Gela 2

1 (b) [0:00]      Women [these days] are [so] fragile.

nom 3pl
3pl pres cop clt
weak pl adj now adv woman pl f def prox

2 (a) [0:02]      Look, earlier on [people] used to eat coarse food. But people were healthier.

see sg imv P other.time adv eat 3pl impf I coarse sg f adj food sg f but 3pl impf cop more strong pl adj people sg m def people pl def med

3 (b) [0:07]      But now sweets and other [stuff], and there’s no old-time sturdy people

but now adv sweets sg m def more other pl adj
and
and
pres neg exist other.time sg m adj person sg m sturdy sg m adj

4 (a) [0:13]      [no] healthy [ones] like then. What I lived through – when he was

and
healthy sg m adj such sg m dist adj
disc
nom 1sg what sg n rel
1sg pres aux clt
undergo sg f L.part P nom m 3sg go 3sg pres I

5 (a) [0:18]      four years in the reserves, and I with the children – you have to stick the kid

four year pl f reserve sg m
and
nom 1sg with
child pl n
comp
acc n 3sg clt
shoulder 2sg pres I child sg n def dist

6 (a) [0:22]      on your back in a cradle in order to go out to reap.

on
back sg m def dist
with
cradle sg f
comp
go 2sg pres P
comp
reap 2sg pres P

7 (a) [0:25]      You take up a sickle, you bend down to reap, the sun is sizzling

take 2sg pres P sickle sg m def
comp
acc refl clt
bend 2sg pres I
comp
reap 2sg pres P sun sg n def med heat 3sg pres I

8 (a) [0:27]      but you reap. No [other] way, you have to get started.

but
fut
reap 2sg pres P
dat refl clt
pres neg exist how interr must pres imprs
comp
begin 2sg pres P

9 (a) [0:31]      You did everything. You’ll take up the wooden plow and go out to plow.

everything sg n adj
acc refl clt
3sg pres aux clt
do sg n L.part I
fut
shoulder 2sg pres P plow sg n
fut
go 2sg pres P
comp
plow 2sg pres I

10 (a) [0:35]      But now they can’t – now [a woman] can’t carry a child

but now adv now adv
neg
can 3sg pres I
comp
disc
neg
can 3sg pres I child sg n def dist
comp
acc refl clt
carry 3sg pres I

11 (a) [0:38]      on her chest, but rather gives the child to her husband to carry,

to
chest pl f then med adv
acc n 3sg clt
give 3sg pres I
to
husband sg m def dist
comp
carry 3sg pres I child sg n def dist

12 (a) [0:40]      my son, because she can’t carry it, she’s weak.

son sg m
because
neg
can 3sg pres I disc
comp
acc n 3sg clt
carry 3sg pres I disc weak sg n adj

13 (a) [0:43]      And everything [now] is poverty, [people] go around bare and freeze.

but everything sg n adj
from
nakedness sg f go 3pl pres I naked pl m freeze 3pl pres P

14 (a) [0:46]      But then, [people] were dressed, everyone [was] dressed [sufficiently]. And there it is.

but other.time adv dress sg n P.part P everything sg n adj dress sg n P.part P
and
this sg n med adj
3sg pres cop clt

15 (TD)       What did you use to wrap babies up with?

with
what sg n interr
acc 3pl clt
wrap 2pl impf I baby pl n def

16 (a) [0:59]      [We used] a big woolen swaddling cloth, a big “diaper”

with
woolen sg f adj diaper sg f big sg f adj
and
disc
big sg f adj diaper sg f
and

17 (a) [1:05]      woven from wool – [It was] woolen, and each one sewn up

from
wool sg f weave sg f P.part P woolen sg f
and
and
sew sg f P.part P with
each sg f adj

18 (a) [1:09]      with cords, and when you wrap the child up in this woolen swaddling,

with
cord sg m
and
child sg n def dist
when inter.rel
acc n 3sg clt
wrap 2sg pres P
with
wrapping pl m woolen pl m adj

19 (a) [1:12]      when you wrap him he sits straight because of the swaddling,

when inter.rel
acc n 3sg clt
wrap 2sg pres P because
in
diaper pl f
and
sit 3sg pres I straight sg n adj

20 (a) [1:15]      the belt and pants. See, it props him up, [the way it's]

what sg n rel
3sg pres cop clt
belt sg m def
and
pants pl f def med
[ … ]
ost
acc n 3sg clt
support 3sg pres I

21 (a) [1:17]      lined by the cords like that. But [kids] now are soft. [The minute] it’s born,

with
cord pl m line sg n P.part P
and
such sg n med adj but now adv soft pl adj
3pl pres cop clt
bear 3sg pres P
acc refl clt

22 (a) [1:22]      they put it into rugs. And that’s how children are now. Hah.

and
acc n 3sg clt
put 3pl pres P
in
rug pl m there adv
and
child pl n def dist
dat refl clt
3pl pres cop clt
such pl dist adj excl

