Lessons #76-77: Making Tea – Part 1

Leda Jules: Pelly Banks dialect

 
Verbs: Want, boil, give contained liquid, hot, cold


Bob: Yā endān yénlīn-ā?
What-you drink-you want-information question?
Do you want anything to drink?
Sidney: Ledī́ neszen.
Tea I want.
I want some tea.
Bob: Ledī́ʼ síkʼādzī déstīn. Tī́hkónī ūslḗ sį̄́.
Tea-cool-I have. Warm-I will-do-maybe.
I have some cold tea. I’ll warm it up.
Sidney: Łedī́hī déntʼīn-am?
Sugar/honey-you have-infromation question?
Do you have any honey or sugar?
Łedī́hī yénéslīne.
Sugar-I want.
I would like some sugar.
Bob: Kólā tī́hkón.
Finally-it’s warm.
It’s warm now.
Ną́ʼ!
Here!
Here!
Sidney: Łā́né nétset.
Really-strong.
Wow! It’s really strong!
Bob: Ledī́ʼzís síkʼādé metah selāʼ.
Tea bag-still-in it-it is located.
I left the tea bags in it.
Sidney: Łā́néyéh nétset.
Really-strong.
It’s too strong.
Tūʼ enhbēts.
Water-you (plural) boil!
Boil some more water!
Bob: Ham.
Yes.
Okay
Sidney: Łedī́hī déstʼīn.
Cookies-I have.
I have some cookies.
Łedī́hī áhlādé yénlīn-am?
Cookies-some-you want-yes/no question?
Do you want any cookies?
Bob: Ham.
Yes.
Sure.
Kólā tūʼ tī́hkón ejā́ʼ.
Finally-water-hot-it happened.
The water’s hot now.
Tūʼ dzūdą̄́į̄.
Water-let’s drink.
Let’s drink some water.

 

Q1: Yā yenéhlīn-ā?
What do you (2) want?
A1: Ledī́ʼ gūyénką̄́.
Give us some tea.
A2: Tūʼ gūyénką̄́.
Give us some water.
Q2: Yā yénlīn-a?
What do you (1) want?
A3: Ledī́ʼ esyénką̄́.
Give me some tea.
Q3: Ledī́ʼ yénlīn-am?
Do you (1) want tea?
A4: Ham, Ledī́ʼ neszen.
Yes, I want tea.
A5: Endū́é ledī́ʼ dūłą̄́ yénéslīne.
No, I don’t like tea.
Q4: Dēsgū́h ledī́ʼ enhtsį̄h-ā?
How do you make tea?
A6: Kíhseh tūʼ enhbēts.
First boil the water.
Īyéh tūʼ tī́hkónī ledī́ʼ kah tenéntlʼī́t.
Then pour the hot water over the tea.
Tsēdéʼ sendāʼ.
Wait just a little while.
Īyéh ledī́ʼzís ténléh.
Then take the tea bag out.
Kólā etīe.
Then it’s ready.
Q5: Tū tī́hkón-am?
Is the water hot?
A7: Endū́é síkāde sedlī’.
No, it’s cold!
A8: Łā́néyéh tī́hkón!
It’s really hot!
S1: Ledī́’ sedlī’.
The tea is cold.
R1: Tī́hkóne enlē.
Warm it up!
R2: Ledī́’ sedlī’ yénéslīne.
I like cold tea.