Dictionary Entry [entry ID #240] (related entries)
sile'n • it became • verb (theme: (s)-liw/lin') [perfective, inanimate subject]
- se:le'n I became [perfective, 1sg subject]
- ts'isle'n he became [perfective, animate subject]
- nahsdile'n it became again, it happened again [perfective, inanimate subject]
- 'e'iliw (or 'e'ileh) it always becomes (something) [customary, inanimate subject]
- 'ileh-ne' you must become, turn into (something)! [imperative, light stem, 2sg subject]
- k'ite:t'aw-se:le'n I became a doctor
- wha'ut-ts'isle'n she became my wife
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he became (spoken by Verdena Parker)
- łah-xw ch'iwinge:s sile'n
it was as if something had scratched (the house) (spoken by Verdena Parker)
- łah-xw xontah ch'iwinge:s sile'n
it was as if something had scratched the house (spoken by Verdena Parker)
it became (spoken by Verdena Parker)
it came to be (spoken by Verdena Parker)
Examples from texts
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after awhile it's not working anymore, as for now, I purchased another one
small child starting to sit up, it started growing up a little bit, then it started walking
the sound became scary to her (came to be in a scary way to her)
then she got frightened, then
hayi miq'it-xw 'e'iliw-e: hayahujit miq'i-na:na'a'a' hayi-xw de:ch'in' hay 'a:niwho:n haya:ł, hay...
it (water) gets all over the top of it (the tablecloth), then he irons it, and that's what makes it so good
also cutting out dresses, she became a seamstress
she became a good seamstress, and then
do: ch'ilyo' sile'n hay na:mitł'a'-ding haya:ł ch'in 'e'n tin niwho:n-ne'in hayi de:-ch'in ta'na:n [ya:w] ya'iwhiwh miq'it-xw 'aht'in-ding
she never liked it no more, then it was no longer really good because he would suck up water (and spray it) all over the top
it has that on it, and then
for that reason, she wouldn't eat very much, and then I guess
that's the end of the story, after that she didn't work
the old people, some of them, they were getting elderly (couldn't travel any more) and then...
after a while, it became a canoe and then they learned how to row the boats.
after some time, they rested -- they lived temporarily in various places (as they travelled, during the winter).
And then some of them got older, quite old.
there as for me at that point [it was like] I woke up from a sleep [became conscious, as a young child]
and then, when I got a little bigger, they said [the old people]
I was getting high grades, some things I really learned well, like reading
and that's the way it happened, and after a short time went by
meq'it-dahwing'a' sile'n-mił ...
when it became late afternoon ...
when it got a little later in the afternoon I vomited blood
it got all over the floor
my guts felt like they were going to fall out. then they pulled me up to a sitting position
it's like they were made of cement or something, my legs
three times a day I eat the same thing and then I felt, it seemed like I was becoming weak.
I sat down there in the seat. After a while, I started to get sleepy, I drifted into sleep off and on, I'm about to go to sleep, it seemed like
all of a sudden he sort of jumped in there in the backseat where I was laying down
he's roughing me around, showing me how tough he is
mine:jixomil na'ndiy haya:l hay na'ndiy 'a:whił-ch'ide:n' whixa:na'te:ng'e'n sile'n 'a:whił-ch'iden' hay
after a while, he came back from the service, and he told me he had been looking for me, and he told me
"hayi-xwe wha'ut sile'n-te dungwho'-ch'ing' do:-xoling xwa'ut 'iliw dungwho'-ch'ing' do:-xoling me'de:din"
"you got to become my wife, you're not going to be somebody else's wife, nobody not going to want you"
for that reason, I never said nothing, after a while, I finally became his wife
six years passed, I had two girls
and I became pregnant four times
... that (baby) he killed. And then after that, again, I had a girl [Debbie]
and then after that, after a long time ...
so then he created the animals
haya:ł ch'iningyay ch'ixoniłte:n 'a'de:ne' "nin do'n yima:nek'iwungxoya:n hay-de:di miningxat'e:n' sile'n-te 'aht'ing-xw-'unt'e"
and then (the creator's helper) came, the creator brought him, and he (the creator) told him, "as for you, old man from across the sea, you will become the boss of everything here"
they became wild animals
he twisted his poor old arms until his hands were way up high (near his shoulders)
all of them they all spoke to one another
haya:ł ła:n nasya', diywho' hay ch'ixolchwe sile'n hay mich'ing-ding. haya:ł xowa:-yung-xiwidilik me:lah
there were a lot of them going around, so that's why they all became fairy tales. and then some of them had stories told about them
and so then they lived together that way, and then he watched after everything, he became the boss
and then in the middle of time, there were a lot of stories taking place
and then they said, "you've got to make room for the people are going to be around here"
"you will be become wild, some of you will become food"
"and then when morning comes, in the morning you will all wake up"
"you will become wild"
haya:ł hay ya'winta:n xoke' sile'n. hay mich'in-ding ch'ina:n xontehl-taw xoke' jahdah-ding do:-niwho:n
and then he picked it up, it became his tail, and for that reason, his tail isn't very pretty
and then he also became a wild animal, and after that, (the humans) were coming along ...
Then sometimes he makes it go faster, [and] it spins out in the sand.
Then [he said] "Step on it," and I just kind of stepped on it a little bit.
jahda: ch'ingkya:w na:d-e:-xw na:tł'a' na:ła'-q'i-ch'in' ye: no:'o:ltsil 'e'iliw haya:ł na:k'ide'iwis-te: ye: 'e'iliw haya:ł jahda:-din do: 'iwhyo' 'a:dił na'xołte: hayi-'e'n
...she's too big, it's like she leans over in the wrong way around the back [of the motorcycle], then it seems like it's going to fall over, and then I don't like to take her with me very much.
... on that side she sort of shifts her body in that direction. As for her, [the motorcycle] runs around in a good way with us.
diywho' nikya:w xehł-niyiłxe:-tah nohna:tse: ch'e:'inła:t me:tsah-xosin ya:'uxis-te:-ye: 'e'iliw haya:ł
... a big truck, when it passes us, that's bad, it feels like [the motorcycle] is going to start flying.
... it seems like the motorcycle is going to fly, ...
... and then it's like we play around in that good way, we just go around.