23 (b) [1:29]      Children are soft, soft, [because] of soft wrappings.

and
child pl n def dist
3pl pres cop clt
such pl dist adj soft pl adj soft pl adj diaper pl f soft sg n adj

24 (a) [1:37]      [It’s] different in the heat – whatever you make,

other sg n adj
in
heat sg f def dist what sg n rel dist
dat refl clt
create 2sg pres P

25 (a) [1:41]      Whatever you’ve managed and produced –

what sg n rel med dat refl clt
2sg pres aux clt
fix sg m L.part P
2sg pres aux clt
produce sg n L.part P

26 (a) [1:43]      Lentils, beans, fava beans, peas, those sort of things like – and wheat.

lentils sg f beans sg m beans sg m peas sg m such pl dist adj thing pl f what sg n rel dist
and
wheat sg f

27 (b) [1:50]      Rye bread – dark [bread].

rye sg m adj bread sg m black sg m adj

28 (a) [1:52]      Dark bread, white cheese made in skin bags. When you cut off

black sg m adj bread sg m white.cheese sg n
in
skin.bag pl m make sg n L.part P but
when inter.rel
cut 2sg pres P

29 (a) [1:56]      a slice of rye bread and heat it up with this white cheese,

rye sg m adj bread sg m slice sg f
and
acc m 3sg clt
heat 2sg pres P
and
with
thus dist adv white.cheese sg n

30 (a) [1:58]      it was so nice. But now not even a single tablecloth.

what.sort sg m adj
3sg impf cop
nice sg m adj
but
now adv pres neg exist tablecloth pl m pres neg exist

31 (b) [2:02]      Mm.

bkch

32 (a) [2:03]      Everything was different. There wasn’t any rice. But you’d make

everything sg n def dist adj
3sg impf cop
more other sg n adj
and
rice sg m impf neg exist
but
fut
fut dat refl clt create 2sg pres P

33 (a) [2:09]      from wheat – there was – they used to make – they called it a handmill,

from
wheat sg f def dist
and
impf exist
and
acc n 3sg clt
make 3pl impf I call 3pl impf I
acc n 3sg clt
gruel sg f

34 (a) [2:13]      and it works like a mill. You rotate it, and you make

acc refl clt
get.out 3pl pres P
from
mill sg f thus adv already adv
and
rotate 3pl pres I
and
dat refl clt
create 2sg pres P

35 (a) [2:16]      this sort of gruel, and they ate it in place of rice. Such coarse food,

such sg f dist adj bulghur sg f
for
rice sg m
in
place sg n eat 3pl impf I such pl dist adj coarse pl adj food pl f

36 (a) [2:22]      but the people were healthy. You’ll cook up corn flour – we called it polenta.

but
3sg impf cop
healthy sg m adj
hes
folk sg m def corn sg n adj flour sg n
fut
cook 2sg pres P call 1pl impf I
acc n 3sg clt
polenta sg m

37 (a) [2:28]      You’ll take so many chunks and lay them out. Back then there weren’t tables,

excl
fut
extract 2sg pres P so.much pl med adj chunk pl m arrange 3pl pres P then med adv impf neg exist table sg f

38 (a) [2:31]      but rather a low “sofra”. You put it on the “sofra” and then you take out

and
table sg f
and
acc n 3sg clt
put 2sg pres I
on
low.table sg f def dist
and
and
then med adv extract 2sg pres P

39 (a) [2:35]      peppers from the barrel of brine. and it was nice. One ate well,

pepper pl f pepper pl f
from
barrel sg f brine sg f
and
nice sg n adj be sg n L.part eat sg n L.part I
acc refl clt

40 (a) [2:41]      and people were more – more healthy. But now they give –

and
more more healthy sg m adj
3sg impf cop
people sg m def but now adv now adv
comp
dat m 3sg clt
give 3pl pres P

41 (b) [2:45]      That food you give now to people today – they won’t eat it.

now adv that sg f dist adj food sg f
comp
acc f 3sg clt
give 2sg pres P
to
today sg m def prox adj folk sg m fut neg
comp
eat 3sg pres I

42 (a) [2:48]      They won’t [find] any taste in it. But back then they ate, and it was good.

fut neg
comp
acc n 3sg clt
taste 3sg pres P that sg n dist adj
but
then dist adv
acc m 3sg clt
eat 3pl impf I
and
nice sg n adj be sg n L.part

43 (a) [2:51]      But now you lick a bit, they put all this sugar in, and other things,

but now adv lick 2sg pres P little adv put 3pl pres I
and
sweet sg n adj such pl dist adj
from
one sg n adj other sg n adj

44 (a) [2:56]      And you don’t feel like eating. You don’t have [unintelligible]

and
dat 2sg clt
acc refl clt
3sg pres aux clt
neg eat sg n L.part I
because
not.have 2sg pres I 2sg pres aux clt

45 (TD)       Um hm.

