Lessons 72-73: Sewing Regalia – Part 1

Leda Jules: Pelly Banks dialect

 
Stative verbs (neuter verbs) tight, small, loose, etc.

 


Rose: Dídū dzenḗs yā dédzedēlī́lā?
This-day-what-we will do?
What are we going to do today?
Ann: Dídū ts’ídāne dege nḗdzedenētsélī, didī school ts’į̄h emé’ gejā́ déʼ dege īyéh Dene k’éh négūdzedūdéhī dege k’ī.
Now-children-for-we will sew, this-school-from-no-they happen-for then-Kaska-way-we will talk-for-also
We will sew regalia for this yearʼs grads and talk Kaska too.
Rose: Ham, kólā gūtīe ūlḗ sį̄́.
Yes,-finally-good-it will be-maybe
Ok! That will be good!
Ts’ídāne dege nḗnestségī łā́néyéh esdege gūtīe wḗdé.
Children-for-I sew-really-for me-it’s good-always
I always really enjoy sewing for grads!
Dídū ts’ídāne dénéht’éhī school ts’į̄h emé’ gedēdī́lā?
Now-children-how many-school-from
How many students are graduating this year?
Ann: Schoolchō’ gūts’į̄h eskīe łṓlā́’ gelīnī īyéh gédḗnīzǭ́ze łṓlā́ gādegé ełī́gé emé’ gedēdī́l.
Big school-from-boys-five-they are-then-girls-five-further-one-no-they will be
There are 6 girls and 5 boys graduating in the secondary school.
Schoolzǭ́ze gūts’į̄́h gédḗnīzǭ́ze łṓlā gādigé łī́gedēt’ē gelīnī īyéh eskīe łā́nt’ē gelīnī emé’ gedēdī́l.
Little school-from-girls-five-further-two-they are-then boys-four-they are-not they will be
 And 7 girls and 4 boys are graduating in the elementary school.
Ī meyéh nḗdzenehtségī dege kḗnt’ēdé nedzedelā.
That for-we will sew-all-we bought
We bought all the material for sewing.
Kristal school ts’į̄́’ dáhyā ts’ídāne dā́ngédáhchō dege īyéh nḗgenūtségī dege.
Kristal-school-to-she went-children-how big they are-for-they will sew-for.
And Kristal went to the schools and measured each of them.
Gédḗnīzǭ́ze dege ēch nḗdzenūtségī īyéh eskīe dege gōt k’ódé īyéh ēch k’ī.
Girls-for-dresses/blouses-we will sew-then-boys-for-coats-short-then-shirts-also
We will make dresses, and blouses for the girls and vests and shirts for the boys.
Rose: Ēch dege k’ū́k dḗht’īn-am?
Shirts/blouses/dresses-for-paper [pattern]-you plural have-question
Are you using any patterns for those?
Ann: Ham, ēch dege k’ū́k hayeh kísk’éh ts’į̄h dzedéht’īn.
Yes-shirts/blouses/dresses-for-paper [pattern]-winter [year]-last previous-we had
Yes, we had a few patterns from last year.
Áhlāde gédḗnī dests’į̄h k’ū́k gedet’īn.
Some-girls-from themselves-paper [pattern] they have.
But a few of the girls came up with their own ideas.
Dédū eyų̄ dūłą̄́ meyéh nḗdzenūtségī, īyéh nēdzenūtségī sį̄́.
Now-something different-not-with it-we will sew-maybe-then-we will sew-maybe
So we will try to sew something different that we haven’t sewed before.
Rose: Mā nḗgenūtségī́ ts’į̄́’ łégedēlā?
Who-sewing-to-they will be coming?
Who is coming to sew?
Mā kegeyūhdį̂ są̂?
Who-they will teach-must be?
Who will be teaching?
Ann: Łṓlā́ gādigé tādet’ē nḗdzedenētsél nessen.
Five-further-three-we will sew-I think
I think there will be about eight of us sewing.
Leda Dene k’éh gūts’į̄́’ gūdēdél, kūgūhdį̄́ sį̄́.
Leda-Kaska-way-to-she will speak-she will teach maybe
Leda will be speaking and teaching Kaska.
Rose: Margaret łédāyāl-am?
Margaret-she will come-question
Is Margaret coming?
Ann: Dūłą̄́ meyḗsdī́h.
Not-I know.
I am not sure.
Dūłą̄́ phone yéh mets’į̄́’ gūdesdéh.
Not-phone-with-to her-I speak
I forgot to phone her.
Megā́nhtānī dé’ kḗyūndī́ dé’.
You see her-then-you say like that to her-then
Can you let her know?
Dene kḗnt’ēdī dege nḗdzūht’ḗzī́ sį̄́.
People-all-for-we will cook-maybe
We will have lunch for everyone.
Rose: Ham, gets’į̄́’ gūdūsdḗ sį̄́ phone yéh, meyḗgūdī́hī dege.
Yes-to them-I will speak-maybe-phone-with-they will know-for
Sure, I will phone them, just to make sure they know about it.
Ann: Kólā łą̄́ gūtīe ūlḗ sį̄́.
Finally-really-good-it will be-maybe.
That will be great!
Łā́né sṓgá sénlā́’ gūts’į̄́’ nendī yéh, Rose!
Really-good-your made me-to us-you help-with, Rose!
Thank you so much, thank you for your help Rose!