Stakevci 3

1 (a) [0:01]      I don’t mix my [local] speech [with any other type]. When I go there, I speak

nom 1sg
neg
mix 1sg pres I speech acc sg f def
nom 1sg
when conj
go 1sg pres P there adv
nom 1sg
dat refl clt
speak 1sg pres I

2 (a) [0:04]      the way I [always do], and my children are accustomed [to that]. My grandchildren

how interr
dat refl clt
nom 1sg
and
child pl n def
dat 1sg clt
accustom pl L.part P grandchild pl n def

3 (a) [0:09]      [when] I’m looking after them – they[‘ll say] “Granny, say this [word] to us,

nom 1sg
dat refl clt
acc 3pl clt
here adv look.after 1sg impf I
and
nom 3pl grandmother voc sg f adrs this sg n adj
dat 1pl clt
say sg imv P

4 (a) [0:13]      Granny, say that [word] to us,” and I say it to them. And when I went there

grandmother voc sg f adrs that sg n adj
dat 1pl clt
say sg imv P
nom 1sg
dat 3pl clt
say 1sg pres I
and
when conj
go 1sg aor P there adv

5 (a) [0:16]      they like that. They get a group together and carry on in the Stakevtsi dialect.

nom 3pl
dat 3pl clt
and
pleasing adv
and
gather 3pl pres P group acc sg f def
and
drive 3pl pres P
by
Stakevtsi.manner adv

6 (RA)       Hm – hm, hm.

bkch

7 (a) [0:21]      Their mother scolds them, [she says], “Don’t [be] like that, children.

mother f sg
dat 3pl clt
acc refl clt
scold 3sg pres I pl neg hort son voc sg m thus adv adrs
dat refl clt
nom 2pl

8 (a) [0:25]      Speak the way we talk around here!” “No,” [they say], “we’ll do it like this.”

speak pl imv I as here adv rel
dat refl clt
speak 1pl pres I no nom 1pl
fut
thus adv

9 (a) [0:30]      And one time one of my grandsons didn’t know his lesson [at school].

and
one sg m adj time sg m
hes
one sg m def adj grandson sg m
dat 1sg clt
neg
3sg pres aux clt
dat refl clt
know sg m L.part I lesson sg m def

10 (a) [0:36]      And the teacher tried to make him recite the lesson, but he was silent.

and
teacher sg f def
acc m 3sg clt
drive sg f L.part I
comp
comp
dat refl clt
tell 3sg pres P lesson sg m def nom m 3sg be.quiet 3sg pres I

11 (a) [0:41]      She prodded him again, and he remained silent. [Then] she said,

nom f 3sg
acc m 3sg clt
again adv push sg f L.part P nom m 3sg
dat refl clt
be.quiet 3sg pres I nom f 3sg say sg f L.part P

12 (a) [0:45]      “Rumen, don’t you know how to talk?” And he said, “I’ll talk

Rumen voc sg m name know.how 2sg pres I
interr clt
comp
speak 2sg pres I
and
nom m 3sg say sg m L.part P
fut
comp
speak 1sg pres I

13 (a) [0:53]      but [only] if you can solve a riddle for me,

but
if conj
can 2sg pres I nom 2sg
for
acc 1sg
comp
guess 2sg pres P riddle acc sg f def

14 (RA)       [laughter]

15 (a) [0:58]      then I will continue. And if you can’t, then I will write down

fut
comp
[...]
continue 1sg pres P
if conj
interr clt
not
but
fut
write 1sg pres P
nom 1sg

16 (a) [1:03]      a failing mark for you.” So the woman said, “OK, but [first] give me your school card

for
acc 2sg after adv failing.mark acc sg f nom f 3sg woman sg f def say sg f L.part P good adv but give sg imv P
dat refl clt
report.card sg m def

17 (a) [1:11]      so – so I can record an “F” for you because you didn’t know the lesson."

comp
comp
dat 2sg clt
write 1sg pres P two f because conj
dat refl clt
neg
know 2sg aor I lesson sg m def

18 (a) [1:15]      But he said, “I’ll give you my school card when you solve [the riddle]

but
nom m 3sg say sg m L.part P
fut
dat 2sg clt
give 1sg pres P report.card sg m def
when conj
nom 2sg when conj guess 2sg pres P

