Lesson #15: Christmas Shopping in Whitehorse

Leda Jules: Pelly Banks dialect

 

6. Optative verbs (desired or possible action) a. Let’s ________ : Let’s eat!  Let’s go! b. Possible future action: Q: Has he gone to Whitehorse yet?  R: He might go tomorrow.

  


Maggie: Whitehorse tsʼį̄́ʼ dzedūʼā́zī Christmas dege gū́hłīnī nédzedūlḗī dege.
Whitehorse-to-letʼs (2) go-Christmas-for-something-we will buy-for
Let’s go to Whitehorse Christmas shopping.
Mary: Ham! Gū́hłīnī ūskḗdī dege. Dḗhkʼeh dūnyā́ yénlīn-ā?
Yes! Something-I will buy-for. When-you will go-you want-information question?
Yes! I want to buy some things. When do you want to go?
Maggie: Next week dzedūʼā́zī.
Next week-letʼs (2) go.
Let’s go next week.
Gū́hłīnī eschų̄ę̄ dege ūskḗdī, eschâ kʼī, īyéh estsūe gedege kʼī.
Something-my son- my daughter-in-law-also,-then-my grandchildren-for them-also.
I will buy presents for my son, my daughter-in-law, and my grandchildren.
Nenī hį̄́?
You-what about?
What about you?
Mary: Esyéhłī́gé dege gū́hłīnī ūskḗdī īyéh estsūe gedege kʼī.
My husband-for-something-I will buy-then-my grandchildren-for them-also.
I will buy something for my husband and my grandchildren too.
Dáhyegé gū́hłīnī gedege ūskḗdī dūłą̄́ meyḗsdī́h.
Where-something-for them-I will buy-not-I know.
I am not sure  where to look for all those things.
Shopping łą̄́ metsedesdene.
Shopping-really-I dislike.
I don’t like shopping.
Maggie: Kéhseh Walmart kū́hyegé nedzūntą́hī
First-Walmart-there-we will look..
Let’s look at Wallmart first.
Kū́hyegé enétʼē dene dege gā́genūnʼą̄́ sį̄́.
There-all sorts-people-for-you find-maybe.
You can find all sorts of things for people there.
Main Street kā Paradise Alley kū́hyegé kʼī łą̄́ gūtīe.
Main Street-on-Paradise Alley-there-also-really-good.
I also like Paradise Alley on Main Street.
Kū́hyegé kʼī gū́dzūtʼásī!
There-to-letʼs (2) go!
Let’s go there too!
Łā́néyéh enétʼē etīe lā.
Really-how many-good-assert
I am sure they will have some.thing good there.
Łáhtādé gū́hłīnī dūłą̄́ nédūgūdūtsédī́ sį̄́.
Maybe-something-not-expensive-maybe
Maybe some things will be on sale!.
Mary: Kéhseh dahyegé gū́dzūtʼásī ghąh gū́dzūdūdéhī.
First-where-we (2) will go-about-we will talk
First let’s plan where we want to go.
Dḗhkʼeh Christmas dege Kwanlin Dun kū́hyegé gelā-ā.
When-Christmas-for-Kwanlin Dun-there-they sell-information question?
When do they have their Christmas market at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre?
Maggie: Dūłą̄́ meyḗsdī́h. Getsʼį̄́ʼ phone gū́dzūlḗī, meyḗdzūdī́hī dege.
Not-I know. To them-phone-we will do,- we will know-for.
I am not sure, let’s phone them to find out.
Kū́hyegé kʼī gūtīe sį̄́ gūdzūkḗdī dege.
There-also-good-maybe-we will buy-for.
That would be a good place to shop too.
Kolā dā́ne néstlōnī ándēslēłī meyḗsdī́h!
Already-money-lots-I will spend-I know!
I can already tell, I will spend too much money!
Mary: Meyḗsdī́h kḗtʼē gólī́ gūtīe gûlḗ sį̄́.
I know-like that-but even so-good-it will be-maybe.
I know, but it will be fun.
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Tsʼédāne dege nḗgū́dénlḗ yéh gūtīe lā.
Children-for-you buy-with-good-assert.
It is always fun to get presents for the kids!

S1: Łedī́hī áhlādéʼ dzūhtʼḗzī.
Brownies/sweets-some-letʼs cook.
Let’s cook some brownies!
S2: Kḗdzūtʼį̂.
Letʼs do that.
Q1: Yē dū́nʼį̄́-ā yénlīn-ā?
What do you want to do?
A1: Ejédzedūʼā́zī!
Let’s (2) go hunting!
Ejédzedūdḗlī!
Letʼs (3) go hunting!
S3: Tehmī́l dedzūtlʼų̄́ī!
Let’s set a fish net!
S4: Bōt kûsyā́ī.
I’ll go get the boat.
Iʼll go get the canoe/boat.
Elā́t kûsyā́ī.
Q2: Yā entsets yénlīn-ā?
What do you want to eat?
A2: Łūgekʼū́néʼ estsets yénéslīne.
I want to eat fish eggs.
Q3: Yē enkḗt yénlīn-ā?
What do you want to buy?
A3: Ēch ūskḗdī yénéslīn.
I want to buy a blouse.
Q4: Whitehorse kū́hyegé yā ūnkḗdī są̂?
What will you buy in Whitehorse?
A4: Béde néstlōnī dēskél.
I’ll buy a lot of food.
Jahyegé Watson Lake łā́néyéh nédegūdetset.
It is too expensive here in Watson Lake.