Lesson #17: Borrowing

Leda Jules: Pelly Banks dialect

 

Basic Noun Categories:

  • A living thing (dog, cat, baby…)
  • A contained liquid (a bottle of water, a cup of tea…)
  • A fabric-like thing (A piece of fabric, a sheet of paper,…)
  • A proportional object (a rock, a box, …)
  • A long object (a gun, a pole,…)
  • A part of something (a piece of bread, some money,…)
  • Plural objects (bottles, pots, rocks, dogs,…)

 


Michael: Dā́ne esgāgáh nénlé! Denegūkḗdīkǭ́ą̄ tsʼį̄́ʼ dāsyāl.
Money-beside me-you place!-Store-to-I will go.
Lend me some money! Iʼm going to the store.
Dā́ne esyénǹlé! Denegūkḗdīkǭ́ą̄ tsʼį̄́ʼ dāsyāl.
Money-you give me!-Store-to-I will go.
Give me some money! Iʼm going to the store.
Neʼū́něʼ esgāgáh néntį̄́. Ejedāsyāl.
Your gun-beside me-you place.-I will go hunting.
Lend me your gun. Iʼm going hunting.
Neʼū́něʼ esyénǹtį̄́. Ejedāsyāl.
You gun-you give me.-I  will go hunting.
Give me your gun. Iʼm going hunting.
Michael: Ną́ʼ!
Here!
Here! (handing)
Robert: Nebēzéʼ esgāgáh nénʼą̄́.
Your knife-beside me-you place.
Lend me your knife.
Nebēzéʼ k’ī-esyénǹʼą̄́.
your knife-also-you give me.
Give me your knife.
Esbēzéʼ ahdegé Tūchō Menéʼ kū́hyegé sesʼān.
my knife-up there-water big-Lake-there-I placed.
My knife is up at Frances Lake.
Michael: Dedī negāgáh nûsʼą̄́ī łā́néyéh denekʼā́ʼ.
This-beside you-I will place-really-sharp.
Iʼll loan you this one, itʼs really sharp.
Edēt’ē k’ī neyûslḗ.
Bullets-also-I will give you [plural objects].
I’ll give you some bullets as well.
Robert: Sṓgá sénlā́ī’!
Good-you made me
Thanks

 

C1: Ehtʼū́t esyénǹhtę́h!
Hand me the baby!
C2: Tūzés esyénǹʼā́!
Hand me the bottle of water!
C3: Kʼū́k esyénǹhtsūs!
Give me the paper!
C4: Tsē esyénǹʼā́!
Give me the rock!
C5: Ū́ne esyénǹtį̄!
Give me the gun!
C6: Dā́ne esyénǹlé!
Give me some money!
C7: Tsʼáʼ esyénǹlé!
Hand me the dishes!
C8: Ahʼáné ehtʼū́t nénté!
Move the baby out of the way!
C9: Ahʼáné tūzés nénʼą̄́!
Move the water bottle out of the way!
C10: Kʼū́k ahʼáné nénhtsūs!
Move the paper out of the way!
C11: Ahʼáné tsē nénʼą̄́!
Move the rock out of the way.
C12: Ahʼáné ū́ne néntį̄́!
Move the gun out of the way!
C13: Ahʼáné etʼāne nénlé!
Move the leaves out of the way!
C14: Ah’áné ts’á’ nénlé!
Move the plates out of the way!
C15: Ehtʼū́t génteh!
Carry the baby around!
C16: Tūzés génʼąh!
Carry the water bottle around!
C17: Kʼū́k génhtsūs!
Carry the paper around!
C18: Tsē génʼąh!
Carry the rock around!
C19: Ū́nē géntį̄h!
Carry the gun around!
C20: Dā́ne génleh!
Carry some money around!
C21: Tsʼáʼ génleh!
Carry the dishes around!