1 (VZh) We see you have a very nice house. [Can] you tell us
|look 1pl pres I||that conj||have 2sg pres I||very adv||nice sg f adj||house sg f||hort||comp||dat 1pl clt||tell 2sg pres P|
2 (VZh) how you built this house, and [whether] you were born here
|how interr||2pl pres aux clt||acc f 3sg clt||build pl L.part I||house sg f def||here adv||interr clt||2sg pres cop clt||bear sg f P.part P||nom 2sg|
3 (VZh) in this house?
|in||this sg f adj||house sg f|
4 (a) [0:06] I wasn’t born – Oh, in this house! We built it with my grandfather.
|neg||1sg pres cop clt||bear sg f P.part P||excl||in||this sg f adj||nom 1pl||acc f 3sg||make 1pl aor I||with||grandfather sg m def|
5 (a) [0:11] We – this house was Turkish. It used to be Turkey back then, you know
|nom 1pl||nom f 3sg||house sg f||3sg impf cop||Turkish sg f adj||interr||one sg n adj||time sg n||be sg n L.part||Turkish sg n adj|
6 (VZh) Yes.
7 (a) [0:16] And Grandpa Totya, my husband’s grandfather, you know
|and||grandfather sg m||Totyo sg m name||of||grandfather sg m||dat m 3sg clt||of||husband sg m def||dat 1sg clt||disc|
8 (a) [0:21] he bought this lot
|and||buy sg m L.part P||this sg n adj||place sg n|
9 (RA) Uh huh.
10 (a) [0:24] He bought this lot, and we found a – a little room. And they built another [room]
|buy sg m L.part P||this sg n adj||place sg n||encounter 1pl aor P||one sg f adj||one sg f adj||room sg f||and||nom 3pl||make pl L.part P||still adv||one sg f adj|
11 (a) [0:29] up there above the porch, and then we – My father-in-law was killed in the war.
|ost||above||porch sg m def||and||later adv||nom 1pl||nom m 3sg||father.in.law sg m def||acc m 3sg clt||kill pl L.part P||in||war sg f def|
12 (RA) Mm.
13 (a) [0:37] He was killed in the war, and they were [all] orphaned.
|in||war sg f def||acc m 3sg clt||kill pl L.part P||nom 3pl||remain pl L.part P||orphan pl n|
14 (a) [0:40] And [with] their mother they did what they could –
|and||mother sg f||dat 3pl clt||work pl L.part I||what sg n rel||can 3pl pres I|
15 (RA) Mm
16 (a) [0:44] whatever they could, as much as they could, since they’d left it to them.
|what sg n rel||can 3pl pres I||how.much rel||can 3pl pres I||disc||interr||dat 3pl clt||acc f 3sg clt||leave pl L.part P|
17 (a) [0:48] He, my father-in-law, had said, “I won’t be coming back.”
|nom m 3sg||father.in.law sg m def||say sg m L.part P||hes||fut neg||comp||acc refl clt||return 1sg pres P|
18 (a) [0:51] The 50th regiment had all gotten killed, “I won’t be coming back. But you [must] work
|fiftieth sg m adj||regiment sg m||acc 3pl clt||kill pl L.part P||fut neg||acc refl clt||return 1sg pres P||but||nom 2sg||work sg imv I|
19 (a) [0:55] only in the nicest fields, the closest ones, until the kids grow up.”
|only||more||nice pl def adj||field pl f||more||close pl def adj||until conj||grow.up 3pl pres P||child pl n def|
20 (RA) Hm.
21 (a) [0:59] [We were] two brothers and two sisters,
|and||two an.num||brother pl m||and||two f||sister pl f|
22 (RA) Uh huh.
