Lesson #18: Working Together

Leda Jules: Pelly Banks dialect

 

Plural forms for imperfective verbs, we, they, you plural.

a. Question and response: Q. Are you plural hungry?  R. We’re hungry!

b. Statements: They are going to Frances Lake. etc.


Bill: Yā nḗhtsį̄h-ā?
What-you plural making-information question.
What are you all building?
Larry: Kǭ́ą̄ nédzéhtsį̄́h.
House-we are making.
We’re building a cabin.
James yéh Joseph yéh gendį̂?
James-and-Joseph-and-where are they?
Where are James and Joseph?
Bill: Kǭ́ā dege ts’ū getʼā́s.
House-for-trees-they cut.
They are cutting logs for the cabin.
Larry: Nehtsʼį̄́’ nûsdî.
To you plural-I will help.
I’ll help you all (plural).
Nédéhbéd-ām?
You plural hungry- yes/no question?
Are you (plural) hungry?
Bill and Susan: Łā́néyéh dzedebét.
Really-we are hungry
We’re really hungry.
Łā́néyéh kédzī́hłā’.
Really-we have been working
We’ve been working hard.
Larry: Áhłādéʼ kedāchą̄gé’ łḗslel.
Some-moose ribs-I brought.
I brought some moose ribs.
Kḗnḗhtʼēdé nḗhtsets.
All of you-you plural eat.
Eat all of you!

Aggie: Nédéhbéd-ām?
Are you (plural) hungry?
Kids: Ham, nédzédébét!
Yes, we are hungry!
Łā́néyéh nédzédébét!
We are really hungry!
Endū́é, dūłą̄́ dzedebét.
No, we are not hungry!
Aggie: Négédébéd-ām?
Are they hungry?
Maggie: Ham, négédébét.
Yes, they are hungry!
Łā́néyéh négédébét.
They are really hungry!
Endū́é dūłą̄́ négédébét.
No, they are not hungry.
Aggie: Tū’ nehzen-ām?
Are you (plural) thirsty?
Kids: Tū nédzézen.
Yes, we are thirsty!
Łā́néyéh tū’ nédzézen.
We are really thirsty!
Endū́é dūłą̄́ tū’ nédzézen.
No, we are not thirsty!
Aggie: Tū négézen-ām?
Are they thirsty?
Maggie: Ham, tū’ négézen.
Yes, they are thirsty!
Łā́néyéh tū’ négézen.
They are really thirsty!
Endū́é dūłą̄́ tū’ négézen.
No, they are not thirsty.
Aggie: Sehdlī-ām? Nahkḗnehten-am?
Are you (plural) cold? Are you (plural) freezing?
Kids: Ham, dzesdlī’! Ham, gūkḗnehten!
Yes, we are cold! Yes, we’re freezing!
Łā́néyéh dzesdlī’! Łā́néyéh gūkḗnehten!
We are really cold! Weʼre really freezing!
Endū́é dūłą̄́ dzesdlī! Endū́é, dūłą̄́ gūkḗnehten!
No, we are not cold! No, weʼre not freezing!
Aggie: Gesdlī-ām? Gekḗnēhten-am?
Are they cold? Are they freezing?
Maggie: Ham, gesdlī’!
Yes, they are cold!
Łā́néyéh gesdlī’!
They are really cold!
Endū́é dūłą̄́ gesdlī’.
No, they are not cold.
Aggie: Ténāhkón-ām?
Are you (2) hot?
Kids: Ham, tédzīhkón!
Yes, we (2) are hot!
Łā́néyéh tédzīhkón!
We (2) are really hot!
Endū́é dūłą̄́ tédzīhkón!
No, we (2) are not hot!
Aggie: Téngīhkón-ām?
Are they (3+) hot?
Maggie: Ham, téngīhkón!
Yes, they (3+) are hot!
Łā́néyéh téngīhkón!
They (3+) are really hot!
Endū́é dūłą̄́ téngīhkón!
No, they (3+) are not hot!
Yā dégeh’en-ā? Yā dêh’en-ā?
What are they doing? What are you (plural) doing?
Tūchō Mené’ tsʼį̄́’ gedēdéł. Tūchō Mené’ tsʼį̄́’dzedā’ás.
They (3+) are going to Frances Lake We (2) are going to Frances Lake.
Getsʼenī tsʼį̄́’ gedésdētl. Getsʼenī tsʼį̄́’ dzedés’āts.
They are visiting their relatives. We (2) are visiting their relatives.
Kéngī́hdél. Kédzī́hdél.
They are working. We (2) are working.
Géngedél Gédzedéł
They (3+) are walking around. We (2) are walking around.
Ledī́ gehbēts. Ledī́ dzehbēts.
They (2) are boiling tea. We (2) are boiling tea.
Sū́nētʼḗs gehtʼḗs. Sū́nētʼḗs dzehtʼḗs.
They (2) are baking bannock. We (2) are baking bannock.