Lesson #13: McPherson Lake

Leda Jules: Pelly Banks dialect


Phil: Dáhyegé tsʼį̄́ʼ gédzūkeh-ā? Dáhyegé tsʼį̄́ʼ gédzūtʼás-ā?
Where-to-we will boat- Where-to-we will go-
information question? information question?
Where are we going to go (by boat)? Where are we going to go?
Jason: Łáhtādé McPherson Lake tsʼį̄́ʼ gū́dzūkehī.
Maybe-McPherson Lake-to we will boat.
Maybe we’ll boat to McPherson Lake.
Phil: Dáhyegé McPherson Lake gedéhtān-ā? Dáhyegé McPherson River kīlīn-ā?
Where-McPherson Lake-located? Where-McPherson River-flowing?
information question? information question?
Where is McPherson Lake? Where is McPherson River?
Jason: Ahdegé Tūchō gādegé tūʼ kīlīnī lātʼā.
Upstream Frances Lake-further-water-flowing-it is.
It’s up the river from the upper end of Frances Lake.
Phil: Esʼū́néʼ gā́nhtān-am?
My gun-you saw-yes/no question?
Have you seen my gun?
Jason: Truck késetān dį̄ . Tʼǭ́s kʼī kū́hyegé késelāʼ kʼī.
Truck-itʼs located in-there. Paddle-also-there-positioned-also.
It’s in the truck. The paddles are there too.
Phil: Tsʼédé génleh-am?
Blankets-you brought-question?
Did you bring any blankets?
Jason: Kolā kḗntʼēdé negūnestlʼūn. Kolā kḗntʼēdé gūkéselā.
Already-everything-loaded up. Already-everything-put in there.
Everything is already loaded up. They are in the truck.

 

Q1. Dáhyegé eslekʼū́né néneslaʼ etʼā-ā?
Where did I put my socks?
A1. Kū́hʼáné selāʼ.
They are over there.
Q2: Dáhyegé esʼējéʼ nénestsūdz-ā?
Where did I put my shirt?
A2. Kū́hʼáné sehtsū́ts.
It’s over there.
Q3. Dáhyegé sū́nētʼḗs nénʼān-ā?  (one loaf) Dáhyegé sū́nētʼḗs nénlā-ā? (plural loaves)
Where did you put the bread? Where did you put the bread?
A3. Kū́hʼáné seʼān.
It’s over there.
Q4. Dáhyegé Linda kǭ́ą gū́līnā?
Where is Linda’s cabin?
A4. Ahnā́né men nā́sdį̄ʼ seʼān.
It’s across the lake.
Q5. Mida kū́kʼā endį̂?
Where’s Mida’s cup?
A5. Computer gāgáh seʼān.
It’s by the computer.
Q6. Bōt endį̂?
Where is the boat?
A6. Gūkǭ́ą gāgáh setān.
It’s by our cabin.
Q7. Ī dzédze nenbéʼ į̂ nedį̂?
Where are the berries you picked?
A7. Refrigerator tʼā́t selāʼ.
They are in the refrigerator.
Q8. Tsēkʼas endį̂?
Where is the file?
A8. Dūłą̄́ esʼį̄́h.
I haven’t seen it.