19 (a) [1:19]      for me, otherwise I’m going to put a mark for you in the school card.”

for
acc 1sg
disc
comp
neg
write 1sg pres P
nom 1sg
for
acc 2sg
on
report.card sg m def

20 (RA)       Hm

bkch

21 (a) [1:25]      And she said, “OK, tell me what it’s about.” And he said,

and
nom f 3sg say sg f L.part P good adv say sg imv P what sg n interr
3sg pres cop clt
and
nom m 3sg say sg m L.part P

22 (a) [1:29]      “You [need] to tell me what that [phrase] kotel’ač i gruvel’ač means.” [So] she, the woman –

fut
dat 1sg clt
tell 2sg pres P what sg n interr
3sg pres cop clt
this sg n adj mess sg m
and
wreckage sg m nom f 3sg woman sg f def

23 (c)       [unintelligible]

24 (a) [1:36]      She, the woman –

nom f 3sg woman sg f def

25 (c)       [unintelligible]

26 (a) [1:38]      said, “OK.” And that evening when she went home, she got out the dictionary

say sg f L.part P good adv
when conj
dat refl clt
go sg f L.part P evening acc sg f def
to
house sg m
and
take sg f L.part P dictionary sg m

27 (a) [1:43]      so as to be, you know, more scientific about it. She said she read, and read, and read.

interr there adv rel
more
scientific adv read sg f L.part.impf I read sg f L.part.impf I read sg f L.part.impf I

28 (a) [1:49]      “All night long,” she said, “I was sitting [there reading] and I couldn’t find

whole acc sg f adj night sg f 1sg pres aux clt sit sg f L.part I
and
neg
1sg pres aux clt
neg
can 1sg pres I
comp
find 1sg pres P

29 (a) [1:52]      the phrase ‘kotel’ač i gruvel’ač."

such sg m adj mess sg m
and
wreckage sg m

30 (b) [1:53]      And [the word] sŭkotelitsa.

and
disorder sg f

31 (a) [1:55]      Sŭkotelitsa [yes], and also another one; he said two [words]. So, OK.

and
disorder sg f
and
still adv one sg n adj two n say sg m L.part P good adv

32 (a) [2:01]      But she met his mother the next morning, she came [to her] and said, “Lenče …"

but
nom f 3sg morning sg n def meet sg f L.part P
dat m 3sg clt
mother sg f go sg f L.part P
and
say sg f L.part P Lenche sg f name

33 (e) [2:05]      I’m down here!

nom 1sg
1sg pres aux clt down adv here adv

34 (a) [2:05]      "… your pupil …"

your sg m def adj pupil sg m

35 (c) [2:06]      OK, come [over] to drink [a glass] of rakiya.

good adv hort drink sg imv I one f sg adj rakiya sg f

36 (a) [2:06]      "… didn’t know his lesson …"

neg
know 3sg aor I
dat refl clt
lesson sg m def

37 (e) [2:07]      What?

disc

38 (a) [2:08]      "… and he gave me this task, something …"

and
dat 1sg clt
3sg pres aux clt
assign sg m L.part P something sg n

39 (e) [2:10]      I’m leaving.

nom 1sg
fut
run 1sg pres I

40 (a) [2:10]      "… that I [need to] say."

comp
say 1sg pres P

41 (c) [2:10]      You’re in line for rakiya, you know.

nom 2sg
2sg pres aux clt
dat refl clt
already adv set.up sg m L.part P
for
this acc sg f adj rakiya acc sg f

42 (a) [2:11]      "But I couldn’t …"

but
nom 1sg
neg
can 1sg pres I

43 (e) [2:11]      What?

disc

44 (a) [2:12]      "… figure out the answer to the riddle."

comp
dat m 3sg clt
guess 1sg pres P

45 (c) [2:12]      You’re in line for rakiya.

set.up sg m L.part P
2sg pres aux clt
for
this acc sg f adj rakiya acc sg f

46 (a) [2:13]      "And [now] he’s going to write down a failing grade for me.