bkch

46 (a) [3:02]      but back then there weren’t such sweet things. We set out for Shiroka Lŭka

and
then med adv impf neg exist such pl med adj sweets pl m depart 1pl pres P
to
Shiroka.Lŭka

47 (a) [3:07]      (our mother) – You’ll set out today and go to Shiroka Lǔka,

mother f sg
dat 1pl clt
fut
set.out 2sg pres P today adv
fut
go 2sg pres P
to
Shiroka.Lŭka

48 (a) [3:09]      you’ll cut some bread and you’ll take that bread back with you

and
fut
dat refl clt
cut 2sg pres P bread sg m
from
this sg m med adj bread sg m
and
fut
acc m 3sg clt
carry 2sg pres P

49 (a) [3:12]      to the village, and when you come back you say to the child –

to
village sg n
and
when inter.rel
acc refl clt
return 2sg pres P
and
call 2sg pres I
to
child sg n def dist

50 (a) [3:15]      and the child says, “What did you bring me, Mama?”

and
nom sg n call 3sg pres I
what sg n interr
dat 1sg clt
2sg pres aux clt
bring sg f L.part P mother voc sg f

51 (a) [3:17]      and you say “Here, have some of the “priest’s bread”,

hort hort
from
priest sg m def adj bread sg m

52 (b) [3:19]      [laughter]

53 (a) [3:19]      because it is supposed to be tasty, and the child took the bread.

because
be sg m L.part tasty sg m adj
and
nom sg n
dat refl clt
acc m 3sg clt
take.out sg n L.part P bread sg m def dist

54 (a) [3:21]      You give it to him and the child eats it, and it’s tasty

and
and
dat m 3sg clt
give 2sg pres P
and
nom sg n eat 3sg pres I
and
because tasty sg m adj

55 (a) [3:23]      because it’s supposedly from the “priest’s bread” [laughter].

because be sg m L.part
from
priest sg m def adj

56 (b) [3:24]      [laughter]

57 (a) [3:27]      Hah! Look at the world, going along like this,

excl
and
see sg imv P how interr world sg m def dist
ost
acc m 3sg clt
walk 3sg pres I walk 3sg pres I

58 (a) [3:29]      and look how it’s [completely] messed up.

and
what sg n interr
acc refl clt
turn.over 3sg aor P

59 (TD)       [That’s] right.

true adv

60 (b) [3:33]      Ah, the world is running things. It spins and spins and spins and spins,

disc
world sg m def prox
dat refl clt
crown 3sg pres I thus prox adv
acc refl clt
spin 3sg spin 3sg spin 3sg spin 3sg

61 (b) [3:40]      and now it’s all spun around to this. And to this –

now adv
acc refl clt
spin sg n L.part P come sg n L.part P this sg n prox adj
and
to
this sg n prox adj

62 (a) [3:43]      Who knows what’s coming next.

who sg m interr
know 3sg pres I
again adv what sg n interr
fut
come 3sg pres P

63 (b) [3:44]      Well, something else will come.

other sg n adj
fut
come 3sg pres P again adv

64 (a) [3:44]      Nobody knows. But it’s [all] come, my son, from the Lord.

nobody sg m
neg
know 3sg pres I
but
from
lord acc sg m son sg m come sg n L.part P

65 (a) [3:51]      If it were only for Bulgaria, it wouldn’t be just for Bulgaria.

if conj
3sg pres cop clt
for
in
Bulgaria sg f place Bulgaria sg f place
neg
want 3sg pres I
comp
3sg pres cop clt

66 (a) [3:53]      You see, it’s boiling all over the world. Some have elections, some vote,

see sg imv P
in
entire sg m adj world m boil 3sg pres I entire sg m adj world m one pl adj choose 3pl pres I one pl adj vote 3pl pres I

67 (a) [3:57]      some fight, and they [all] suffer so much. And where [did all this come from]?

and
acc refl clt
neg
fight 3pl pres I
and
so.much prox adv suffer 1pl aor P nom sg n
from
where interr

68 (a) [4:00]      All this has come from the Lord, the way people are exterminating one another …

from
lord acc sg m
3sg pres aux clt
come sg n L.part P thus prox adv
comp
acc refl clt
exterminate 3pl pres P folk sg m def prox

69 (PSh)       What can they do?

what sg n interr
comp
acc refl clt
do 3pl pres P

70 (a) [4:05]      … exterminating one another, decimating the people

comp
acc refl clt
exterminate 3pl pres P
comp
acc refl clt
decimate 3pl pres P folk sg m def

71 (a) [4:07]      so that fewer will remain to live [on the earth]. All that

for
comp
remain 3pl pres P more little adv
comp
comp
live 3pl pres I everything sg n def dist adj
3sg pres cop clt
that sg n dist adj

72 (a) [4:11]      has come from the Lord. Because if it was only in Bulgaria,

from
lord acc sg m
3sg pres aux clt
come sg n L.part P because
if conj
3sg pres cop clt
only adv
in
Bulgaria sg f place

