1 (a) [0:04] When my husband and I were young, we worked very hard.
|when conj||1pl impf cop||young pl adj||with||man sg m def||dat refl clt||much adv||work 1pl impf I|
2 (a) [0:09] We went to the field; there we re- we reap, and we sleep in the field.
|go 1pl impf I||to||field sg f||there adv||
||hes||reap 1pl pres I||at||field sg f def||sleep 1pl pres I|
3 (a) [0:13] In the morning we get back [to tend] the livestock. We didn’t have water in the house,
|morning sg f||acc refl clt||return 1pl pres P||livestock sg m||not.have 1pl impf I||water sg f||in.house adv|
4 (a) [0:17] [so] we go to the well – he with the horses and I with the yoke over my shoulders,
|to||well sg f def||go 1pl pres I||nom m 3sg||with||horse pl m def||nom 1sg||with||yoke sg f def||on||shoulder sg n|
5 (a) [0:22] and a clay jug in my hands. You didn’t have large demijohns then, nothing.
|and||in||hand pl f def||one sg f adj||clay.jug sg f||exist impf neg||then adv||demijohn pl m||exist impf neg||nothing sg n|
6 (a) [0:28] We carry water, fill [jugs] and set off for the field. We worked very hard.
|carry 1pl pres I||water sg f||fill 1pl pres I||and||again adv||set.out 1pl pres I||to||field sg f def||much adv||work 1pl impf I|
7 (a) [0:33] We joined the cooperative farm, registered [in it]. He became the cow-manager.
|enter 1pl aor P||in||T.K.Z.S sg n||record 1pl aor P||acc refl clt||nom m 3sg||become 3sg aor P||cow.manager sg m|
8 (a) [0:38] He tended the calves for 18 years, doing it all by hand. They brought water by carriage,
|eighteen||year pl f||look 3sg impf I||calf pl m||to||hand sg f||with||carriage f||carry 3pl impf I||water sg f|
9 (a) [0:46] watered the calves from barrels. No running water then, all by hand. All of it!
|with||barrel pl f def||water 3pl impf I||calf pl m def||exist impf neg||water sg f||then adv||all adv||to||hand sg f||everything sg n adj||3sg impf cop|
10 (a) [0:53] And then he got sick. He worked a few [more] years, and retired
|and||later adv||acc refl clt||fall.ill 3sg aor P||and||work 3sg aor I||several adv||year pl f||retire 3sg aor P||acc refl clt|
11 (a) [0:59] on a very small pension, he got a pension of sixty levs [a month].
|[...]||with||very adv||little adv||pension sg f||take 3sg aor P||sixty||lev ct m||pension sg f|
12 (a) [1:05] He tried hard to get an increase, but couldn’t. He went –
|work.hard 3sg aor I||acc refl clt||comp||increase 3sg pres P||but||neg||neg||can 3sg aor I||go 3sg aor I|
13 (a) [1:09] He moved all about the fields, and then went one day to the communal plowing field
|all adv||wander 3sg aor I||along||field sg f def||and||go 3sg aor P||one sg m adj||day sg m||to||block sg m def|
14 (a) [1:13] where he took a fall and died. And what was I to do? They pensioned me off
|fall 3sg aor P||there adv||and||die 3sg aor P||nom 1sg||what sg n interr||comp||do 1sg pres I||pension 3pl aor P||acc 1sg clt|
15 (a) [1:18] My pension was very small, thirty-two levs [a month]. I requested
|little adv||3sg impf cop||pension sg f def||dat 1sg clt||thirty||and||two||lev ct m||request 1sg aor P|
16 (a) [1:22] them to give me his pension, you know – a part of his pension.
|his sg f def adj||pension sg f||comp||dat 1sg clt||give 3pl pres P||interr||one sg f adj||portion sg f||from||his sg f def adj||pension sg f|
17 (a) [1:26] [So] they cancelled my pension and gave me half of his.
|nom 3pl||toss.out 3pl aor P||my sg f def adj||pension sg f||give 3pl aor P||dat 1sg clt||his sg f def adj||half sg f def|
18 (a) [1:30] It was very little: fifty levs. And that’s what I live on.
|very adv||little adv||3sg impf cop||with||fifty||lev ct m||and||thus adv||dat refl clt||live 1sg pres I|
19 (a) [1:34] I put in a request that they give me [back] my pension,
|now adv||give 1sg aor P||petition sg f||for||my sg f def adj||pension sg f||comp||comp||dat 1sg clt||acc f 3sg clt||give 3pl pres P|
20 (a) [1:40] and they increased my [total amount] by ten levs, and that’s all. So that’s what I live on.
|increase 3pl aor P||dat 1sg clt||ten||lev ct m||and||so.much||with||acc 3pl||live 1sg pres I||dat refl clt|
21 (a) [1:44] I have a hard time doing everything alone. We used to have livestock,
|work.hard 1sg pres I||acc refl clt||everything sg n adj||comp||do 1sg pres I||alone sg f adj||and||livestock sg m||have 1pl impf I||then adv|
22 (a) [1:50] I looked after it myself for three years [then] I sold it. I have no livestock now,
|look 1sg impf I||acc m 3sg clt||alone sg f adj||three||year pl f||sell 1sg aor P||acc m 3sg clt||now||not.have 1sg pres I||livestock sg m|
23 (a) [1:55] [only] four sheep remained. I keep busy with them, [also] with hens and geese.
|remain 3pl aor P||four||sheep pl f||with||acc 3pl||acc refl clt||occupy 1sg pres I||with||hen pl f||duck pl f|
24 (a) [2:01] That’s how I occupy myself, working. Hard work all the time. But we’ve gotten old now.
|disc||acc refl clt||occupy 1sg pres I||work 1sg pres I||all adv||acc refl clt||work.hard 1sg pres I||but||grow.old 1pl aor P||already adv|