and
fut
dat 1sg clt
write 3sg pres P nom m 3sg
for
acc 1sg two f

47 (a) [2:15]      So tell me, is this some sort of Stakevtsi word? It’s not a Kubrat word.”

adrs
dat 1sg clt
say sg imv P this sg f adj of.Stakevtsi sg f adj something sg n word sg f
neg
3sg pres cop clt
of.Kubrat sg f adj

48 (e) [2:19]      Yes?

yes

49 (a) [2:20]      And …

and

50 (c) [2:20]      Yes.

yes

51 (a) [2:21]      … she got to [be friends] …

nom f 3sg
acc refl clt
begin sg f L.part P

52 (c) [2:22]      Hey no, I’ll bring him a chair from over there.

no
adrs
nom m 3sg
nom 1sg
fut
dat n 3sg clt
bring 1sg pres P chair sg m
from
there adv

53 (a) [2:22]      … with her. [It’s] my daughter [you know].

with
acc f 3sg nom f 3sg 3sg impf cop daughter sg f
dat 1sg clt
3sg pres cop clt

54 (c) [2:25]      Sit [there], I’ll bring him a chair from outside.

sit sg imv I
from
outside adv
fut
dat n 3sg clt
bring 1sg pres P chair sg m

55 (a) [2:25]      She’s smiling and cheerful. That’s how she was.

smile sg f P.part P
and
cheerful sg f adj 3sg impf cop thus adv

56 (c) [2:27]      Please, have a seat.

please sg hort sit sg imv P

57 (a) [2:28]      [And] she said…

say sg f L.part P

58 (e) [2:29]      Right [here], in your place?

and
exactly adv
in
your sg n def adj place sg n

59 (c) [2:30]      Right [here] in mine.

exactly
in
my sg n def adj

60 (a) [2:30]      “That’s a Stakevtsi word.

that sg n adj
3sg pres cop clt
of.Stakevtsi sg f adj word sg f

61 (e) [2:32]      [unintelligible]

62 (c) [2:32]      Who took the chair [that was] here?

who sg m
acc m 3sg clt
take 3sg aor P here adv chair sg m def

63 (a) [2:32]      That’s why you’d never be able to guess [what it means].

for
that sg n adj nom 2sg
neg
can 2sg pres I guess 2sg pres P never adv

64 (e) [2:34]      [unintelligible]

65 (a) [2:35]      It’s, you know, when a person falls down he gets all messed up

disc interr person sg m
when conj
fall 3sg pres P nom m 3sg
acc refl clt
mess.up 3sg pres P

66 (a) [2:38]      and crashes to the ground. So you see, it [means] mess and wreckage.”

and
[...]
and
acc refl clt
crash sg m L.part P on.ground adv ost
dat 2sg clt
mess sg m
and
wreckage sg m
1 (a) [0:01]       jà ne mèšam uratùtu jà kat otìdem tàm jà si oràtim

         I don’t mix my [local] speech [with any other type]. When I go there, I speak


2 (a) [0:04]       kò si jà i decàta mi svìknuli unùčetata

         the way I [always do], and my children are accustomed [to that]. My grandchildren


3 (a) [0:09]       jà si i tùj čùvaše i onì bàbo dè tòj ni kažì

         [when] I’m looking after them – they[‘ll say] “Granny, say this [word] to us,


4 (a) [0:13]       bàbo dè onòj ni kažì jà im kazùem i kat otìdo tàm

         Granny, say that [word] to us,” and I say it to them. And when I went there


5 (a) [0:16]       onì i pak mìlo ta zbèru družìnutu i kàru po stàk’ovski

         they like that. They get a group together and carry on in the Stakevtsi dialect.


6 (RA)       hm.hm.hm

         Hm – hm, hm.


7 (a) [0:21]       màti im se kàra nemòjte sìne tekà dè si vì

         Their mother scolds them, [she says], “Don’t [be] like that, children.


8 (a) [0:25]       oratète kako tùj štò si oràtimo nè mì če tekà

         Speak the way we talk around here!” “No,” [they say], “we’ll do it like this.”


9 (a) [0:30]       i edɤ̀n pùt ə edɤ̀nijɤt unùk mi ne è si znàl uròkɤt

         And one time one of my grandsons didn’t know his lesson [at school].