73 (a) [4:14]      it wouldn’t be [that way]. But look, everywhere now,

neg
want 3sg pres I
comp
3sg pres cop clt
and
and
disc see sg imv P everywhere adv now adv

74 (a) [4:17]      [all] the sorts of states no one has ever heard of!

ost
what.sort pl def med
3pl pres cop clt
state pl f never adv neg
3sg pres aux clt
hear sg n L.part I

75 (a) [4:20]      And now you hear of them – I don’t know what all they are doing –

now adv
acc 3pl clt
hear 2sg pres I
that
neg
know 1sg pres I what sg n interr do 3pl pres I

76 (a) [4:24]      and when you think on it, you see something’s come. The end is coming.

and
when inter.rel
acc n 3sg clt
think 2sg pres P see sg imv P
that conj
come sg n L.part P such sg n dist adj end sg m def prox follow 3sg pres I this sg n med adj

77 (a) [4:30]      I remember that in the Bible it says in the year 2000 –

and
in
Bible sg f def prox remember 1sg pres I write 3sg pres I two.thousand sg f def med adj year sg f

78 (b) [4:34]      What’s written in the Bible is the year 2012.

disc
with
two.thousand sg f def med adj
and
twelfth f adj year sg f
3sg pres cop clt
record sg n P.part P
in
Bible sg f def med

79 (b) [4:36]      I read it there.

ost
acc f 3sg clt
read 1sg pres I there adv

80 (a) [4:36]      We have a Bible here that the old man reads. The Bible's over there.

disc
nom 1pl here adv have 1pl pres I Bible sg f where rel dist
and
read 3sg pres I old.man sg m def med Bible sg f def dist
ost
there adv

81 (TD)       You read it?

read 2pl pres I
acc f 3sg clt

82 (a) [4:45]      Ah, he takes it up to read and never goes out, he just reads it.

disc
nom m 3sg take 3sg pres P
and
where interr nowhere adv
neg
go.out 3sg pres I then med adv
acc m 3sg clt
read 3sg pres I

83 (a) [4:49]      Just look at him, no glasses. See, [even] at these [advanced] years.

disc
see sg imv P nom m 3sg
and
without
glasses pl.t see sg imv P
at
this pl prox adj year pl f

84 (a) [4:51]      he reads without glasses.

and
without
glasses pl.t
dat refl clt
read 3sg pres I

85 (TD)       Uh huh.

bkch

86 (PSh)       You [can] still see?

see 2sg pres I still adv

87 (b) [4:57]      I’ll see till the end [of my days].

to
end sg m def
fut
look 1sg pres I

88 (a) [5:01]      They used to tell us that he sees so much because he ate

then med adv
dat 1pl clt
call 3pl pres I
that conj
nom m 3sg much adv
dat refl clt
see 3sg pres P
because
eat sg m L.part I

89 (a) [5:03]      so many blueberries. They’re good for sight, you know,

many adv black pl adj blueberry pl f and nom 3pl interr
for
for
sight sg m def med

90 (a) [5:09]      and people eat a lot of them. In Karlak there’s only blueberries.

and
many adv eat 3pl pres I
and
acc 3pl
and
disc Karlak sg m place only adv black pl adj blueberry pl f

91 (a) [5:13]      And he eats no [less than] tons of blueberries!

excl
disc
neg
ton pl m eat 3sg pres I blueberry pl f

92 (PSh)       laughter

93 (a) [5:16]      All day long – he walks and eats them.

by
entire sg m adj day sg m what sg n interr
comp
and walk 3sg pres I eat 3sg pres I

94 (a) [5:21]      One year a doctor lady came up from Plovdiv and brought a boy

one f sg adj year sg f
from
Plovdiv
3sg impf aux
come sg f L.part P one f adj doctor sg f
and
3sg impf aux
bring sg f L.part P boy sg n

95 (a) [5:25]      [wrapped in] a sheet. She said, “They told me,” she said, that he’d begun

in
bedsheet pl f call 3sg pres I say 3pl aor P
disc
call 3sg pres I begin 3sg aor P

96 (a) [5:29]      to lose his sight. They said that [he needed to eat] blueberries.

comp
neg
can 3sg pres I
comp
see 3sg pres I say 3pl aor P
comp
black pl adj blueberry pl f

97 (b) [5:32]      He was nearsighted.

short.sight sg n adj 3sg impf cop

98 (a) [5:33]      He wasn’t! No, [in fact] it turned out that he was not nearsighted.

neg
3sg impf cop
but
neg nom sg n be sg n L.part
dat refl clt
neg
3sg pres cop clt
short.sight sg n adj

99 (a) [5:35]      He’d begun to lose his sight, so our people brought her here

but
take sg n L.part P
comp
neg
can 3sg pres I
comp
see 3sg pres I then med adv our pl def med adj
acc f 3sg clt
bring 3pl aor I above adv