23 (a) [1:02] And later, after I grew up, my brother-in-law got married
|and||later adv||when conj||grow.up 1sg aor P||already adv||brother.in.law sg m def||acc refl clt||marry 3sg aor P|
24 (a) [1:05] and my [other] sister-in-law got married; the one had gotten married earlier.
|sister.in.law sg f def||acc refl clt||marry 3sg aor P||one sg f def adj||more||before adv||acc refl clt||marry sg f L.part P|
25 (a) [1:10] And we decided [it was time] already to go our separate ways.
|and||acc refl clt||decide 1pl aor I||already adv||comp||acc refl clt||separate 1pl pres P|
26 (a) [1:13] They had two kids and we had two, and so we built this house here,
|nom 3pl||have 3pl pres I||two n||child pl n||and||nom 1pl||two n||and||make 1pl aor P||ost||this sg f adj||house sg f|
27 (a) [1:17] it’s got a really big garden. So we built this house,
|nom f 3sg||very adv||dat 1pl clt||3sg pres cop clt||big sg f adj||garden f def||ost||this sg f adj||house sg f||acc f 3sg clt||make 1pl aor P|
28 (a) [1:22] and they drew lots [for it], and the brother-in-law got [the house].
|throw 3pl aor P||lot sg m||nom f 3sg||acc refl clt||fall 3sg aor P||to||brother.in.law sg m def|
29 (RA) Mm.
30 (a) [1:25] And he went there. Fine, but her husband –
|and||nom m 3sg||go 3sg aor P||there adv||well adv||but||husband sg m def||dat f 3sg clt|
31 (a) [1:27] My husband was the oldest and when –
|my sg m def adj||husband sg m||nom m 3sg||3sg pres cop clt||more||most||big sg m adj||and||when conj|
32 (a) [1:31] He prepared everything [but] the brother-in-law, more unskilled –
|and||nom m 3sg||everything sg n adj||prepare 3sg aor P||brother.in.law sg m def||more||unskilled.person sg m|
33 (a) [1:35] Grandpa’s in charge here, so he obeyed him.
|and||nom m 3sg||hes||grandfather sg m def||command 3sg pres I||and||nom m 3sg||acc m 3sg clt||listen 3sg pres I|
34 (a) [1:38] They never argued, and we never argued with my sister-in-law.
|no.way adv||acc refl clt||neg||dispute 3pl aor P||neither||and||nom 1pl||comp||acc refl clt||dispute 1pl pres P||with||sister.in.law sg f def|
35 (a) [1:42] We parted ways, and Grandpa said, “I,” he said, “am not going to stay
|separate 1pl aor P||acc refl clt||nom m 3sg||say 3sg pres P||grandfather sg m def||nom 1sg||say 3sg pres P||fut neg||comp||stand 1sg pres I|
36 (a) [1:47] in this house. I put a lot of work into that,” he said,
|in||this sg f adj||house sg f||nom 1sg||and||much adv||labor sg m||give 1sg aor P||call 3sg pres I||for||that sg f adj|
37 (a) [1:51] “but he [the brother-in-law] got it. But,” he said, if in fact it had come to me,
|but||fall 3sg aor P||acc refl clt||dat m 3sg||but||call 3sg pres I||if conj||acc refl clt||3sg impf aux||fall sg f L.part P||and||dat 1sg|
38 (a) [1:56] he would have lived out his life in this house. He wouldn’t have made [a house],
|nom m 3sg||fut.pst||comp||live.out 3sg pres P||in||this sg f adj||house sg f||fut.pst neg||comp||dat refl clt||make 3sg pres P|
39 (a) [1:59] but I did.” So they tore down that house and built [another one].
|but||nom 1sg||dat refl clt||make 1sg aor P||and||acc f 3sg clt||tear.down pl L.part P||that sg f adj||house sg f||and||acc f 3sg clt||make pl L.part P|
40 (a) [2:05] We sold a hinny, and we sold our sheep, and we built this house here;
|sell 1pl aor P||one sg m adj||hinny sg m||sell 1pl aor P||dat refl clt||sheep pl f def||and||make 1pl aor P||ost||this sg f adj||house sg f|
41 (a) [2:11] we just now fixed it up. And we built a kitchen there [over] the cellar;
|fix 1pl aor P||now adv||and||there adv||dat refl clt||make 1pl aor P||kitchen sg f||cellar sg f def|
42 (a) [2:14] the whole [house] is over the cellar And – it’s a lot [of work], but [a good] life.
|entire sg f adj||3sg pres cop clt||on||cellar sg f||and||much adv||but||much adv||dat 1pl clt||3sg pres cop clt||life sg m def|
43 (RA) Hm.
