ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

Eremija 1

85 (GK) àjde àjde bègaj ednò vrème ednò vrème stòkata samì si ja čùvaxte
Go off then. (So –] in the old days, did you care for the livestock alone?

86 (a) samì
[All] alone.

87 (GK) kakvà stòka
What kind of livestock?

88 (a) òfci kòzi svìn'e govèda kòn'e sìčko u ednà kɤ̀šta bèxme
Sheep, goats, pigs, cattle, horses – everything. We were all in one house –

89 (a) trì semèjstva bème petnàese decà
three families. There were fifteen of us children.

90 (GK) əmxəm
Um hm.

91 (a) tì səs kozìte tì səs svin'ètu tì səs volòvetu
“You [go] with the goats, you [go] with the pigs, you [go] with the oxen,

92 (a) tì səs kon'ètu i tovà e
you [go] with the horses” – and that’s it.

Graševo

60 (a) ə sus stòkite ə tɤč'ème predème sìčku rəbòtehme tugàvə
with [the help of] livestock. And then we did weaving and spinning. We did everything then,

61 (a) zemn'edèlie i sìčku skutuvɤ̀tstvu
agricultural [work] and all sorts of animal husbandry.

Izgrev/Var 1

23 (a) ustànəhə č'ètiri òfci i səs t'àf sə zanimàwəm səs kukòški pɑ̀tki
[only] four sheep remained. I keep busy with them, [also] with hens and geese.

24 (a) təkòs sə zənimàvəm ràbut'ə s'è sə mɛ̀č'ə əmə ustər'àhme v'èč'i
That’s how I occupy myself, working. Hard work all the time. But we’ve gotten old now.

Kovačevo 2

1 (GK) vìj ednò vrème kakɤ̀v dubìtək se glèdaše tùkə vəv vàšto sèlo
In the old days what kinds of animals did you raise here in your village?

2 (a) məgàre kòn mùle vòluve
Donkeys, horses, mules, oxen –

3 (b) vòluve kràvi səs tèlencètə pu dvè kràvi s dvè kràvi səm imàlə
Oxen, cows with their calves. Two cows per [household]. I had two cows

4 (b) dvòrə i dvà vòlə məgàre sìčku ìməše
[in] the yard, and two oxen. [Also] donkeys. There was everything.

Malevo/Xsk 1

130 (a) ženɨ̀te predɤ̀t i tək təčɤ̀t məž’è̝te gl’èdət dubɨ̀təkə
The women spin and – and weave, and the men look after the animals.

Malevo/Xsk 2

99 (b) t’à e nə usəmdesè̝ i dv’è gudɨ̀nɨ rəbòti
She’s eighty-two, and [still] works.

100 (c) t’à glèdə živòtni
She looks after the animals

101 (b) jà səm sedemdes’è i ednɤ̀ gudɨ̀nə ž’uòtni gl’èdəme
[Well,] I’m seventy-one, and we look after animals.

102 (b) tu prəs’ètə ni dukàrət tu kràvɨ tu kukò l’ nè̝
They bring us pigs, and cows, and what all [to look after].

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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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