1 (a) [0:00] Back then, when I had finished school in ’fifty-three
|one sg n adj||time sg n||when rel||finish 1sg aor P||school sg n def||fifty||and||third sg f adj|
2 (a) [0:02] [or] fifty-four, we were very poor.
|fifty||and||fourth sg f adj||year sg f||1pl impf cop||very adv||poor pl adj|
3 (a) [0:07] [When] we heard good money would be paid in the village of Resen near Tǔrnovo,
|hear 1pl aor P||much adv||money pl.t||fut||acc refl clt||give 3sg pres I||in||village sg n||Resen sg m place||Tŭrnovo sg n adj|
4 (a) [0:10] we set out [for there together] with my father and my sister. We went there
|depart 1pl aor P||with||father sg m||dat 1sg clt||with||sister sg f||dat 1sg clt||go 1pl aor P||there adv|
5 (a) [0:13] general labor work in the collective farm – to pick cotton,
|comp||work 1sg pres I||general sg f adj||work sg f||in||T.K.Z.S. sg n def||comp||gather 1pl pres I||cotton sg m|
6 (a) [0:19] to pick okra, to shuck corn, [etc.] The next day [there] came
|comp||gather 1pl pres I||okra sg f||comp||peel 1pl pres I||corncob pl m||on||second sg m def adj||day sg m||come 3sg aor P|
7 (a) [0:24] a man [who] appeared to have heard there were people from the village
|one sg m adj||person sg m||understand sg m L.part P||that conj||pres exist||people pl||from||village sg n|
8 (a) [0:28] General Nikolaevo village, near Plovdiv. So he came to see us,
|General Nikolaevo sg n place||Plovdiv sg n adj||and||come 3sg aor P||by||dat 1pl|
9 (a) [0:32] and began to interrogate me: where we’re from, what sort [of people] we are.
|begin 3sg aor P||comp||acc 1sg clt||interrogate 3sg pres I||from||where interr||1pl pres cop clt||what.kind pl adj||1pl pres cop clt|
10 (a) [0:35] We received him, entertained him, treated him to wine
|nom 1pl||acc m 3sg clt||receive 1pl aor I||entertain 1pl aor I||acc m 3sg clt||treat 1pl aor I||acc m 3sg clt||with||there adv||with||wine sg n|
11 (a) [0:39] such as we had. Two or three days went by [and then] he came again to see
|as rel||impf exist||pass 3pl aor P||two m||three||day ct m||again adv||come 3sg aor P||comp||look 3sg pres I|
12 (a) [0:43] what we are doing. We sat down at the table to eat
|what sg n interr||do 1pl pres I||sit.down 1pl aor P||at||table sg f def||there adv||comp||eat 1pl pres I||at||table sg f def|
13 (a) [0:49] and he said, “Listen, I don’t know how to say this [but] I thought
|and||nom m 3sg||say 3sg pres I||listen pl imv I||what sg n interr||fut||dat 2pl clt||say 1sg pres P||nom 1sg||think 1sg impf I|
14 (a) [0:54] that you Catholics were… I’ve heard about you, [I’ve heard] that you eat
|that conj||nom 2pl||Catholic pl m def||2pl pres cop clt||hear sg m L.part I||1sg pres aux clt||for||acc 2pl||that conj||eat 2pl pres I|
15 (a) [0:58] people alive, because [it’s known] you’ve been eating turtles there.”
|living pl adj||people pl||because conj||2pl pres aux clt||eat pl L.part.impf I||there adv||turtle pl f def|
16 (a) [1:03] And we were astounded when he just upped and said such things about us.
|and||nom 1pl||acc refl clt||wonder 1pl aor P||when conj||take 3sg aor P||comp||
||narrate 3sg pres I||thus adv||for||dat 1pl|
17 (a) [1:06] We were amazed, and said “How can [you think] that we eat people alive?
|wonder 1pl aor P||acc refl clt||say 1pl pres I||how interr||can pres imprs||comp||eat 1pl pres I||living pl adj||people pl|
18 (a) [1:10] It’s been three or four days that you’ve been with us, and you’ve see
|disc||happen 3sg pres I||three||four||day ct m||2sg pres cop clt||by||dat 1pl||notice 2sg pres I|
19 (a) [1:13] what we do, how we work, how we behave with folk.”
|what sg n interr||do 1pl pres I||how interr||work 1sg pres I||how interr||acc refl clt||behave 1pl pres I||with||people pl def|
20 (a) [1:17] And he said, “[Yes,] what they say [about you], well, it isn’t true.”
|and||say 3sg pres I||this pl adj||which sg n rel adj||acc refl clt||narrate 3sg pres I||mean 3sg pres I||neg||3sg pres cop clt||truth sg f|
21 (a) [1:21] The next day he came again, and found us out there in the field
|to||next sg m def adj||day sg m||again adv||come 3sg aor P||encounter 3sg aor P||acc 1pl clt||at||block sg m def||there adv|
22 (a) [1:24] where we were picking cotton. I was the smallest, but I [was the one who] picked
|that conj||gather 1pl pres I||cotton sg m||nom 1sg||1sg impf cop||most||little sg f def adj||but||gather 1sg impf I|
23 (a) [1:27] the most kilos [of cotton]. He said, “Well look at you, you’re as tiny
|most||much adv||kilogram pl m||say 3sg pres I||adrs||nom 2sg||what.kind sg f adj||2sg pres cop clt||little sg f adj|
24 (a) [1:31] as a peanut and yet you pick the most kilos [of cotton].