100 (a) [5:39]      and she gathered two cans of blueberries and told me to give them to him

and
two f can pl f gather 3sg aor P black pl adj blueberry pl f call 3sg pres I
comp
dat n 3sg clt
give 1sg pres I

101 (a) [5:42]      to eat. She was from Plovdiv, this doctor woman, and stayed over here

comp
comp
eat 3sg pres I nom f 3sg
3sg impf cop
from
Plovdiv sg m place
disc
doctor sg f
and
here adv sleep 3sg aor I

102 (a) [5:47]      Our people brought her, and she gathered blueberries.

and
acc f 3sg clt
bring 3pl aor P our pl def med adj gather 3sg aor P blueberry pl f

103 (PSh)       And when do the blueberries ripen?

and
when interr ripen 3pl pres I blueberry pl f def

104 (a) [5:54]      Now, in August.

now adv in
August sg m

105 (b) [5:55]      Now, in the month of August.

now adv during August sg m month sg m

106 (a) [5:57]      In August there’s raspberries and blueberries – blueberries and cranberries both.

during August sg m month sg m raspberry pl f blueberry pl f pres exist
and
black pl adj
and
red pl adj blueberry pl f

107 (b) [6:10]      Ah, yes, Nature has given us all kinds of fruits. But we’ve gotten old.

disc
nature sg f def med
dat 1pl clt
3sg pres aux clt
endow sg f L.part P
with
all pl adj fruit pl m
but
nom 1pl grow.old 1pl aor P

         Women [these days] are [so] fragile.


         Look, earlier on [people] used to eat coarse food. But people were healthier.


         But now sweets and other [stuff], and there’s no old-time sturdy people


         [no] healthy [ones] like then. What I lived through – when he was


         four years in the reserves, and I with the children – you have to stick the kid


         on your back in a cradle in order to go out to reap.


         You take up a sickle, you bend down to reap, the sun is sizzling


         but you reap. No [other] way, you have to get started.


         You did everything. You’ll take up the wooden plow and go out to plow.


         But now they can’t – now [a woman] can’t carry a child


         on her chest, but rather gives the child to her husband to carry,


         my son, because she can’t carry it, she’s weak.


         And everything [now] is poverty, [people] go around bare and freeze.


         But then, [people] were dressed, everyone [was] dressed [sufficiently]. And there it is.


         What did you use to wrap babies up with?


         [We used] a big woolen swaddling cloth, a big “diaper”


         woven from wool – [It was] woolen, and each one sewn up


         with cords, and when you wrap the child up in this woolen swaddling,


         when you wrap him he sits straight because of the swaddling,


         the belt and pants. See, it props him up, [the way it's]


         lined by the cords like that. But [kids] now are soft. [The minute] it’s born,


         they put it into rugs. And that’s how children are now. Hah.


         Children are soft, soft, [because] of soft wrappings.


         [It’s] different in the heat – whatever you make,


         Whatever you’ve managed and produced –


         Lentils, beans, fava beans, peas, those sort of things like – and wheat.


         Rye bread – dark [bread].


         Dark bread, white cheese made in skin bags. When you cut off


         a slice of rye bread and heat it up with this white cheese,


         it was so nice. But now not even a single tablecloth.


         Mm.


         Everything was different. There wasn’t any rice. But you’d make


         from wheat – there was – they used to make – they called it a handmill,


         and it works like a mill. You rotate it, and you make


         this sort of gruel, and they ate it in place of rice. Such coarse food,


         but the people were healthy. You’ll cook up corn flour – we called it polenta.


         You’ll take so many chunks and lay them out. Back then there weren’t tables,


         but rather a low “sofra”. You put it on the “sofra” and then you take out


         peppers from the barrel of brine. and it was nice. One ate well,


         and people were more – more healthy. But now they give –


         That food you give now to people today – they won’t eat it.


         They won’t [find] any taste in it. But back then they ate, and it was good.


         But now you lick a bit, they put all this sugar in, and other things,


         And you don’t feel like eating. You don’t have [unintelligible]


         Um hm.


         but back then there weren’t such sweet things. We set out for Shiroka Lŭka


         (our mother) – You’ll set out today and go to Shiroka Lǔka,


         you’ll cut some bread and you’ll take that bread back with you


         to the village, and when you come back you say to the child –


         and the child says, “What did you bring me, Mama?”


         and you say “Here, have some of the “priest’s bread”,


         [laughter]


         because it is supposed to be tasty, and the child took the bread.


         You give it to him and the child eats it, and it’s tasty


         because it’s supposedly from the “priest’s bread” [laughter].


         [laughter]


         Hah! Look at the world, going along like this,


         and look how it’s [completely] messed up.


         [That’s] right.


         Ah, the world is running things. It spins and spins and spins and spins,


         and now it’s all spun around to this. And to this –


         Who knows what’s coming next.


         Well, something else will come.


         Nobody knows. But it’s [all] come, my son, from the Lord.


         If it were only for Bulgaria, it wouldn’t be just for Bulgaria.


