1 (b) [0:00] [So] I went there. There were these people who were testing my voice
|nom 1sg||go 1sg aor P||there adv||impf exist||such pl adj||people pl||rel||dat 1sg clt||test 3pl pres I||voice sg m def|
2 (b) [0:05] with a thermo-fork ( = tuning fork), I think they call it.
|with||thermo.fork pl.t m||interr clt||acc m 3sg clt||say 3pl pres I|
3 (b) [0:06] Hm, probably a thermo-fork. So these people said, “Listen, fellow,
|yes||thermo-fork pl.t m||probably adv||and||nom m 3pl||call 3pl pres I||listen sg imv I||boy sg n|
4 (b) [0:12] you’re a country boy, so maybe you are feeling shy.”
|nom 2sg||2sg pres cop clt||from||province sg f def||and||can pres imprs||comp||acc 2sg clt||3sg pres cop clt||shame adv|
5 (b) [0:15] “Well,” I said, “I’m a bit confused, so I guess I’m feeling shy,” I said.
|call 1sg pres I||disc||confuse 1sg pres I||acc refl clt||shame adv||acc 1sg clt||3sg pres cop clt||interr||call 1sg pres I|
6 (b) [0:17] “But,” [they said], “we need the kind of voice you [have]. ”
|but||acc 1pl||acc 1pl clt||need 3sg pres I||such sg m adj||voice sg m||as conj||acc 2sg|
7 (b) [0:19] And then they told me to – to bray like a donkey. [One] said, “Take
|and||after adv||dat 1sg clt||say 3pl aor P||comp||comp||shout 1sg pres I||as||donkey n sg||call 3sg pres I||fut||gather 2sg pres P|
8 (b) [0:24] this much air into your lungs, and then [let it] all [out] just as if you’re braying
|such sg m adj||air sg m||in||chest pl f def||and||
||all.the.same adv||shout 2sg pres I|
9 (b) [0:28] [like a] donkey. You’re a country person, you know how a donkey brays.”
|donkey sg n||nom 2sg||2sg pres cop clt||village sg m adj||person sg m||know 2sg pres I||how interr||shout 3sg pres I||donkey sg n|
10 (b) [0:31] Well, I was – I was really very big. A hundred and three kilos
|disc||nom 1sg||and||1sg impf cop||truly adv||1sg impf cop||very adv||big m adj||hundred||and||three||kilogram ct m|
11 (b) [0:35] buff naked, I was – and I had [a big] voice. I had [strong] lungs.
|1sg impf cop||naked sg m adj||and||voice sg m||have 1sg impf I||chest pl f||have 1sg impf I|
12 (b) [0:38] I neither drank nor smoked, [so I had] a clean, pure voice.
|neither||drink 1sg impf I||neither||smoke 1sg impf I||clean sg m adj||voice sg m||adrs|
13 (b) [0:40] So when I let go and brayed like a donkey, [but] indoors, these – I was braying
|and||when conj||take 1sg aor P||when conj||acc refl clt||shout 1sg aor P||inside adv||like||donkey sg n||nom 3pl||nom 1sg||shout 1sg pres I|
14 (b) [0:43] like a donkey there in this hall – and these people who'd gathered,
|like||donkey sg n||there adv||hall sg f def||who pl rel adj||people pl||acc refl clt||3pl impf cop||gather pl L.part P|
15 (b) [0:45] men and women from the dance troupe, they are jumping so high.
|and||man pl m||and||woman pl f||from||dancer pl m def||nom 3pl||jump 3pl pres I||so.much adv||high adv|
16 (b) [0:49] And I thought to myself, I [may] be a fool
|and||nom 1sg||dat refl clt||think 1sg pres I||to||mind sg m def||call 1sg pres I||nom 1sg||1sg pres cop clt||deranged sg m adj|
17 (b) [0:50] to be braying to you [all] like a donkey, but these people
|because||dat 2pl clt||shout 1sg pres I||like||donkey sg n||but||and||nom 3pl|
18 (b) [0:52] who jump around [a lot] aren't very smart [either].
|neg||3pl pres cop clt||very adv||clever pl adj||rel||jump 3pl pres I|
19 (d) [0:53] [laughter]
20 (b) [0:55] Well, [already] the next day, they decided to release me
|and||and||to||other sg m def adj||day sg m||immediately adv||take 3pl pres I||decision sg n||comp||acc 1sg clt||release 3pl pres P|
21 (b) [0:59] from my [military] unit and send me to study, to go and study
|from||disc||division sg n||comp||acc 1sg clt||send 3pl pres P||comp||study 1sg pres I||comp||go 1sg pres P||comp||study 1sg pres I|
22 (b) [1:03] at some kind of music academy. They [wanted] to – to send me
|all.the.same adv||musical sg f adj||academy sg f||comp||comp||acc 1sg clt||send 3pl pres P||comp||study 1sg pres I||immediately adv|
23 (b) [1:06] right off to study in – in a school where they would teach me
|comp||study 1sg pres I||immediately adv||in||in||school sg n||comp||acc 1sg clt||teach 3pl pres I|
24 (b) [1:09] to become some sort of opera singer. And this man, the same one
|comp||become 1sg pres P||such sg m adj||opera sg m adj||singer sg m||and||this sg m adj||person sg m||same sg m def adj||and|
25 (b) [1:13] from Gradevo, he was, you know, from our area, and he was really
|from||Gradevo||3sg impf cop||because||3sg impf cop||our sg m adj||countryman sg m||and||3sg impf cop||very adv|
26 (b) [1:16] keen [on the idea]. “You’ll live in comfort the rest of your life,” [he said]
|eager.one sg m||entire sg m def adj||life sg m||fut||spend 2sg pres P||comfortably adv|
27 (b) [1:19] “and if you don’t do what I say now, if you don’t go off to study,
|and||if conj||neg||acc 1sg clt||listen 2sg pres P||now adv||comp||acc refl clt||study 2sg pres P|
28 (b) [1:20] then all your life you’ll be sorry.” And that’s what happened.
|entire sg m adj||life sg m||fut||suffer 2sg pres I||and||thus adv||dat refl clt||become 3sg aor P|
29 (b) [1:25] I didn't listen to the man. Well – [what can you do?]
|neg||acc m 3sg clt||listen 1sg aor I||person sg m def||but|