Lesson #51: Washing Dishes – Part 1

Leda Jules: Pelly Banks dialect

Verbs- wash, dry, gather, bring
Perfective, imperfective, optative, future, transitive vs intransitive, reflexive

 


Lois: Ī łą̄́ łedī́h.
That was delicious.
Netsʼį̄́ʼ nûsdî tsʼáʼ enʼṓdzī́ dé.
I’ll help you wash the dishes.
Mary: Tsʼáʼ sejūléī.
We’ll clear the dishes.
Ī tlʼą̂ tsʼáʼ dzūʼṓdzī́ sį̄́.
Then we’ll wash them.
Lois: Ī kólā tsʼā́ʼ sejāslāʼ.
That’s all the dishes (cleared).
 Ī tsʼáʼ kólā sahʼṓdz-am?
Are those dishes clean?
Mary: Ī síkʼādé dūłą̄́ dzenahʼṓts.
Those havenʼt been washed.
Kū́hyigé metsīnlīʼ.
Just leave them there.
Lois: Tsáʼchō kískʼéh enʼṓdz-am?
Do you wash the pans last?
Mary: Ham, tsáʼ ełī́géʼ kíhseh enʼṓts.
Yes, wash one dish first.
Glasses kíhseh enʼṓts.
Start with the glasses.
Lois: Tsáʼchōʼ łā́néyéh tsʼáʼ eganī keh nístlōn.
There are lots of pans in the dish drainer.
Áhlādé ūsgánī́ sį̄́.
I’ll dry some.
Mary: Ną́ʼ didī tsʼáʼ echʼeléʼ.
Here’s the dish towel.
Tsʼáʼ seganī dé kū́hʼáné nénlé.
When they are dry, put them over there.
Lois: Dísdene tsʼáʼ kḗntʼēdé dzesʼṓts.
We have almost washed all the dishes.
Ī mekahdzetsedzī ūsʼṓdzī́ sį̄́.
I’ll clean the table.
Mary: Béde gūdûslḗ sį̄́.
I’ll put the food away.