         You see, it’s boiling all over the world. Some have elections, some vote,


         some fight, and they [all] suffer so much. And where [did all this come from]?


         All this has come from the Lord, the way people are exterminating one another …


         What can they do?


         … exterminating one another, decimating the people


         so that fewer will remain to live [on the earth]. All that


         has come from the Lord. Because if it was only in Bulgaria,


         it wouldn’t be [that way]. But look, everywhere now,


         [all] the sorts of states no one has ever heard of!


         And now you hear of them – I don’t know what all they are doing –


         and when you think on it, you see something’s come. The end is coming.


         I remember that in the Bible it says in the year 2000 –


         What’s written in the Bible is the year 2012.


         I read it there.


         We have a Bible here that the old man reads. The Bible's over there.


         You read it?


         Ah, he takes it up to read and never goes out, he just reads it.


         Just look at him, no glasses. See, [even] at these [advanced] years.


         he reads without glasses.


         Uh huh.


         You [can] still see?


         I’ll see till the end [of my days].


         They used to tell us that he sees so much because he ate


         so many blueberries. They’re good for sight, you know,


         and people eat a lot of them. In Karlak there’s only blueberries.


         And he eats no [less than] tons of blueberries!


         laughter


         All day long – he walks and eats them.


         One year a doctor lady came up from Plovdiv and brought a boy


         [wrapped in] a sheet. She said, “They told me,” she said, that he’d begun


         to lose his sight. They said that [he needed to eat] blueberries.


         He was nearsighted.


         He wasn’t! No, [in fact] it turned out that he was not nearsighted.


         He’d begun to lose his sight, so our people brought her here


         and she gathered two cans of blueberries and told me to give them to him


         to eat. She was from Plovdiv, this doctor woman, and stayed over here


         Our people brought her, and she gathered blueberries.


         And when do the blueberries ripen?


         Now, in August.


         Now, in the month of August.


         In August there’s raspberries and blueberries – blueberries and cranberries both.


         Ah, yes, Nature has given us all kinds of fruits. But we’ve gotten old.


1 (b) [0:00]       тѐ са сла̀бъ зга̀ жѐнɨсе

2 (a) [0:02]       вѝш дру̀гуш йаде̂̀hа гру̀ба hрана̀ әмә беhа по̀ йе̂ки нәро̀дә hо̀рата

3 (b) [0:07]       пәк әзга̀ сладкᶤѝшъ по̀ дру̀ги и и нѐма дру̀гуче̂̀шен чуве̂̀к е̂̀дар

4 (a) [0:13]       и здра̀ф енако̂̀ф чи йе̂̀ кво̀т сам прека̀рала то̀ hо̀дъ

5 (a) [0:18]       чѐтъръ гудᶤѝнъ зәпа̀с и йе̂̀ сәз деца̀ дә гу заде̂̀веж де̂̀кену