10 (a) [0:36]       i učìtelkata ga karàla da da si raskàže uròkət òn mirùe

         And the teacher tried to make him recite the lesson, but he was silent.


11 (a) [0:41]       onà ga pàk poteràla òn si mirùe onà reklà

         She prodded him again, and he remained silent. [Then] she said,


12 (a) [0:45]       rùmene ùmeš li da govòriš a òn rekɤ̀l če da oràtim

         “Rumen, don’t you know how to talk?” And he said, “I’ll talk


13 (a) [0:53]       amà ako mòš tì na mèn da odgɤ̀tneš gàtankutu

         but [only] if you can solve a riddle for me,


14 (RA)       [laughter]

         [laughter]


15 (a) [0:58]       če da o prodḷžìm ako li nè ama če pìšem jà

         then I will continue. And if you can’t, then I will write down


16 (a) [1:03]       na tèbe pòsle dvòjku onà ženàta reklà dobrè amà dàj si belèžnika

         a failing mark for you.” So the woman said, “OK, but [first] give me your school card


17 (a) [1:11]       da da ti pìšem dvè štò si ne znajà uròkɤt

         so – so I can record an “F” for you because you didn’t know the lesson."


18 (a) [1:15]       a òn rekɤ̀l če ti dadèm belèžnikət kat tì kakò odgɤ̀tneš

         But he said, “I’ll give you my school card when you solve [the riddle]


19 (a) [1:19]       na mène ta da ne pìšem jà na tèbe na belèžnikɤt

         for me, otherwise I’m going to put a mark for you in the school card.”


20 (RA)       m

         Hm


21 (a) [1:25]       i onà reklà dobrè kažì kakvò e a òn rekɤ̀l

         And she said, “OK, tell me what it’s about.” And he said,


22 (a) [1:29]       če mi kàžeš kakvò e tòj kotel’àč’ i gruvel’àč’ onà ženàta

         “You [need] to tell me what that [phrase] kotel’ač i gruvel’ač means.” [So] she, the woman –


23 (c)       [unintelligible]

         [unintelligible]


24 (a) [1:36]       onà ženàta

         She, the woman –


25 (c)       [unintelligible]

         [unintelligible]


26 (a) [1:38]       reklà dobrè kat si ošlà večertùtu u dòm i uzèla rèčnik

         said, “OK.” And that evening when she went home, she got out the dictionary


27 (a) [1:43]       nelì tàm štò po naùčno četèla četèla četèla

         so as to be, you know, more scientific about it. She said she read, and read, and read.


28 (a) [1:49]       cèlu nòč sɤm sedèla i ne sɤ̀m ne mòg da nàjdem

         “All night long,” she said, “I was sitting [there reading] and I couldn’t find


29 (a) [1:52]       tekvòj kotel’àč i gruvel’àč

         the phrase ‘kotel’ač i gruvel’ač."


30 (b) [1:53]       i sɤkotèlica

         And [the word] sŭkotelitsa.


31 (a) [1:55]       i sɤkotèlica i òšte ednò dvè kazàl dobrè

         Sŭkotelitsa [yes], and also another one; he said two [words]. So, OK.


32 (a) [2:01]       ama onà jutròto srètla mu màter išlà pa reklà lènče

         But she met his mother the next morning, she came [to her] and said, “Lenče …"


33 (e) [2:05]       jà sɤm oddòlu tùka

         I’m down here!


34 (a) [2:05]       tvòja učenìk

         "… your pupil …"


35 (c) [2:06]       dobrè jàla pìj ednà rakìja

         OK, come [over] to drink [a glass] of rakiya.


36 (a) [2:06]       ne znajà si uròkɤt

         "… didn’t know his lesson …"


37 (e) [2:07]       à

         What?


38 (a) [2:08]       i mi e zadàl nèšto

         "… and he gave me this task, something …"


39 (e) [2:10]       jà če bègam

         I’m leaving.


40 (a) [2:10]       da kàžem

         "… that I [need to] say."


41 (c) [2:10]       tì si si vèče zaredìl za tùj rekìju

         You’re in line for rakiya, you know.


42 (a) [2:11]       ama jà ne mòg

         "But I couldn’t …"


43 (e) [2:11]       à

         What?


