1 (d) [0:01] So long as granny was alive we had it all. She made food, we ate our fill, we’d sit –
|until||exist impf||grandmother sg f||exist impf||everything sg n adj||food sg f||cook 3sg pres P||eat 1pl pres P||acc refl clt||sit 1pl pres I|
2 (d) [0:08] sometimes we argued, sometimes we laughed …
|some sg m adj||time sg m||acc refl clt||argue 1pl pres I||some sg m adj||time sg m||acc refl clt||laugh 1pl pres I|
3 (e) [3:11] Yes -
4 (d) [0:12] … [but] things went on fine. Now I’m alone.
|walk 3sg impf I||work sg f||now adv||alone sg m adj||1sg pres cop clt|
5 (VZh) [When did you pick the corn?]
6 (d) [0:14] We picked it on Saturday. Well, when granny was alive we also planted corn.
|on||Saturday sg f||acc 3pl clt||gather 1pl impf I||but||when conj||exist impf||grandmother sg f||and||sow 1pl impf I||corn pl m|
7 (d) [0:18] Now I neither plant corn, nor dig the vineyard. I’m alone. There’s nothing.
|now adv||neither||corn pl m||sow 1sg pres I||neither||vineyard sg n||dig 1sg pres I||alone sg m adj||nothing sg n||pres neg exist|
8 (d) [0:23] Everything’s scattered [to the winds]. There’s nobody here.
|disperse 3sg aor P||acc refl clt||everything sg n adj||pres neg exist||nobody sg m||here adv|
9 (e) [0:24] [laughter]
10 (d) [0:25] It’s very hard to be alone. [It’s fine if] a person lives with many other people,
|very adv||difficult sg f adj||thing sg f||alone sg m||comp||remain 3sg pres P||person sg m||comp||live 3sg pres I||with||many adv||people pl|
11 (d) [0:30] but to be alone in later life –
|but||comp||remain 3sg pres P||in||old pl adj||year pl f||alone sg m adj||hes|
12 (e) [0:33] Uh huh.
13 (d) [0:34] that’s not easy.
|and||neg||3sg pres cop clt||light sg f adj||thing sg f|
14 (e) [0:35] That’s not easy.
|neg||3sg pres cop clt||light sg f adj||thing sg f|
15 (d) [0:36] As you see, I’m alone. I set the table alone, I clear it alone, if I find something I eat it,
|how rel||see 2pl pres I||alone sg m adj||put 1sg pres I||alone sg m adj||lift 1sg pres I||if conj||find 1sg pres P||eat 1sg pres I|
16 (d) [0:41] if I don’t find [anything] I go to bed hungry, get up hungry – and there it is.
|if conj||neg||find 1sg pres P||hungry sg m adj||lie.down 1sg pres I||hungry sg m adj||arise 1sg pres I||and||thus adv|
17 (VZh) [How many children did you have?]
18 (d) [0:47] How many children did I have?
|how.much interr||child pl n||have 1sg impf I||interr clt|
19 (e) [0:48] [unintelligible]
20 (d) [0:49] I had nine children. But then they all grew up, and went off to get married,
|have 1sg impf I||nine||child pl n||however adv||all pl def adj||grow.up 3pl aor P||and||acc refl clt||marry 3pl aor P|
21 (d) [0:57] and I was left alone. Then granny (= wife) died, and the younger son
|and||nom 1sg||remain 1sg aor P||alone sg m adj||and||grandmother sg f def||die 3sg aor P||and||son sg m def||little sg m def adj|
22 (d) [1:01] who was going to look after me – he died too.
|who sg m rel adj||will 3sg impf||comp||acc 1sg clt||look 3sg pres I||and||nom m 3sg||die 3sg aor P|
23 (d) [1:04] And now here I am, carrying on alone.
|and||and||nom 1sg||now adv||thus adv||revolve 1sg pres I||acc refl clt||alone sg m|
24 (VZh) [Do you remember your father?]
25 (d) [1:10] My father – they say he died in the Balkan wars,
|father sg m||dat 1sg clt||die sg m L.part P||in||Turkish sg f def adj||war sg f|
26 (e) [1:12] [unintelligible]
27 (d) [1:14] and I was left an orphan,
|remain 1sg aor P||orphan sg m|
28 (e) [1:15] [unintelligible]
29 (d) [1:17] so I had to start work very young. I worked, made [things], did [things], grew up –
||from||little sg m adj||acc refl clt||grasp 1sg aor P||to||work sg f||work 1sg aor I||make 1sg aor I||do 1sg aor I||grow.up 1sg aor P|
30 (d) [1:23] [Then] we got married, made a big family, and lived together – until now.
|marry 1pl aor P||acc refl clt||create 1pl aor P||many adv||people pl||live 1pl impf I||to||now adv|
31 (VZh) [Didn’t you say you had a brother?]
32 (d) [1:28] He – what can I say about him? He was older [than me]
|nom m 3sg||what sg n interr||comp||say 1sg pres P||for||acc m 3sg||nom m 3sg||hes||3sg impf cop||more||big sg m adj|
33 (d) [1:32] but he was – he was lame.
|but||3sg impf cop||lame sg m adj||3sg impf cop|
34 (e) [1:34] [unintelligible]
35 (d) [1:34] He [stayed] by me. We looked after him. Just as we looked after [all] the children,
|but||around||acc 1sg||acc refl clt||nom 1pl||acc m 3sg clt||look 1pl impf I||how rel||look 1pl impf I||child pl n def|
36 (d) [1:39] that’s how we look after him too. All up until he died.
|and||acc m 3sg||thus adv||look 1pl impf I||to||when conj||die 3sg pres P|
37 (e) [1:42] They were breeding pigs.
|and||with||pig pl f||acc refl clt||breed 3pl impf I|
38 (d) [1:43] [Yes,] with the pigs a bit. We were breeding pigs a bit, and that was his job.
|with||pig pl f||little adv||little adv||pig pl f||breed 1pl impf I||with||acc 3pl||acc refl clt||occupy 3sg impf I||nom m 3sg|
39 (d) [1:49] But I looked after him. Just as I looked after [all] the children, so too with him –
|but||nom 1sg||acc m 3sg clt||look 1sg impf I||how rel||look 1sg impf I||child pl n def||and||acc m 3sg||thus adv||look 1sg impf I|
40 (d) [1:52] [the whole time] until he died.
|until conj||die 3sg aor P|