|as||small.peanut sg n||disc||but||most||much adv||kilogram pl m||gather 2sg pres I|
25 (a) [1:34] How old are you?” And I upped and said to him that
|to||how.many interr||2sg pres cop clt||year pl f||nom 1sg||take 1sg aor P||comp||dat m 3sg clt||say 1sg pres I||that conj|
26 (a) [1:37] there were eight of us children, mother and father, very poor and with no property,
|eight||child pl n||1pl pres cop clt||to||mother sg f||and||to||father acc sg m||poverty sg f||poverty sg f|
27 (a) [1:41] and that times [like these] drove us to come all the way here to work.
|bring 3sg aor P||acc 1sg clt||time sg f def||even adv||here adv||comp||come 1pl pres P||comp||work 1sg pres I|
28 (a) [1:45] We found a safe haven here, good people, they accepted me, and we work here now.
|find 1pl aor P||shelter sg n||here adv||good pl adj||people pl||accept 3pl aor P||acc 1sg clt||work 1sg pres I||here adv||now adv|
29 (a) [1:51] We’re thinking that in the future we [might] come again this way
|think 1pl pres I||for||ahead adv||again adv||comp||thus adv||again adv||comp||come 1pl pres P|
30 (a) [1:54] if they invite me, if they like me. And he said,
|if conj||acc 1sg clt||summon 3pl pres P||disc||if conj||acc 1sg clt||like 3pl pres P||nom m 3sg||say 3sg pres I|
31 (a) [1:58] “Oh yes they like you, you people, because you work, you work really hard.”
|excl||like 3pl pres I||acc 2pl clt||people pl def||because conj||work 2pl pres I||labor 2pl pres I||acc refl clt|
32 (VZh) [Can you count to ten please?]
33 (a) [2:04] One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten. O.K.
|one sg n adj||two n||three||four||five||six||seven||eight||nine||ten||good adv|
34 (VZh) [Tell me about your life.]
35 (a) [2:14] I was born in nineteen thirty-eight
|nom 1sg||1sg pres cop clt||bear sg f P.part P||thousand sg f||nine.hundred||and||thirty||and||eighth sg f adj||year sg f|
36 (a) [2:19] into a poor family. We were eight children: I was the seventh
|in||poor sg n adj||family sg n||eight||child pl n||1pl pres cop clt||nom 1sg||1sg pres cop clt||seventh sg f def|
37 (a) [2:24] I married a poor boy in [nineteen] fifty-nine.
|marry 1sg aor P||acc refl clt||for||one sg n adj||poor sg n adj||boy sg n||fifty||and||ninth sg f def adj||year sg f|
38 (a) [2:29] [When] I met him he only had a father, his mother had died.
|find 1sg aor P||acc m 3sg clt||only adv||with||father sg m||dat m 3sg clt||mother sg f||dat m 3sg clt||die sg f L.part P|
39 (a) [2:33] [He lived] with three sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law [who] was married
|with||three||sister.in.law pl f||and||one sg m adj||brother.in.law sg m||brother.in.law sg m def||dat 1sg clt||3sg impf cop||marry sg m P.part P|
40 (a) [2:39] to my sister, [and] I to his brother. [So] we ended up as [both] two sisters,
|for||my sg f adj||sister sg f||nom 1sg||for||his sg m def adj||brother sg m||become 1pl aor P||sister pl f|
41 (a) [2:43] [and] two sisters-in-law. We got on well, we lived together three or four years.
|two f||sister.in.law pl f||understand 1pl impf I||acc refl clt||live 1pl impf I||together adv||three||four||year pl f|
42 (a) [2:50] In the fifth year each of us went our own way.
|in||fifth sg f def||year sg f||each sg m adj||acc refl clt||find 3sg aor P||one's.own sg m def adj||way sg m|
43 (a) [2:54] My sister bought herself a plot of land and built a house,
|sister sg f||dat 1sg clt||dat refl clt||buy 3sg aor P||yard sg m||make 3sg pres P||dat refl clt||house sg f|
44 (a) [2:57] [but] we stayed in the old homestead with my father-in-law.
|nom 1pl||dat refl clt||remain 1pl aor P||in||old sg m def adj||yard sg m||with||father.in.law sg m def|
45 (a) [3:00] We found husbands for my sisters-in-law; they each set up their own households.,
|marry 1pl aor P||sister.in.law pl f def||settle.down 3pl aor P||acc refl clt||and||nom 3pl|
46 (a) [3:05] We lived well. I have two sons.
|well adv||live 1pl pres I||have 1sg pres I||dat refl clt||two m an.num||son ct m|