44 (a) [2:20] We’ve had a hard time, but the Lord has given a good life to [us in] these [endeavors].
|much adv||1pl pres aux clt||acc refl clt||bump pl L.part I||but||much adv||life sg m||dat 1pl clt||give sg m L.part P||lord sg m||to||this pl adj|
45 (GK) How old are you?
|how.many interr||2sg pres cop clt||years.old sg f adj||nom 2sg|
46 (a) [2:25] Eighty-eight.
47 (GK) So. You’re eighty-eight years old.
|thus adv||eighty||and||eight||2sg pres cop clt||years.old sg f adj|
48 (a) [2:29] Yes, and I still [manage to] do everything.
|yes||and||everything sg n adj||do 1sg pres I||and|
49 (GK) So, Granny Milka, did you go to school?
|thus adv||hes||and||grandmother voc sg f||Milka voc sg f name||nom 2sg||[...]||go sg f L.part I||interr clt||2sg pres aux clt||to||school sg n|
50 (a) [2:35] Yes, we went, child, but back then they didn’t insist [we go] to school.
|disc||go 1pl aor P||but||then adv||neg||hold 3pl impf I||to||school sg n def||grandmother voc sg f|
51 (a) [2:38] They were focused on agriculture [and so] I [only] went to the third class.
|look 3pl impf I||agriculture sg n def||go sg f L.part I||1sg pres aux clt||to||third sg m adj||class sg m|
52 (GK) So – third class or third grade?
|thus adv||third sg m adj||class sg m||or||third sg n adj||grade sg n|
53 (a) [2:44] Third grade.
|third sg n adj||grade sg n|
54 (GK) Third grade.
|third sg n adj||grade sg n|
55 (a) [2:46] That’s what they call it now, right?
|and||now adv||interr||dat n 3sg clt||say 3pl pres I||thus adv|
56 (GK) Now they call it “class” …
|now adv||dat m 3sg clt||say 3pl pres I||class sg m|
57 (a) [2:48] [Ah,] now they call it “class”.
|now adv||dat m 3sg clt||say 3pl pres I||class sg m|
58 (GK) … because it used to be different back then.
|because conj||one sg n adj||time sg n||interr||3sg pres aux clt||be sg n L.part||different sg n adj|
59 (b) [2:50] “Grade”.
|grade sg n|
60 (GK) Right.
61 (a) [2:51] Well, ...
62 (b) [2:51] The fourth [class].
|fourth sg m adj|
63 (a) [2:51] ... in that level, we studied catechism.
|3sg impf cop||grade sg n||learn 1pl aor I||law sg m||God’s sg m adj|
64 (GK) Aha.
65 (a) [2:56] And I didn’t like …
|and||nom 1sg||not.at.all adv||neg||acc m 3sg clt||love 1sg impf I|
66 (RA) [laughter]
67 (a) [2:58] … theology at all.
|law sg m||God’s sg m adj|
68 (RA) [laughter]
69 (a) [3:00] They only taught it on Saturday, but I didn’t like [laughter] catechism at all.
|only adv||Saturday sg f||teach 3pl impf I||but||nom 1sg||hes||not.at.all adv||neg||acc m 3sg clt||love 1sg impf I||law sg m||God’s sg m adj|
70 (GK) So, Granny Milka, when you finished the third grade, what did you do?
|and||grandmother voc sg f||Milka voc sg f name||when conj||finish 2sg aor P||third sg n adj||grade sg n||what sg n interr||do 2sg impf I|
71 (GK) If you weren’t going to school, what did you do [instead]?
|when conj||neg||go 2sg impf I||to||school sg n||what sg n interr||2sg pres aux clt||do sg f L.part I||then adv|
72 (a) [3:11] Well, what did we do? With five of us, two brothers and three sisters,
|disc||what sg n interr||do 1pl pres I||disc||five||hes||two an.num||brother pl m||1pl pres cop clt||and||three||sister pl f|
73 (a) [3:16] we helped Mom’s people, looked after kids. We worked in the fields. From second –
|help 1pl pres I||to||mother’s.cohort pl.t||child pl n def||take.care 1pl pres I||at||field sg m def||work 1pl pres I||from||second sg m adj||
74 (a) [3:20] from second level on, they took us out to the fields to hoe and reap.