44 (a) [2:12]       da mu odgɤ̀tnem

         "… figure out the answer to the riddle."


45 (c) [2:12]       zaredìl si za tùj rekìju

         You’re in line for rakiya.


46 (a) [2:13]       i če mi pìše òn na mène dvè

         "And [now] he’s going to write down a failing grade for me.


47 (a) [2:15]       dè mi kažì tàja stàk’ovska nèšto dùma ne è kubràtska

         So tell me, is this some sort of Stakevtsi word? It’s not a Kubrat word.”


48 (e) [2:19]       da

         Yes?


49 (a) [2:20]       i

         And …


50 (c) [2:20]       da

         Yes.


51 (a) [2:21]       onà se zavanùla

         … she got to [be friends] …


52 (c) [2:22]       nè be òn jà če mu donesèm stòl ot tàm

         Hey no, I’ll bring him a chair from over there.


53 (a) [2:22]       s nèja onà bèše dɤšterà mi e

         … with her. [It’s] my daughter [you know].


54 (c) [2:25]       sèdi od vɤ̀nka če mu donesèm stòl

         Sit [there], I’ll bring him a chair from outside.


55 (a) [2:25]       nasmèjana i vèsela bèše tekà

         She’s smiling and cheerful. That’s how she was.


56 (c) [2:27]       zapov’àdaj sednì

         Please, have a seat.


57 (a) [2:28]       reklà

         [And] she said…


58 (e) [2:29]       a bàš na tvòjto mèsto

         Right [here], in your place?


59 (c) [2:30]       bàš na mòjto

         Right [here] in mine.


60 (a) [2:30]       tòj e stàk’ovska dùma

         “That’s a Stakevtsi word.


61 (e) [2:32]       [unintelligible]

         [unintelligible]


62 (c) [2:32]       kòj ga zè tùka stòlɤt

         Who took the chair [that was] here?


63 (a) [2:32]       za tòj tì ne mòš odgɤ̀tneš nìkada

         That’s why you’d never be able to guess [what it means].


64 (e) [2:34]       [unintelligible]

         [unintelligible]


65 (a) [2:35]       tò nelì čovèk kat pàdne òn se skotèl’a

         It’s, you know, when a person falls down he gets all messed up


66 (a) [2:38]       i gru i se zgruvelisàl nàzɤm tè ti skotel’àč i gruvel’àč

         and crashes to the ground. So you see, it [means] mess and wreckage.”


1 (a) [0:01]       йа̀ не мѐшам урату̀ту йа̀ кат отѝдем та̀м йа̀ си ора̀тим

2 (a) [0:04]       ко̀ си йа̀ и деца̀та ми свѝкнули уну̀четата

3 (a) [0:09]       йа̀ си и ту̀й чу̀ваше и онѝ ба̀бо дѐ то̀й ни кажѝ

4 (a) [0:13]       ба̀бо дѐ оно̀й ни кажѝ йа̀ им казу̀ем и кат отѝдо та̀м

5 (a) [0:16]       онѝ и пак мѝло та збѐру дружѝнуту и ка̀ру по ста̀к’овски

6 (RA)       hм.hм.hм

7 (a) [0:21]       ма̀ти им се ка̀ра немо̀йте сѝне тека̀ дѐ си вѝ

8 (a) [0:25]       оратѐте како ту̀й што̀ си ора̀тимо нѐ мѝ че тека̀

9 (a) [0:30]       и едъ̀н пу̀т ə едъ̀нийът уну̀к ми не ѐ си зна̀л уро̀кът

10 (a) [0:36]       и учѝтелката га кара̀ла да да си раска̀же уро̀кəт о̀н миру̀е

11 (a) [0:41]       она̀ га па̀к потера̀ла о̀н си миру̀е она̀ рекла̀

12 (a) [0:45]       ру̀мене у̀меш ли да гово̀риш а о̀н рекъ̀л че да ора̀тим

13 (a) [0:53]       ама̀ ако мо̀ш тѝ на мѐн да одгъ̀тнеш га̀танкуту

14 (RA)       [смях]

