.

 

Ann: Ledī́hī yénélīne!
He wants some candy.
Ī hį̄́ yā yénélīn-ā?
What does she want?
Susan: Gūsghoshdzédzé’ yénélīn.
She wants soapberries.
Travis hį̄́ yā yénélīn-ā?
What does Travis want?
Ann: Travis etséngané’ yénélīn.
Travis wants dry meat.
Calvin hį̄́ yā yénélīn-ā?
What does Calvin want?
Susan: Calvin sū́nētʼḗs yénélīn.
Calvin wants bannock.
Ann: Eyę́ʼ denētsʼī́heʼ meyéh yénélīn-ām?
Does he want some butter with that?
Susan: Tahkádlé’ yénéslīn.
I like raspberries.
Travis hį̄́ yā yénélīn-ā?
What does Travis like?
Ann: Travis gēsdzédzéʼ yénélīn.
Travis likes strawberries.
Calvin hį̄́ yā yénélīn-ā?
What does Calvin like?
Susan: Calvin ītʼlét yénélīn.
Calvin likes cranberries.
Zoe: Dene Zāgī kʼéh gūdesdéhī kesdį̄.
I am learning to speak Kaska.
Jimmy hį̄́ yā kedį̄-ā?
What is Jimmy learning?
David: Ehtʼḗzī kʼéh kedʼį̄.
He is learning how to cook.
Yā Cynthia kedį̄-ā?
What is Cynthia learning?
Zoe: Nḗnehtségī kʼéh kedį̄.
She is learning how to sew.

 

Q1: Mā łedī́hī yénélīn-ā?
Who wants candy?
A1: Senī kolā néstlōnī déstʼīn.
I have enough.
 Peggy zeléʼ dūłą̄́ néstlōn détʼīn.
 Only Peggy doesn’t have much though.
S1: Kolā Peggy mełedī́hī etsets.
Peggy is eating her candy already.
Q2: Łedī́hī dénéht’éhī yénélīn-ā?
How many does she want?
A2: Melā́ʼ kéh néstlōnī yénélīn
She wants a whole handful.
S2: Eslā́ʼ kéh néstlōnī esyéntsʼį̄́t. (whole bunch of small things such as Skittles)
Give me lots!
A3: Ną́ʼ!
Here!