Lesson #36: Simpson Lake

Leda Jules: Pelly Banks dialect

“going around” (perambulative verbs)
 


Jeff: Tsēzūl Menéʼ tsʼį̄́ʼ dzedūʼā́zī. Tsēzūl Menéʼ tsʼį̄́ʼ dzedūdḗlī.
Colourful rocks-Lake-to-letʼs (2) go Colourful rocks-Lake-to-letʼs (3) go
Letʼs (2) go to Simpson Lake. Letʼs (3+) go to Simpson Lake.
Bōt yéh gíndzūʼṓlī īyéh gíndzūbehī.
Boat-with-we might boat around-then-we might swim
We can boat around and go swimming.
Mary: Gûsdahī neszen īyéh dzídze kēdūsʼį̄́hī dege.
I will walk around-I want-then-berries-Iʼll look for-for
I want to walk around and look for berries.
Jeff: Tachą̄ Mike yéh truck yéh gídzetlʼeh.
Yesterday-Mike-with-we were driving around
I was driving around with Mike yesterday.
Dzídze kēdzedeʼį̄́h ghṓlī́ dūłą̄́ nístlōn.
Berries-we looked for-but-not-many
We looked for berries, but there weren’t many.
Mary: Tsēzūl Menéʼ kū́hdigé dzídze łą̄́ nístlōn, Mida éhdī.
Colourful rocks-Lake-up there-berries-lots,-Mida-said
Mida said that there are a lot of berries up by Simpson Lake.
Saʼǎ nī́ gādākʼānī kū́hyigé gídzetʼás.
Long ago-ground-burned-there-we walk around
We can walk around in that old burn.
Jeff: Łáhtādé kedā gā́dzenūhtą̄́.
Sometimes-moose-we will see
Maybe we’ll see a moose.
Saʼǎ gíndzekehī tājūe gíbeh gā́dzenahtān.
Long ago-we were boating around-yearling moose-swims-we see
A long time ago when we went boating around we saw a yearling moose swimming.
Gūtsʼį̄́dé ēbel.
Towards us-it was swimming
It was swimming right towards us.
Mary: Dōmǎʼ dege medī́yâ są̂tʼē.
Its mother-for-it is lonely-must be
It must have been lonesome for its mom.
Q1: Gíbeh yénélīn-am?
Does she like to swim?
A1: Łā́néyéh gíbeh yénélīn.
She really likes to swim.
A2: Łā́néyéh meyénélīn.
She really likes it.
S1: Gíndzūbéhī! Gídzūbéhī!
Let’s (3+) swim around. Letʼs (2) swim around!
 Łą̄́ tū́gī́hkón!
It’s really hot!
S2: Gíndzūbéhī!
Let’s (3+) swim around!
S3: Gíndzūʼṓlī!
Letʼs  (3+) swim around!
S4: Ham, Gíndzūbéhī!
Sure, let’s (3+) swim around!
S4: Ham, Gíndzūʼṓlī!
Sure, let’s (3+) swim around!
S5: Nā́né gídzūbehī. Dūłą̄́ dégūnesā́t.
Let’s swim across (the pool). It’s not far.
S6: Ham, kolā dzedūʼā́zī.
Okay, let’s (2) go.
Q2: Kedā gūtīe gíbeh-am?
Can moose swim well?
A3: Łą̄́ gūtīe gíngebeh.
They swim well.
Tū yige béde kah tengegoch.
They even go under water to get food.
Q3: Yā dénehʼen-ā?
What were you (3+) doing?
A4: Gíndzeʼṓł.
We (3+) were boating around.
Q4: Whitehorse tsʼį̄́ʼ dâhʼādz-am?
Did you go to Whitehorse?
A5: Town kū́hyigé gídzetlʼeh. Tom kū́hyigé gídzeyis.
We (2) were driving around town. We were (3+) driving around town.
Q5: Pat dā́nededah dédeyahī?
Where is Pat going when he’s here?
A6: Kāwūdáhchōdé jahyigé gídah.
He’s going to go all over.
S7: Tsēzūl Menéʼ kū́hyigé gídzetás.
We (2) walked around by Simpson Lake.
S8: Menmā méndzedetʼás.
We (2) are walking around by the lake.
S9: Tsēzūl Menéʼ kū́hyigé gédzūtʼásī.
Let’s walk around by Simpson Lake.
S10: Tsēzūl Menéʼ kū́hyigé gídzedātʼás.
We are going to walk around by Simpson Lake.