Americans

Šumnatica 1

65 (a) ùbəu amèrikə čùvəli go səmè rəspràjət rəzbìrəš li
America’s nice. We’ve heard about that. People talk, you know,

66 (a) bugàtə dəržàvə ə bilò i v’àrnu e tvà n’ɛ̀štu znàči dà
It’s supposedly a rich country, and that’s a true fact. Yes,

67 (a) priznàvət sìčki či i bugàta ednò vrème rəzbìš li prez
everyone admits that it’s rich. Earlier on, you know, during –

71 (a) germàncite dà tugàvə rəzbìš li əmèrikə bləgudərènie nə əmèrikə i
the Germans. Yes [indeed]. And, then, you know, America – thanks to America, and

72 (a) i rusìjə t’è pumògnəə ìnək germànijə kəkò štè də nə stòri nàmi
and to Russia too, they helped [us]. Otherwise what Germany would have made of us,

81 (a) obàče əm bləgudərènie nə əmèrikə t’àa səmolèti kətu izlìzəhə gòre
But, well, thanks to America – These planes that flew overhead, some with

87 (a) bləgudərènie če pumògnaə ànglijə i əmèrikə i rusìjə
Thanks to the help from England and America – and from Russia too –

96 (a) n’àmə zəštò nìe pàk pàk bləgudərènie əmèrikə dərdžì svetàd
No reason. We – well, thanks to America for keeping the world [together].

97 (a) be èj tò dəržì svetàt tò ko e nè
Yes indeed, it’s keeping the world [at peace]. If not [for them]

98 (a) pàk še sa is i i izbìjət e vìš kəkò pràjət
they’d start the killing again. Just look what they’re doing

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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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