AGRICULTURE

Brŭšljan 1

33 (a) ami tìjə zənəjàtite vəf s'èlutu sə t'àh elì vəv ž'ivutnuvɤ̀svutu̥
Well, the occupations in the villages are these: either in animal husbandry

34 (a) š'e̥ si̥ ufč'àr' jelì š'e sì vəf pul'evɤ̀svutu č'ufč'ìe
– you’re a shepherd – or you’re in field labor, a land worker

35 (a) d'ètu mu vìkəme nìe pu.nàš'emu urèd də kàž'em ž'ènət
as we say in our [speech]. For example they plow, they reap,

36 (a) vòzet snòpetu nə vərš'àč'kətə gu vərš'àhə e
they transport sheaves, they thresh them at the threshing machine,

37 (a) e təkà prutìčəše ràbutətə vəf pul'evɤ̀svu
and that’s how work progressed in field agriculture.

Eremija 5

35 (c) ofčàr kopàr gradìna sàdim kòpaj lòze što tì dòe
a shepherd! A hoer! I plant the garden, dig the vineyard, whatever comes up –

36 (c) po sìčko zemedèlska ràbota sam rabotìla motìkata ne sàm svalìla od gṛbò
I did all sorts of agricultural work. I never took the hoe off my back!

38 (c) i i dičèla i li lizgàr i sas tovà sam se pri pripituvàla
With a – a two-pronged hoe, and a flat shovel: that’s how I fed myself.

40 (c) zemedèlska ràbota
Agricultural work.

Kolju Marinovo 1

1 (GK) kakvò e tovà čifčilìk
What is the agricultural [work you do] here?

2 (a) nə pol’è nə pul’ètu̥ sme
In the fields - we [work] in the fields.

3 (b) nə pol’ètu bè
You know, in the fields.

4 (c) nə pol’ètu mu vìkəmi čifčilìk
[Out] on the field, [that’s what] we call agriculture.

5 (a) nìj
We…

6 (c) zeml’edèlie
Agriculture.

7 (a) kəto rəbòtim nàči nəlì s kulà s vulòvi ur’èmi zem’ɤ̀tə
… when we work, it’s with oxcarts, you know, we plow the earth,

Kolju Marinovo 3

10 (a) kràvə žə ìjmi vulòvi kuètu ur’èm nìvəta
… we’d have cows, and oxen that we plow the fields with –

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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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