Lesson #5: At the Craft Market

Leda Jules: Pelly Banks dialect

 

Third person (he/she) forms of perfective verbs

Kaila: Ī kē łā́néyéh sededī́h. Mā yéhtsīn-ā?
Those-moccasins-really-nice. Who-made them-information question?
Those are really nice moccasins! Who made them?
Linda: Ene Mida lā yéhtsīnī lā.
Auntie Mida-assert-she made them-assert.
Auntie Mida made them!
Łā́néyéh gūtīe nḗnehtsík.
Really-well-she sews.
She is very good at sewing!
Łā́néyéh kī́hłāʼ, īyéh wēdé nḗnehtsík.
She really works, then-always-she sews.
She works hard, she is always sewing.
Kaila: Ī lāchineʼtlʼūléʼ hį̄́, mā yehtsīn-ā?
These-bracelets-what about,-who-made them-information question?
What about these bracelets? Who made them?
Linda:  Ī kʼī Ene Mida yéhtsīn lā.
Those-also-Auntie-Mida-she made-assert.
Auntie Mida made those too.
Kaila: Łā́néyéh gwę̄́ł yénéslīne, didī łā́né meyénéslīne.
Really-bag-I want, -this-really-I want.
I really need a bag and I like this one.
Mā didī gwę̄́ł sehtsīn etʼā?
Who-this-bag-made-it is.
Who sewed this bag?
Linda: Aggie lā gwę̄́ł nénéhtsík lā. Senī kʼī łą̄́ meyéneslīne.
Aggie-assert-bag-she sewed-assert. Me-too-really-I like it.
Aggie sewed that bag.  I like that bag too.

 

Q1:Jody hį̄́ yā nénéhtség-ā?

What did Jody sew?
A1: Gōt nénehtsék.
She sewed a jacket.
Q2: Mā sū́nētʼḗs sehtʼa-ā?
Who cooked bannock?
A2: Sue
Sue.
Q3: Michael hį̄́ yā ētsḗd-ā?
What did Michael eat?
A3: Kḗntʼēdé kḗgūdḗstsḗt.
He ate everything.
Q4: Mā dzídze nêsbéʼ etʼā-ā?
Who picked berries?
A4: Edāde.
Older sister.
Q5: Yā dzídze nesbā́-ā?
What kind of berries did she pick?
A5: Ītlʼét.
Cranberries.
A6: Ītlét nésbéʼ.
She picked cranberries.
Q6: Max yā sehtʼa-ā?
What did Max cook?
A7: Kraft Dinner sehtʼe.
He cooked some Kraft Dinner.
Q7: Max yā sehtsīn-ā?
What did Max make?
A8: Tlį̄kǭ́ą̄ sehtsīn.
He made a dog house.
Q8: Mā łedī́hī kḗntʼēdé kḗdḗstsḗt etʼā-ā?
Who ate all the brownies?
A9: Louise kēyedéhtsḗt.
Louise ate them.
A10: Louise.
Louise.