6 (a) [0:22]       на гарбо̂̀н с л’у̀лка да ѝдеж да жо̂̀неш

7 (a) [0:25]       зо̂̀меш сарпо̂̀ да са навѝдаш да жо̂̀неш сло̂̀нцету нажѝжа

8 (a) [0:27]       ама же жо̂̀неш си нѐма ка̀к тре̂̀бва да пудберѐш

9 (a) [0:31]       сѝчку се е пра̀илу жа нара̀миш ура̀лу ж ѝдеш дә урѐш

10 (a) [0:35]       пәк езга̀ зга̀ нә мо̀жъ да то̀ не мо̀ж де̂̀кен дә с но̀си

11 (a) [0:38]       нә гәрдѝ туга̀ва гу да̀ва на мажо̂̀н дә но̀си де̂̀кену

12 (a) [0:40]       син че не можѐ то̀ дә гу но̀си то̀ сла̀бу

13 (a) [0:43]       әмә сѝчку ут гулик’о̂̀ hо̀г’әт го̀лъ измо̂̀рзнәт

14 (a) [0:46]       пәк дру̀гуш убле̂̀чену сѝчку убле̂̀чену та тва̀ е

15 (TD)       с кво̀ ги повѝваhте бѐбетата

16 (a) [0:59]       сәс въ̀л’нена пле̂̀на гуле̂̀ма па то гуле̂̀ма пле̂̀на и ə

17 (a) [1:05]       ут въ̀лна истәка̀та во̂̀лнена та че ушѝта та сәс сѐка

18 (a) [1:09]       сәз гәйта̀н и де̂̀кену га̀ гу пувѝеш с по̀вои во̂̀лнени

19 (a) [1:12]       га̀ гу увѝеш о̀тъ ф пле̂̀не та здѝ пра̀фку

20 (a) [1:15]       кво̀т е по̀йаса и га̀штите она на̀ гу путпѝра

21 (a) [1:17]       з гайта̀не путплатѐну тә тəко̀ пәк əзга̀ м’ѐлhи сə рудѝ се

22 (a) [1:22]       и гу ту̀р’әт ф парта̀лъ та̀м и деца̀на си се наквѝ hо̂̀

23 (b) [1:29]       и деца̀на са накѝва мѐлк’и мѐлк’и пле̂̀ни мѐлку

24 (a) [1:37]       дру̀к в жѐгана какво̀ну си сто̀риш

25 (a) [1:41]       квот сѝ си нагудѝл си изра̀бутѝлу

26 (a) [1:43]       лѐшта фасу̀л’ бо̀п гра̀х накѝва ра̀ботɨ какво̀ну и ченѝца

27 (b) [1:50]       ръ̀жен ле̂̀п чѐрън

28 (a) [1:52]       чѐрън ле̂̀п сɨѝръне ф тулу̀мъ сто̀р’ену әмә га̀ удре̂̀жеш

29 (a) [1:56]       ро̂̀жен ле̂̀п фәлѝйа та гу угре̂̀еш и с енеква̀ сᶤѝръне

30 (a) [1:58]       кәко̂̀ф бе̂ hу̀бәф а зга̀ не̇̀ма тъштъм’ѐлъ нѐма

31 (b) [2:02]       м

32 (a) [2:03]       сѝчкуну б’е по̀ дру̀гу и урѝс неме̂̀ әм жа жə си̭ сто̇̀риш

33 (a) [2:09]       ут пшенѝцана та име̂̀ та гу пра̀веа зве̂̀hа го траhа̀л’ница

34 (a) [2:13]       сə иска̀рə от вугенѝца тъ̀й вѐке и варте̂̀ та си сто̀риш

35 (a) [2:16]       енаква̀ тра̀hана за урѝс нә ме̂̀сту йаде̂̀йа нәкѝва гру̀би hрәнѝ

36 (a) [2:22]       әмә бе здра̀ф ə наро̀да ца̀ревѝчну бра̀шну жа сварѝш зве̂̀hме гу качама̀к

37 (a) [2:28]       о̀h жа изва̀диш то̀лкива тупа̀цъ наред’о̂̀т туга̀ва неме̂̀ ма̀са

38 (a) [2:31]       а суфро̂̀ та га ту̀р’аш на суфро̂̀на та ч туга̀ва изва̀диш

39 (a) [2:35]       пупѐрки чу̀шки ут ка̀ца саламу̀ра и hу̀баву бъло̀ йе̂̀лу съ

40 (a) [2:41]       и по̀ по̀ здра̀в б’е нәро̀да пәк езга̀ зга да му дадо̂̀т

41 (b) [2:45]       зга̀ на̀а hрана̀ да йа дадѐш на днѐшнийас наро̀т нѐма да едѐ

42 (a) [2:48]       нѐма да го наку̀са нва̀ а нуга̀ гу еде̂̀а и hу̀баво бѝло

43 (a) [2:51]       пәк езга̀ лѝзнеш ма̀лку ту̀р’ат тъ сла̀тку накѝва уд едно̀ дру̀го

44 (a) [2:56]       и ти се е нѐ йе̂̀лу че нѐмаш сѝ [неразбрано]

45 (TD)       мм

46 (a) [3:02]       та туга̀ва неме̂̀ такѝва слаткᶤѝши то̂̀рн’ем на широ̀ка.лъка

47 (a) [3:07]       ма̀йка нɨ жа то̂̀рнеш днѐска ж ѝдеш до широ̀ка.лака

48 (a) [3:09]       и жа си удре̂̀жеш hле̂̀п ут то̀у ле̂̀п та ше гу уднесѐш

49 (a) [3:12]       нә сѐлу и га̀ са во̂̀рнъш че вѝкаш на де̂̀кену

50 (a) [3:15]       и то̀ вѝка кво̀ ми си донѐла ма̀мо

51 (a) [3:17]       на̀ на̀ ут по̀повийа ле̂̀п

52 (b) [3:19]       [смях]

53 (a) [3:19]       че бѝл бла̀к и то̀ си гу сту̀рилу ле̂̀бан

54 (a) [3:21]       и и му дадѐш и то̀ йадѐ и чъ бла̀к

55 (a) [3:23]       чъ бѝл ут по̀пувийа [смях]

56 (b) [3:24]       [смях]

57 (a) [3:27]       hо̂̀ и вѝш ка̀к светъ̀н ѐ гу варвѝ варвѝ

58 (a) [3:29]       та какво̀ са изво̂̀рна

59 (TD)       вѐрно

60 (b) [3:33]       абе свето̂̀с си куруно̀у есѐй са вартѝ вартѝ вартѝ вартѝ

61 (b) [3:40]       зга̀ се изварте̂̀лу душло̀ сва̀ и на сва̀

62 (a) [3:43]       ко̀ зна па̀к какво̀ жа до̀йде

63 (b) [3:44]       дру̀гу жа до̀йда па̀к

64 (a) [3:44]       нѝкой не зна̀е ама уг го̀спуд’а сѝн душло̀

65 (a) [3:51]       әку и за в балга̀рийа балга̀рийа не штѐ да е

66 (a) [3:53]       вѝш əф ца̀л све̂̀т бушу̀ва ца̀л све̂̀т нѝ избѝрат еднѝ гласу̀ват

