Lessons #49-50: How To

Leda Jules: Pelly Banks dialect

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Bill: Áhlādéʼ tses łédūst’ā́dzī īyéh kǭ́ą̄ yū́dūsléī.
Some-firewood-I will cut-then-house-Iʼll bring in
I’m going to cut some firewood and then I’ll bring it in.
Sue: Áhlādeʼ tūzel ūsléī īyéh tsū́nětʼḗs ūstʼḗzī.
Some-soup-Iʼll make-then-bannock-Iʼll cook
I’ll make some soup, then I’ll bake some bannock.
Bill: Dēsgū́h tsū́nětʼḗs entsį̄h-ā?
How-bannock-you make-information question
How do you make bannock?
Sue: Kíseh tsū́něʼ łēngis īyéh baking powder ētl yéh tenéntl’ī́t metah.
First-bannock-you mix-then-baking powder-salt-with-you spill in-among it
First mix the flour and baking powder and salt.
Īyéh eyę́ʼ metah enléʼ.
Then-lard or oil-among it-you do
Then add some oil or lard.
Áhlādéʼ tū metah enléʼ.
Some-water-among it-you do
Then add a little water.
Bill: Dēsgū́h entsū́nětʼḗs enhtʼḗz-ā?
How-your bannock-you cook-information question
How do you cook your bannock?
Sue: Eyę́ʼ yéh sestʼeʼ
I fry it in some oil.
Bill: Tsū́nětʼḗs eslē łā́néyéh degōch.
Bannock-I make-really-hard
When I make bannock it turns out hard.
Sue: Łáhtādéʼ łā́néyéh mełēngis yéh są̂tʼē nā.
Maybe-really-you mix-and-it must be-right
You probably mix it too much.
Dūłą̄́ tūʼ nístlōnī metah enleh!
Not-water-lots-among it-you do
Don’t use too much water!
Bill: Dūłą̄́ hāde mełēsgísī́ sį̄́.
Not-too much-then-I mix-maybe
I’ll try not to mix it too much.
C1: Kāghayéʼ kā metʼų̄dzé’ kínlé īyéh łegenchʼīl.
Peel the bark off the root and then split it in two.
C2: Kʼī ts’į̄h met’ūdzé’ łént’ā́sʼ kéntʼā́s īyéh gwę̄́ł tʼā́t gūdénlé łáhtādé tū yige tenénlé.
Cut the bark off the birch tree and then put it in a bag or under water.
C3: Gūdzį̄hzís kéntʼā́s īyéh ehtlʼūł enleh bēs yéh.
Clean the hair off the caribou hide and then cut it into babiche with a knife.
C4: Entsédentʼą̄́ʼ īyéh nentlʼų̄́ʼ.
Wake up and get dressed.
C5: Kón nenhtsūzī yéh shentę̄́.
Turn off the lights and go to sleep.
C6: Ekūē gū́nléī potatoes gūdénʼą̄́ īyéh gūtlʼís megeyéntlʼīt.
Make a hole, put in a potato and then cover it with dirt.
C7: Tsʼáʼ yēndeh īyéh enhgan.
Wash and dry the dishes.
Q1: Dēsgū́h kedāzís dénhtsū-ā?
How do you smoke a moose hide?
A1: Kíhseh egháʼ ezís tsʼį̄h kéntʼā́s.
First cut the hair off the hide.
Īyéh metsén kéntʼā́s.
And then take off the flesh.
Īyéh ezís enzoy.
Then scrape the hide.
Etsī́hą́ʼ tūʼ elīnī tah tenenhtsūs.
Put it in brain water.
Tsētę́ł yéh enzoy.
Then soften it with a tsētę̄ł.
Q2: Dēsgū́h kʼītų̄dzéʼ yéh basket enla-ā?
How do you make a birch bark basket?
Tsʼū kagháyéʼ kéngēt.
Dig some spruce roots.
Tsʼū kagháyéʼ kénch’il.
Dig some spruce roots (with a digging stick).
Īyéh kʼītʼūdzéʼ kéntʼā́s.
And then cut some birch bark.
Tsʼū kagháyéʼ tsʼį̄h metʼūdzéʼ gḗdenchʼil.
Peel the bark off the spruce roots.
Tsʼū kagháyéʼtʼūdzéʼ kedent’ā́s.
Cut the bark off the spruce roots
Iyéh łegenchʼīl.
And then split them.
Kʼū́k kā mezį̄́gīʼ gū́nleh.
Make a paper pattern.
Īyéh kʼītʼūdzéʼ kā kḗgū́nleh.
Then trace that on the birch bark.
Iyéh k’īt’ūdzé’ kā gūdengits.
Then trace that on the birchbark.
K’ītʼū́dzéʼ tī́hkón enlē tlʼą̂ genenghot.
Warm the bark and bend it.
Īyéh kʼītʼū́dzéʼ kah mesūgūjān gū́nleh.
Make hole in the birch bark
Īyéh tsʼūkagháyéʼ yéh nénentsík.
Then sew the basket together with the roots.