|from||second sg n adj||grade sg n||acc 1pl clt||take 3pl impf I||to||field sg m def||comp||dig 1pl pres I||and||comp||reap 1pl pres I|
75 (a) [3:25] Not like now, where they shout all night long in these parts.
|not||like||now adv||entire sg f adj||night sg f||call 3pl pres I||ost||here adv|
76 (GK) And what do they do when they “shout”?
|and||what sg n interr||do 3pl pres I||when conj||call 3pl pres I|
77 (b) [3:31] They drink.
|drink 3pl pres I|
78 (a) [3:31] Hah, what do they do! They drink.
|disc||what sg n interr||do 3pl pres I||drink 3pl pres I|
79 (a) [3:32] [laughter]
80 (b) [3:32] [laughter]
81 (GK) [Ah,] they sing and drink.
|sing 3pl pres I||and||drink 3pl pres I|
82 (a) [3:33] They drink, they fight, they roam about the villages, they get killed.
|drink 3pl pres I||beat 3pl pres I||acc refl clt||go 3pl pres I||around||village n def pl||kill 3pl pres I||acc refl clt|
83 (GK) Hah, what do you mean, "They get killed"?!
|excl||kill 3pl pres I||acc refl clt|
84 (a) [3:37] What [else] do they do?
|what sg n interr||comp||do 3pl pres I|
85 (GK) What?
86 (a) [3:38] Well, they have a sip, and go out in these cars –
|disc||disc||when conj||dat refl clt||sip 3pl pres P||this pl adj||light pl adj||car pl f|
87 (GK) OK, well, what were times like then? How did you live?
|good adv||and||what sg n interr||3sg impf cop||nom 2pl||how interr||how interr||live 2pl impf I|
88 (GK) What did you do back then when you were young?
|what sg n interr||do 2pl impf I||then adv||one sg n adj||time sg n||when conj||2pl impf cop||young pl adj|
89 (a) [3:48] Only on a holiday, only on Sundays, only on Sundays would we go out.
|only adv||on||holiday sg m||only adv||on||Sunday sg f||only adv||on||Sunday sg f||fut||go.out 1pl pres P|
90 (a) [3:57] Then we’d get together, the bachelors and the young girls,
|then adv||already adv||fut||acc refl clt||gather 1pl pres I||there adv||with||bachelor m pl||with||girl f pl|
91 (a) [4:00] whoever, on workdays, and we work.
|with||what sg n rel||3sg pres cop clt||on||workday sg m def||dat refl clt||work 1pl pres I|
92 (GK) Uh huh.
93 (a) [4:03] We wouldn’t go out anywhere.
|fut neg||neg||go.out 1pl pres I|
94 (GK) Well –
95 (a) [4:05] So, now, we’d put together work bees to spin in the evenings.
|and||hort||now adv||set.up 1pl impf I||work.bee pl f||comp||spin 1pl pres I||evening sg f|
96 (GK) What’s this “work bee”?
|what sg n interr||3sg pres cop clt||this sg n adj||work.bee sg f|
97 (a) [4:11] Well, we gather wood for a fire, the work bee happens nearby the house,
|disc||gather 1pl pres I||wood pl n||set.up 1pl pres P||ost||here adv||by||home adv||3sg impf cop||work.bee sg f def|
98 (a) [4:15] and we make a big fire, and we spin.
|hes||set.up 1pl pres P||one sg m adj||big sg m adj||fire sg m||and||nom 1pl||spin 1pl pres I|
99 (a) [4:19] And all the girls and their friends come to spin, and the bachelors come
|and||mother’s.cohort pl.t||spin 3pl pres I||there adv||sister.in.law’s.cohort pl.t||what rel||3sg pres cop clt||and||come 3pl pres I||bachelor pl m def|
100 (a) [4:23] and that’s where we did our courting, at the work bee.
|and||there adv||1pl pres aux clt||acc refl clt||look.over pl L.part I||at||work.bee sg f def|
101 (GK) What does that mean, you “do your courting”?
|what sg n interr||mean 3sg pres I||this sg n adj||comp||acc refl clt||look.over 2pl pres I|
102 (a) [4:27] Well, that’s where we decided who we liked, who we’d marry!
||disc||there adv||acc refl clt||take.liking 1pl pres I||comp||acc refl clt||marry 1pl pres I||disc|
103 (GK) Ah?
