Lesson #28: Sharing Moose

Leda Jules: Pelly Banks dialect

 


Dave: Dénhtʼā?
How are you?
Ernie: Estīe. Sékʼādé gésdah.
Iʼm fine.-Still-I am walking around.
I’m fine. I’m still walking around.
Dave: Ną́ʼ etsén netsʼį̄́ʼ łâsʼą̄ł.
Here (handing)-meat-to you-I brought.
I bought you some meat. Here (handing).
Ernie: Łą̄́ sṓgá sénlā́ʼ!
Really-good-you made me
Thank you so much!
Dénhtʼā?
How are you doing?
Dave: Eschéné dedī́h kedātséne gésgeh yéh, kolā estīe.
My back-sore-moose meat-I pack-with,-finally-Iʼm good
My back is sore from carrying moose meat, but I’m fine.
Ernie: Dáhyegé kedā senʼū́nā?
Where-moose-you shot?
Where did you shoot the moose?
Dave: Ahdegé Tūchō gāgáh gésgehī, Big Eddy gīyéhdī kū́hyegé kedā sesʼū́n.
Upstream-Big Water (Frances River)-beside-I went by boat, Big Eddy they call it-up there-moose-I shot.
I went up the river. I shot it by Big Eddy.
Ernie: Tū kī́līnī gūtsʼį̄h dū́gūnehsā́d-am?
River-from-far-question?
Was it far from the river?
Dave: Endū́é, dūłą̄́ dū́gūnehsā́t.
No,-not-far.
Not that far.
Kedā kūgūsdehī łâgolī īyéh sesʼū́n.
Moose-I called-it arrived on all fours-then-I shot it.
I called it close to the river and then I shot it.

Q1: Dâhtʼā?
How are you (2)?
A1: Kolā edzetīe.
We’re both fine.
Q2: Dénâhtʼā?
How are you (3+)?
A2: Nédzétīe.
We’re all fine.
S1: Nehtsʼī́ʼ etsén łédzeʼą̄ł.
We (2) brought you some meat.
R1: Sṓgá sénahláʼ.
Thank you both.
S2: Nehtsʼį̄́ʼ etsén łédzēgēl.
We (3) brought you some meat.
R2: Sṓgá sénahláʼ.
Thank you all.
S3: Ītlʼét áhlādé entsʼį̄́ʼ łâską̄ł.
I brought you some cranberries (in a bowl).
R3: Sṓgá sénláʼ table kā nénką̄́.
Thank you. You can put them on the table.
Q3: Dâhtʼā?
How are you (2)?
A3: Gūchénéʼ dedī́h.
Our backs are sore.
Dechentah gūtsʼį̄h etsén łédzelēł.
We carried moose meat from way off the road.
Q4: Dénhtʼā?
How are you?
A4: Estīe nesjáʼ.
I’m feeling better.
Q5: Dâhtʼā?
How are you (2)?
A5: Gūtʼīe endū́é.
We (2) are tired.
 or We got tired out
Gūtʼīe endū́é ejáʼ.
A6: Dzededī́h.
We (2) are sick.
Łą̄́ dekos gūdéhhīn.
We (2) have bad colds.
Q6: Nechénéʼ détʼā?
How is your back?
A7: Kolā etīe.
It’s good.
A8: Dédū kolā etīe.
It’s good now.
A9: Dédū etīe ejáʼ.
It’s better now.