Lessons #88-89: Sharing Food 1

Leda Jules: Pelly Banks dialect

Verbs: give/pass, cut, tasty /sweet, want, pour, bring, sour
 


Charlie: Yā senht’e’-ā?
What-you cooked-information question?
What did you cook?
Alice: Dīhchō, smashed potatoes, salad yḗdé kḗneht’ēdé dzeht’e’.
Turkey, smashed potatoes, salad-also-everything-we cooked.
We cooked turkey, mashed potatoes, salad and everything.
Charlie: Łā́né etīe!
Really good!
Great!
Alice: Dīhchō tédent’ā́s!
Turkey-you cut up!
Cut up the turkey!
Charlie: Ham.
Yes.
Sure.
Alice: Kḗnéht’ēdé table ts’į̄́’ łédehdél!
Everyone-table-to-you (3+) come!
Everyone come to the table!
Minnie dene kḗnt’ēdé dege tū’ gūkénhtl’ī́t!
Minnie-people-all-for-water-you pour!
Minnie, pour water for everyone!
Dave, ītl’ét łédenką̄́!
Dave,-cranberries-you bring (in a container)!
Dave, bring the cranberries!
Minnie: Dīhchō esyénǹką̄́.
Turkey-you give me.
Pass me some turkey (on a plate).
Sṓgá sénlā́’.
Good-you make me.
Thanks.
Didī łą̄́ łedī́h.
This-really-tasty.
This is really tasty.
Dave: Potatoes łedī́hī esyénǹką̄́.
Potatoes-sweet-you give me.
Can I have some sweet potatoes?
Alice: Ną́’, didī ītl’ét neyéneskān.
Here,-these-cranberries-I give you.
Here, I’ll pass you the cranberries.
Ahdā́ Minnie yénǹką̄́.
Down-Minnie-you give.
Pass them down to Minnie.
Charlie yā yénlīn-ā?
Charlie-what-you want-information question?
Charlie, do you want anything?
Charlie: Salad esyénǹką̄.
Salad-you give me.
Pass me the salad.
Gravy senhtsīn-am?
Gravy-you made-yes/no question.
Did you make any gravy?
Alice: Stove kā deseskān lā.
Stove-on-I left it-assert.
I left it on the stove.
Charlie: Mekūsyā́’ī.
I’ll go get it.
I’ll go get it.
Mā gravy nezen-ā?
Who-gravy-wants?
Who wants gravy?
Minnie: Sinī!
Me!
I do!
Dave: Didī ītl’ét désts’ī’.
These-cranberries-sour.
These cranberries are sour.
Alice: Łedī́hī esdah’ūgēts’et.
Sugar-I forgot.
Oh! I forgot the sugar.
Łedī́hī meténką̄́.
Sugar-you put in.
Put some sugar in them (with a cup).
Łedī́hī meténts’ī́t.
Sugar you put in them.
Put some sugar in them (by handfuls).
Dave: Dénéht’ē ténūsts’ī́de dūłą̄́ meyḗsdī́h.
How many-I put in (by handfuls)-not-I know.
I don’t know how much to use.
Dénéht’e ténūską̄́ dūłą̄́ meyḗsdī́h.
How many-I put in (by cupfuls)-not-I know.
I don’t know how much to use.
Alice: Sinī kḗslēsī.
Me-I’ll do like.
I’ll do it.
Kolā etīe.
Finally good.
There, it’s good now.