104 (a) [4:31] In the evenings, we’d sit at the work bees, how long – a month?
|evening sg f||evening sg f||at||work.bee sg f def||but||disc||how.much interr||one sg m adj||month sg m||interr clt|
105 (a) [4:36] Two months? How long did the work bees go on?
|two m||month ct m||interr clt||3sg impf cop||3pl impf cop||work.bee f def|
106 (b) [4:40] From the end of August up to ...
|end sg m def||of||August sg m||to|
107 (a) [4:41] Right.
108 (b) [4:41] ... the beginning of October.
|beginning sg n def||at||October sg m|
109 (a) [4:43] Yes, just that. That’s how they were –
|ost||now adv||exactly adv||ost||now adv||3pl impf cop|
110 (b) [4:45] September.
|September sg m|
111 (a) [4:45] the work bees, mostly.
|work.bee f def||most||many adv|
112 (GK) But in the dark, could you see one another [well enough] to take a liking to each other?
|disc||and||in||dark sg n def||can 2pl impf I||interr clt||comp||acc refl clt||see 2pl pres P||comp||acc refl clt||take.liking 2pl pres P|
113 (b) [4:49] [laughter]
114 (RA) [laughter]
115 (a) [4:50] [laughter] Some you saw, some you didn’t! [laughter]
|some sg n interr||hes||3pl pres aux clt||see pl L.part P||some sg n interr||3pl pres aux clt||neg||see pl L.part P|
116 (GK) So, OK. Once two young people take a liking, what happens after that?
|thus adv||good adv||and||when conj||acc refl clt||take.liking 3pl pres P||two an.num||young pl adj||what sg n interr||become 3sg pres I||after adv|
117 (a) [4:56] Well, if your father gives [consent] to the one who [asks for you]
|disc||if conj||acc 2sg clt||give 3sg pres P||father sg m def||to||this sg m adj||who sg m rel|
118 (a) [5:02] you’ll get married. If not, then you won’t.
|fut||acc refl clt||marry 2sg pres P||if conj||not||fut neg|
119 (GK) And how does that happen?
|and||how interr||become 3sg pres I|
120 (a) [5:05] If he says, “That’s not the one,” or find some fault with him,
|when conj||say 3sg pres P||fut neg||nom m 3sg||neg||3sg pres cop clt||find 3pl pres P||dat sg m clt||flaw sg m|
121 (a) [5:08] [and says] “He’s not for you, you’re not to marry him,”
|nom m 3sg||neg||3sg pres cop clt||for||acc 2sg||nom 2sg||fut neg||comp||acc m 3sg clt||take 2sg pres P|
122 (a) [5:10] then you’ll send him back and you’ll say to him, “I’m not going to marry you.”
|and||fut||acc m 3sg clt||return 2sg pres P||and||dat m 3sg clt||say 2sg pres P||that conj||fut neg||comp||acc 2sg clt||take 1sg pres P|
123 (GK) And what sort of fault would they most usually find?
|and||what.kind sg m adj||flaw sg m||dat m 3sg clt||find 3pl impf I||most||often adv|
124 (a) [5:16] Well, that he drinks, or else …
|disc||comp||drink 3sg pres I||something sg n||comp|
125 (GK) he’s a wife-beater,
|comp||beat 3sg pres I|
126 (a) [5:20] … that he beats people [laughter], as you say,
|comp||beat 3sg pres I||rel||say 2sg pres I|
127 (b) [5:21] [laughter]
128 (a) [5:22] he beats people. Well, my father says, “Here’s this young man,
|comp||beat 3sg pres I||and||and||hes||my sg m def adj||father sg m||when conj||say 3sg pres P||nom m 3sg||this sg n adj||boy sg n|
129 (a) [5:26] his father is no longer living, he works really well, he doesn’t drink,
|remain 3sg aor P||without||father sg m||and||dat sg refl||drive 3sg pres I||work sg f||well adv||and||neg||neg||drink 3sg pres I|
130 (a) [5:31] he doesn’t smoke – up till now hasn’t touched a drop, nor has he taken a puff.”
|neg||smoke 3sg pres I||to||now adv||neg||3sg pres aux clt||sip sg m L.part P||neither||and||comp||smoke 3sg pres I|
131 (GK) Aha.