15 (a) [0:58]       че да о продл̥жѝм ако ли нѐ ама че пѝшем йа̀

16 (a) [1:03]       на тѐбе по̀сле дво̀йку она̀ жена̀та рекла̀ добрѐ ама̀ да̀й си белѐжника

17 (a) [1:11]       да да ти пѝшем двѐ што̀ си не знайа̀ уро̀кът

18 (a) [1:15]       а о̀н рекъ̀л че ти дадѐм белѐжникəт кат тѝ како̀ одгъ̀тнеш

19 (a) [1:19]       на мѐне та да не пѝшем йа̀ на тѐбе на белѐжникът

20 (RA)       м

21 (a) [1:25]       и она̀ рекла̀ добрѐ кажѝ какво̀ е а о̀н рекъ̀л

22 (a) [1:29]       че ми ка̀жеш какво̀ е то̀й котел’а̀ч’ и грувел’а̀ч’ она̀ жена̀та

23 (c)       [неразбрано]

24 (a) [1:36]       она̀ жена̀та

25 (c)       [неразбрано]

26 (a) [1:38]       рекла̀ добрѐ кат си ошла̀ вечерту̀ту у до̀м и узѐла рѐчник

27 (a) [1:43]       нелѝ та̀м што̀ по нау̀чно четѐла четѐла четѐла

28 (a) [1:49]       цѐлу но̀ч съм седѐла и не съ̀м не мо̀г да на̀йдем

29 (a) [1:52]       текво̀й котел’а̀ч и грувел’а̀ч

30 (b) [1:53]       и съкотѐлица

31 (a) [1:55]       и съкотѐлица и о̀ште едно̀ двѐ каза̀л добрѐ

32 (a) [2:01]       ама она̀ йутро̀то срѐтла му ма̀тер ишла̀ па рекла̀ лѐнче

33 (e) [2:05]       йа̀ съм оддо̀лу ту̀ка

34 (a) [2:05]       тво̀йа ученѝк

35 (c) [2:06]       добрѐ йа̀ла пѝй една̀ ракѝйа

36 (a) [2:06]       не знайа̀ си уро̀кът

37 (e) [2:07]       а̀

38 (a) [2:08]       и ми е зада̀л нѐшто

39 (e) [2:10]       йа̀ че бѐгам

40 (a) [2:10]       да ка̀жем

41 (c) [2:10]       тѝ си си вѐче заредѝл за ту̀й рекѝйу

42 (a) [2:11]       ама йа̀ не мо̀г

43 (e) [2:11]       а̀

44 (a) [2:12]       да му одгъ̀тнем

45 (c) [2:12]       заредѝл си за ту̀й рекѝйу

46 (a) [2:13]       и че ми пѝше о̀н на мѐне двѐ

47 (a) [2:15]       дѐ ми кажѝ та̀йа ста̀к’овска нѐшто ду̀ма не ѐ кубра̀тска

48 (e) [2:19]       да

49 (a) [2:20]       и

50 (c) [2:20]       да

51 (a) [2:21]       она̀ се завану̀ла

52 (c) [2:22]       нѐ бе о̀н йа̀ че му донесѐм сто̀л от та̀м

53 (a) [2:22]       с нѐйа она̀ бѐше дъштера̀ ми е

54 (c) [2:25]       сѐди од въ̀нка че му донесѐм сто̀л

55 (a) [2:25]       насмѐйана и вѐсела бѐше тека̀

56 (c) [2:27]       запов’а̀дай седнѝ

57 (a) [2:28]       рекла̀

58 (e) [2:29]       а ба̀ш на тво̀йто мѐсто

59 (c) [2:30]       ба̀ш на мо̀йто

60 (a) [2:30]       то̀й е ста̀к’овска ду̀ма

61 (e) [2:32]       [неразбрано]

62 (c) [2:32]       ко̀й га зѐ ту̀ка сто̀лът

63 (a) [2:32]       за то̀й тѝ не мо̀ш одгъ̀тнеш нѝкада

64 (e) [2:34]       [неразбрано]

65 (a) [2:35]       то̀ нелѝ човѐк кат па̀дне о̀н се скотѐл’а

66 (a) [2:38]       и гру и се згрувелиса̀л на̀зъм тѐ ти скотел’а̀ч и грувел’а̀ч

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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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