Lesson #26: Birthday

Stative (Neuter) Verbs, adjectives

Leda Jules: Pelly Banks dialect

 


Louise: George łā́néyéh medī́yâ gḗtʼeʼ.
George-really-heʼs sad-heʼs like.
George seems like he’s sad.
Jenny: Metʼīe kū́déstlʼīt lātʼā.
His strength-ran out-it is.
He’s just tired.
Tāchą̄ tedze video games yéh kénétąh.
Yesterday-night-video games-with-he played.
He was playing video games last night.
Louise: Sénéntʼīn gḗntʼeʼ.
You are happy-you are like.
You seem happy.
Yā kā dédū dzenḗs senéntʼīn-ā?
What-for-now-day-you are happy?
Why are you so happy today?
Jenny: Dédū dzenḗs my birthday lāgūhtʼā.
Now-day-my birthday-it is.
It’s my birthday today.
School kū́hyegé kʼī gūtīe gédesdīh.
School-there-also-well-Iʼm learning. (Is this verb doing or learning?)
I’ve been doing really well in school too.
Louise: Nehḗléʼ dzehkéł.
Your pack heavy.
Your pack is heavy.
Yā gūdéseʼān-ā?
What-located in there.
What do you have in there?
Jenny: Escomputer łą̄́ dzehkéł.
My computer-really-heavy.
My computer is really heavy.
Łáhtādé esmōmǎʼ īyéh esbōbǎ eyų̄ gūkḗdī́ my birthday dege.
Maybe-my mother-and-my father-and-a different one-theyʼll buy-my birthday-for.
I think my parents might get me a new one for my birthday.
Eyų̄ dzáhdṓne nedahʼą̄́ gīyedessį̄.
Another one-light-buy-I told them.
I told them I want a lighter one.

Q1: Bill tsʼį̄́ʼ denzān-am?
Are you angry at Bill?
A1: Sékʼādé dḗtsédle deszān.
I’m still a little angry.
Q2: Yā kā Bill tsʼį̄́ʼ denzān-ā?
Why were you angry with Bill?
A2: Espā́néʼ Karen tsʼį̄́’ dezān.
He was mean to my friend Karen.
S1: Łînyāl yéh sedzenéstʼīn.
We’re happy you came.
S2: Sṓgā kū́nlá gūts’į̄́’ łédā’ás dendī yéh.
Thank you for inviting us.
S3: Whitehorse tsʼį̄́ʼ gedēdélī yéh ségenét’īn.
They (3) are happy they’re going to Whitehorse.
S4: Whitehorse tsʼį̄́ʼ dzedāʼás yéh sédzenétīn.
We (2) are happy we’re going to Whitehorse.
S5: Chedīntę̄ł gḗntʼē.
You look sleepy.
R1: Kestsāts.
I feel lazy.
Q3: Yā kā Pete wḗdé debéd-ā?
Why is Pete always hungry?
A3: Łā́né neyeh.
He’s really growing.
Īyéh są̂ łā́néyéh etsets nā.
That must be why he’s eating so much.
Q4: Sendlī-am?
Are you cold?
A4: Łā́néyéh sesdlīʼ
I’m really cold.
Q5: Kḗgéntʼēdé segedlī-am?
Are you all cold?
A5: Kón dûskʼą̄́ sį̄́.
I’ll start a fire.
Q6: Kolā kedātsén segan-am?
Is the moose meat dry yet?
A6: Kolā segan gḗtʼe. Entsets!
I think it is dry enough. Eat!
S6: Eskēdenéhten
I’m freezing.
S7: Senīkʼī. Łā́néyéh gū́sdlīʼ.
Me too. It’s really cold.
C1: Esgāgáh sendāʼ
Sit beside me.
C2: Jahyegé sūsdā́ī.
I’ll sit right here.