132 (a) [5:36] But [these] young people now, I see [that] now and then …
|and||and||now adv||young def adj||look 1pl pres I||now.and.then adv|
133 (GK) they –
134 (a) [5:39] … they have a bit of drink and –
|dat refl clt||drink 3pl pres P||by||little adv||and||dat refl clt|
135 (GK) and have a –
|and||dat refl clt||
136 (a) [5:42] And when they get together with their friends,
|and||when inter.rel||acc refl clt||gather 3pl pres I||ost||thus adv||with||comrade m pl|
137 (GK) they go out and have a –
|do.thus 3pl pres I||dat refl clt||
138 (a) [5:48] And I …
139 (GK) What?
140 (a) [5:48] … have a son, I also have a granddaughter, an irreplaceable granddaughter.
|have 1sg pres I||son sg m||have 1sg pres I||and||granddaughter sg f||have 1sg pres I||and||granddaughter sg f||irreplaceable sg f adj|
141 (a) [5:54] They came yesterday. [They have] two little kids, they brought them yesterday.
|[...]||yesterday adv||dat refl clt||come 3pl aor I||two n||child pl n||pres exist||yesterday adv||acc 3pl clt||bring 3pl aor P|
142 (a) [6:00] It was very festive yesterday when they were here.
|3sg impf cop||very adv||joyful adv||yesterday adv||when conj||3pl impf cop||here adv|
143 (a) [6:03] But they couldn’t stay because they have a lot of work.
|but||hes||neg||can pres imprs||disc||still adv||have 3pl pres I||much adv||work sg f|
144 (GK) Where do they live?
|nom 3pl||where interr||live 3pl pres I|
145 (a) [6:10] Oh, they live in Chirpan, we’ve got a house in Chirpan.
|disc||hes||Chirpan sg m place||live 3pl pres I||Chirpan sg m place||house sg f||have 1pl pres I|
146 (GK) So, OK. These two young people like each other, and then what happens?
|thus adv||mean 3sg pres I||take.liking 3pl pres I||acc refl clt||two def an.num||young pl adj||and||after adv||what sg n interr||become 3sg pres I|
147 (a) [6:17] Then what happens?! We work! [There’s] work up to – up to your neck.
|disc||what sg n interr||become 3sg pres I||work 1pl pres I||work sg f||to||to||neck sg m def|
148 (b) [6:21] [unintelligible]
149 (GK) What, don’t they come to love each other?
|and||how interr||neg||acc refl clt||interr clt||love 3pl pres I|
150 (a) [6:22] Well, "what"! We’ll reap, and then we’ll plow, and then we’ll thresh –
|disc||how interr||disc||fut||reap 1pl pres I||disc||fut||plow 1pl pres I||disc||fut||thresh 1pl pres I|
151 (GK) But they want to get married before that! How does …
|but||nom 3pl||want 3pl pres I||comp||acc refl clt||marry 3pl pres P||before||this sg n adj||how interr||become 3sg pres I|
152 (a) [6:30] Ah –
153 (GK) … that whole business happen? Tell me – tell us [about it],
|entire sg n def adj||this sg n adj||thing sg n||comp||dat 1sg clt||comp||dat 1pl clt||tell 2sg pres P|
154 (GK) because we don’t know [about] it. So, the two young people take a liking at …
|because conj||nom 1pl||neg||acc n 3sg clt||know 1pl pres I||mean 3sg pres I||take.liking 3pl pres I||acc refl clt||two an.num||young pl adj||at|
155 (a) [6:35] Well –
156 (GK) … at the work bee,
|at||work.bee sg f def|
157 (a) [6:37] They take a liking to each other, [and] they send matchmakers [laughter].