67 (a) [3:57]       та са не баhто̂̀т та со̀лкува препа̀таа то̀ од дѐ

68 (a) [4:00]       уд го̀спуд’а е душло̀ сѐй да са искалдѝсат наро̀дас

69 (PSh)       какво̀ да се напра̀в’ат

70 (a) [4:05]       да са искалдѝсат да се искра̀к’ат наро̀да

71 (a) [4:07]       за да уста̀нат по̀ ма̀лку дə дə жуве̂̀йат сѝчкуну е нва̀

72 (a) [4:11]       уд го̀спуд’а йə душло̀ о̀тъ аку е са̀му в балга̀рийа

73 (a) [4:14]       не штѐ да ѐ а па то̀ вѝш насе̂̀каде зга̀

74 (a) [4:17]       е каквѝту са дарже̂̀ви нѝкога нѐ е чу̀валу

75 (a) [4:20]       азга̀ ги слу̀шаш чи не зна̀м какво̀ пра̀в’ат

76 (a) [4:24]       и га̀ гу пумѝслиш вѝш че душло̀ енако̀ву кра̀йас слѐдва тва̀

77 (a) [4:30]       а в бѝблийаса по̀вн’ам пѝше двѐhѝл’адната гудᶤѝна

78 (b) [4:34]       то̀ с двѐhѝл’адната и двана̀еста гудɨѝна е запѝсану в бѝблийата

79 (b) [4:36]       ѐ йа чѐта та̀м

80 (a) [4:36]       а нѝе ту̀ка ѝмаме бѝблийа кадѐну и четѐ ста̀рецат бѝблийана е та̀м

81 (TD)       четѐте йа

82 (a) [4:45]       аhа то̀й з’о̂̀ме че кадѐ нѝкаде не излѝза туга̀ва гу четѐ

83 (a) [4:49]       ама вѝш то̀ и без учила̀ вѝш на сѐй гудᶤѝни

84 (a) [4:51]       и без учила̀ си четѐ

85 (TD)       əмhəм

86 (PSh)       вѝждаш о̀ште

87 (b) [4:57]       ду кра̀йа жа глѐдам

88 (a) [5:01]       туга̀ва ни вѝкат че то̀ мно̀гу си вѝдɨ че йе̂̀л

89 (a) [5:03]       мно̀гу чѐрнъ бурувѝнки пәк тѝи нәлѝ за за зрѐниет

90 (a) [5:09]       и мно̀гу йадъ̀т и те̂̀h а то̀ ка̀рлак са̀мо чѐрни бурувѝнки̭

91 (a) [5:13]       о то̀ не то̀нуве изѝда бурувѝнки

92 (PSh)       [смях]

93 (a) [5:16]       пу ца̀л дѐн’ кво̀ да па̀к варѝ йадѐ

94 (a) [5:21]       една̀ гудɨѝна ут пло̀вдив бе душла̀ ена̀ дуктурѝца та бе дувѐла мо̀мче

95 (a) [5:25]       ф пустѐле вѝка ка̀заhа̀ мə вѝка по̀чна

96 (a) [5:29]       да не мо̀ж да вѝжда ка̀заhа̀ да чѐрни бурувѝнки

97 (b) [5:32]       късугл’ѐду беше

98 (a) [5:33]       не бе̂̀ мә нѐка то̀ бъло̀ си нѐ е кәсуглѐду

99 (a) [5:35]       ама з’о̂̀лу да не мо̀же да вѝжда туга̀ф на̀ште йа во̀диа го̀ре

100 (a) [5:39]       тə две̂̀ тенкѝи набера̀ чѐрни бурувѝнки вѝка да му да̀вам

101 (a) [5:42]       да да йадѐ та̀ бе ут пло̀вдиф де до̀ктурка та ту̀ка спа̀

102 (a) [5:47]       и йа дувѐдуа на̀ште збера̀ бурувѝнки̭

103 (PSh)       а кога̀ зрѐйът боровѝнките

104 (a) [5:54]       езга̀ вәф а̀вгус

105 (b) [5:55]       езга̀ през а̀вгус ме̂̀съц

106 (a) [5:57]       през а̀вгу ме̂̀съц малᶤѝнъ бурувѝнки ѝма и чѐрни и червѐни бурувѝнки

107 (b) [6:10]       абе пръро̀дата нъ е дарᶤѝла сас сѝчки плудувѐ ама нѝе устаре̂̀hме

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Recommended Model for Citations

Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition [2016] (http://www.bulgariandialectology.org, visited on 1 March 2016)
Babjak 1: 13-15. In: Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition [2016] (http://www.bulgariandialectology.org, visited on 1 March 2016)

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