Lessons #10-11: What Did You Do This Summer?

Leda Jules: Pelly Banks dialect

 

Perfective (past tense) verbs, yes-no questions


Linda: Dídū ebéh yā dénh’en-ā?
This-summer-what-you did?
What did you do this summer?
Susan: Dzídze nēsbé’.
Berries-I picked.
I picked berries.
Dzídze nīnbé’-am?
Berries-you picked-question?
Did you pick berries?
Linda: Tahkádlé nétsį̄dlī nēsbé’.
Raspberries-small amount-I picked.
I picked a few raspberries.
Susan: Ninī hį̄́?
You-what about?
What about you?
Yā dénh’enā?
What-you did?
What did you do?
Linda: Tūchō Mené’ ts’į̄́’ dā́syā’.
Frances Lake-to-I went.
I went to Frances Lake.
Dídū ebéh yā dénh’enā?
This-summer-what-you did?
What did you do this summer? [to another student]
Kalem: Bike yéh gístl’eh.
bike-with-I rode around
I rode around on my bike.
Ninī hį̄́?
You-what about?
What about you?
Jimmy: Tsēzūl Mené’ łūge kah edesch’ą̄́sh.
Simpson Lake-fish-for-I fished.
I went fishing at Simpson Lake.
Ninī hį̄́?
You-what about?
What about you?
Echo: Kathy’s Kitchen kū́hyigé kī́slā’.
Kathy’s Kitchen-there-I worked.
Ninī hį̄́?
You-what about?
What about you?
Pat: Dūłą̄́ yēdī dísle.
Not-anything-I did.
I didn’t do anything.
Kíssāts yéh.
Lazy and.
I was lazy.
Tēdį̄dzī sā ts’į̄́’ shestīn, wḗdé.
Middle sun-to-I slept-all the time.
I slept in all the time.

Dzídze nêsbé’.I picked berries.

Dzídze nînbé’ You picked berries.
Dzídze nînbé’-am? Did you pick berries?
Tūchō Mené’ ts’į̄́’ gísdah. I went to Frances Lake.
Tūchō Mené’ ts’į̄́’ gíndah. You went to Frances Lake.
Tūchō Mené’ ts’į̄́’ gíndah-am? Did you go to Frances Lake?
Bike yéh gístl’eh. I biked around.
Bike yéh gíntl’eh. You biked around.
Bike yéh gíntl’eh-am? Did you bike around?
Łūge kah edesch’ą̄́sh. I went fishing.
Łūge kah edench’ą̄́sh. You went fishing.
Łūge kah edench’ā́z-am? Did you go fishing?
Kī́słā’. I worked.
Kī́nłā’. You worked.
Kī́nłā’-am? Did you work?
Kístsā́ts. I’m lazy.
Kíntsā́ts You are lazy
Kíntsādz-am? Are you lazy?
Shēstę́’. I slept.
Shīntę́’ You slept.
Shīntę́’-am? Did you sleep?

Nīnbé’You picked (berries).

Dzịdze nīnbé-am? Did you pick berries?
Īndān. You drank.
Īndān-am? Did you drink?
Īntsḗt You ate.
Īntsḗd-am Did you eat?
Senht’é’ You cooked.
Senht’é’-am Did you cook?
Ts’á’ senh’óts lî. You washed the dishes.
Ts’á’ senh’ódz-am? Did you wash the dishes?