|take.liking 3pl pres I||acc refl clt||send 3pl pres I||matchmaker m pl|
158 (GK) Who sends them?
|which sg m interr||acc 3pl clt||send 3sg pres I|
159 (a) [6:40] They would send matchmakers.
|send 3pl impf I||matchmaker m pl|
160 (GK) Who is it that says they want to marry?
|which sg m interr||say 3sg pres I||that conj||want 3pl pres I||comp||acc refl clt||marry 3pl pres I|
161 (a) [6:44] Well, who says?! Already when you’ve got …
|disc||which sg m interr||say 3sg pres I||hes||already adv||when conj||pres exist|
162 (GK) The boy?
|boy sg n def|
163 (a) [6:46] … some people who like some girl, and they send matchmakers. They send people to ask
|some pl adj||people||take.liking pl L.part P||some sg n adj||girl sg n||and||send 3pl pres I||matchmaker m pl||people||send 3pl pres P||comp||ask 3pl pres I|
164 (a) [6:52] the mother and father whether they will give the girl [in marriage]. And if they say
|mother sg f||dat f 3sg clt||father sg m||dat f 3sg clt||fut||acc n 3sg clt||give 3pl pres P||interr clt||and||nom 3pl||if conj||say 3pl pres P|
165 (a) [6:56] they’ll give her to them, then they conclude what they used to call the betrothal.
|fut||dat 3pl clt||acc n 3sg clt||give 3pl pres P||nom 3pl||make 3pl pres I||betrothal sg m||dat m 3sg clt||call 3pl impf I|
166 (GK) Aha, what is that?
||what sg n interr||3sg pres cop clt||nom n 3sg|
167 (a) [7:00] They make the betrothal. They lay down money, and gold stuff,
|make 3pl pres I||betrothal sg m||put 3pl pres I||money pl.t||put 3pl pres I||there adv||golden pl adj||thing pl f|
168 (GK) [and] a feather –
|feather sg n|
169 (a) [7:04] and they take it away.
|and||acc n 3sg clt||take 3pl pres P|
170 (GK) [and] a feather –
|feather sg n|
171 (a) [7:05] And when she accepts [the betrothal], then they’re engaged.
|and||nom f 3sg||when conj||acc m 3sg clt||accept 3sg pres P||and||already adv||[...]||betroth pl P.part I|
172 (a) [7:09] They go about now as an engaged couple, and then they do the wedding.
|go 3pl pres I||betroth pl P.part I||later adv||make 3pl pres P||wedding sg f|
173 (GK) Wait a minute! Tell [us] about the engagement, what is that?
|disc||wait sg imv I||now adv||say sg imv P||engagement sg m def||what sg n interr||represent 3sg pres I|
174 (a) [7:14] Well, what? They go over to the girl’s house, they pay lots of money.
|disc||what sg n interr||go 3pl pres P||to||acc 3pl||to||girl sg f def||give 3pl pres I||there adv||money pl.t||much adv|
175 (a) [7:19] First they’d pay a “wedding tax.” Right, Bonka?
|most||before adv||wedding.tax sg m||Bonka voc sg f name||interr||give 3pl impf I|
176 (b) [7:22] What?
|what sg n interr|
177 (a) [7:23] They called it “wedding tax”, the money they give to the father.
|wedding.tax sg m||dat m 3sg clt||call 3pl impf I||money pl.t||give 3pl pres I||to||father sg m def|
178 (GK) “Wedding tax”.
|wedding.tax sg m|
179 (b) [7:26] It’s like a betrothal.
|nom n 3sg||3sg pres cop clt||like||betrothal sg m|
180 (a) [7:27] Wedding tax.
|wedding.tax sg m|
181 (b) [7:27] I don’t know.
|nom 1sg||neg||know 1sg pres I|
182 (GK) A betrothal.
