Lesson #25: Dinner Party

Leda Jules: Pelly Banks dialect

 

ī-/ē- perfectives vs. s- perfectives

ī-/ē- perfectives e.g. eat, drink etc. s- perfectives cook, boil, make etc.
 


Mark: Sara, Daisy jahyegé łâyāl!
Sara,-Daisy-here-she arrived.
Sara, Daisy is here!
Daisy: Dūłą̄́ ekū́dé łédzedeʼā́s yéh gūdege sū́gū́dī́htʼeʼ.
Not-on time-we (2) arrive-and-for us-itʼs bad.
Iʼm sorry weʼre late.
Mark: Kolā etīe. Sṓʼāle estʼḗs lā.
Already-good.-Slowly-I cook-assert.
Itʼs fine. I was slow cooking.
Sara: Yē łînʼāl-ā?
What-you bring?
What did you bring?
Daisy: Dīh sestʼeʼ īyéh salad neslā́ʼ.
Chicken-I cooked-then-salad-I made.
I cooked some chicken and I made a salad.
Mark: Łā́néyéh łegūdī́h gḗtʼe’.
Really-tasty-it is like.
It looks delicious.
Sara: Tūzel sesbēts, īyéh kʼū́nts, tsāschōʼ, ī yéh kʼū́nts łedī́hī sestʼeʼ.
Soup-I boiled,-then-potatoes-carrots-that-then-potatoes-sweet-I cooked.
I boiled some soup, and I roasted some potatoes, carrots, and sweet potatoes.
Mark: Apple crisp nesláʼ lā senī.
Apple crisp-I made-assert-me.
I made apple crisp.
Sara: Yē endān yénlīn-ā?
What-you drink-you want?
What would you like to drink?
Daisy: Dzédzetūʼ yénéslīne, īyéh tūʼ kolā āsdān.
Berry water-I want,-then-water-already-I drank.
I would like some juice. I already drank some water.
Dzenḗs tēnīdzī łā́né néstlōnī ēssḗt.
Day-middle-really-lots-I ate.
I ate a lot for lunch.
Kolā sékʼādé dā́nā́sdān.
Already-still-Iʼm full.
Iʼm still full.

Q1: Īntsḗd-am?
Have you eaten?
A1: Kolā ēstsḗt
I already ate.
A2: Sékʼādé dūłą̄́ estsets.
I still havenʼt eaten.
Q2: Dzenḗs tēdį̄dzī yā īntsḗd-ā?
What did you eat for lunch?
A3: Tūzel ēstsḗt.
I ate some soup.
Q3: Mā dedī eyę̄́zéʼ sehbēdz-ā?
Who boiled these eggs?
A4: Gédḗnī zǭ́ze gīyéhbēts.
The girls boiled them.
Q4: Mā dedī yḗzéʼ sehtʼe-ā?
Who fried these eggs?
A5: Eskīe giyéhtʼeʼ.
The boys fried them.
Q5: Dḗhkʼeh dedī tlį̄kǭ́ą̄ géhtsīn-ā?
When did they make these dog houses?
A6: Tāchą̄ gīyéhtsīn.
They made them yesterday.
Q6: Rice Krispy squares dénéhtʼehā gehtʼe-ā?
How many Rice Krispy squares did they cook?
A7: Kolā dene kḗntʼēdé dege gehtʼéʼ.
They made enough for everyone.
Q7: Mā dedī dzédzetū́ʼ kḗntʼēdé kādáhdān-ā?
Who drank all the grape juice?
A8: Tsʼédāne kēgīyedáhdān.
The children drank it.
Q8: Tūʼ kḗntʼēdé kādī́ndān-am?
Did you (1) drink all the water?
A9: Kḗdḗsdān.
I drank it all.