|betrothal sg m|
183 (a) [7:28] Yes. They pay [what] they call a wedding tax. It’s about 2,000 levs, [that] they bargain
|yes||give 3pl pres I||wedding.tax sg m||dat m 3sg clt||call 3pl pres I||hes||two f||thousand pl f||lev ct m||bargain 3pl pres I|
184 (a) [7:33] [for] there, they haggle [over it]. [laughter] I know that back then when [they bargained] for me –
|there adv||bargain 3pl pres I||know 1sg pres||that conj||one sg n adj||time sg n||when inter.rel||for||acc 1sg|
185 (a) [7:38] I have an uncle and my uncle [took my side], and they have their man, you know?
|hes||uncle sg m||pres exist||one sg m adj||uncle sg m||and||this pl adj||have 3pl pres I||ones.own sg m adj||person sg m||disc|
186 (a) [7:42] And they’ll do the bargaining. They say, “Well, our ‘flute’ is very nice.
|nom 3pl||fut||bargain 3pl pres I||nom 3pl||call 3pl pres I||excl||our sg f def adj||whistle sg f||3sg pres cop clt||nice sg f adj|
187 (a) [7:46] We want so much money for it. If you pay, then we’ll give it to you.
|nom 1pl||want 1pl pres I||hes||so.much adv||money pl.t||if conj||give 2pl pres P||fut||acc f 3sg clt||give 1pl pres P|
188 (a) [7:50] And if not, [laughter] then we won’t.” And that’s how it was back then.
|if conj||not||fut neg||disc||thus adv||3sg impf cop||one sg n adj||time sg n|
189 (GK) And they – what …
|and||nom 3pl||what sg n interr|
190 (a) [7:54] Well,
191 (GK) … do the others answer?
|answer 3pl pres I||other def pl adj|
192 (a) [7:56] The mother and father stay quiet, and those others, the father-in-law and mother-in-law,
|hes||mother sg f def||and||father sg m def||be.quiet 3pl pres I||and||that pl adj||father.in.law sg m def||and||mother.in.law sg f|
193 (a) [7:59] those ones stay quiet too, while they (= the matchmakers) bargain.
|that pl adj||and||nom 3pl||be.quiet 3pl pres I||nom 3pl||fut||bargain 3pl pres I|
194 (GK) Only –
195 (a) [8:03] And then they say, “OK, that’s enough,” they say.
|when conj||say 3pl pres P||disc||suffice 3pl pres I||this pl adj||money pl.t||nom 3pl||call 3pl pres I|
196 (a) [8:05] “We’ll pay this much. We’ll pay this much – this much more.”
|and||so.much adv||money pl.t||fut||give 1pl pres P||ost||so.much adv||money pl.t||fut||give 1pl pres P||still adv||give 1pl pres P|
197 (a) [8:10] It’s like for cattle, you know? Just like they would bargain for cattle,
|like||livestock sg m||disc||livestock sg m def||how inter.rel||bargain 3pl impf I|
198 (RA) [laughter]
199 (a) [8:12] that’s how they bargained over us!
|and||acc 1pl||thus adv||bargain 3pl impf I|
200 (b) [8:14] [laughter]
201 (RA) Ah!
202 (GK) And did the father ever say, “I don’t have any animals for sale” ?
|and||father sg m def||some sg m adj||time sg m||neg||say 3sg impf I||interr clt||nom 1sg||not.have 1sg pres I||animal sg n||for||sell sg f P.part P|
203 (RA) [laughter]
204 (GK) [laughter]
205 (b) [8:21] Ah, no. They would give her.
|disc||no||give 3pl impf I||acc f 3sg clt|
206 (a) [8:23] Well, they’d say that. They’d say, “We’re not giving her up,
|disc||hes||say 3pl impf I||disc||call 3pl pres I||disc||neg||acc f 3sg clt||give 1pl pres I|
207 (a) [8:27] we’re not giving her here.” They’d find some fault – “We’re not giving her up” –
|neg||acc n 3sg clt||give 1pl pres I||here adv||something sg n||find 3pl pres P||flaw sg m||neg||acc f 3sg clt||give 1pl pres I|
208 (a) [8:31] and they go back, they’re in a rush to get away. The girl [stays], and they leave.
|and||nom 3pl||acc refl clt||return 3pl pres P||hurry 3pl pres I||dat refl clt||go 3pl pres P||girl sg f def||and||dat refl clt||go.out 3pl pres I|