Bayram

Kruševo 4

1 (RA) a za pràznici kàk e bilò
And holidays – what was it like!

2 (a) o pràznicìte
Oh, the holidays!

4 (a) nemòj dùmaj š’e dòjde nàš’ijə bəjr’èm
You can’t imagine! Our Bayram is coming –

5 (RA) əm a kàk se praznùvə bajrèmə
Well [tell me], how do you celebrate Bayram?

6 (a) p’èd d’èn’ə p’èd d’èn’ə gù sme prəznùvəli əmə dərž’ɤ̀t
We celebrated it for five days. Five days! People keep

8 (a) ùbəvi nàredi
everything nice.

10 (a) p’èd dèn’ə ne sm’è puč’ìnuvàli i ə znàeš li
We didn’t rest for five days and, you know, don’t you, [that]

11 (a) vèjke trì d’èn’ə ìč ne smè pubàrvəli ràbutə
three days before that we didn’t touch our work.

13 (a) ə nə dvàtə d’èn’ə š ìeme u t’èvnu še ž’ɤ̀neme
And on two of those days, we’ll go out in the dark to reap.

20 (a) i s sa pribər’èm pə kət sə premenìm dumà
And we’ll come home, and after we dress up, at home,

21 (a) fkɤ̀šti nìštu ni bàrəme sàmu šə izmet’èm š’e isč’ìstimè i
we don’t touch anything in the house. We’ll only sweep and clean, and

22 (a) tvà š’e nəpràim i š’ə iz pràim si ùbəvi jàden’ètə
then we’ll make – we’ll make nice dishes.

Mogilica 4

1 (VZh) ami da ni raskàžeš togàva za golèmite pràznici za kurbàn.bajràm tùkə
[Can] you tell us, then, about the major holidays here, [for instance] "Kurban-Bayram"?

2 (a) zə kurbàn.bəjrɛ̀mə əgà dòjdeše zəbrujɔ̀t dèsetnə dène zəbrujɔ̀t
[To know] when Kurban-Bayram was coming they count ten days.

3 (a) kurbənlɔ̀ci hrànet enəgà gi zəkòl'et əgà dòjde bəjrɛ̀m gi zəkòl’ət
Then they feed up the sacrificial animals and slaughter them when Bayram comes.

4 (a) kədènu n'èmət ədìn in bràf agə zəkòl’ət dènu zə umrɛ̀ti
[For] those who have no animal to slaughter, others [who] slaughter to honor the dead

5 (a) zəkòlet z’ɔ̀mət tə gu rəsprudədɔ̀t nə dɛ̀l nə dɛ̀luve
take [it on themselves] to distribute [the meat] out in parcels

6 (a) i dènu sə nè klàli kurbənlɔ̀ci gu rəzdədɔ̀t nə vrìt
to those who [weren't able] to make sacrifice. They distribute it out to everyone

7 (a) pàk nɛ̀kuj pàk z’ɔ̀me tə gu svərì i rùkne komš’ii nə
and someone will take it on themselves to cook it, and invite neighbors,

8 (a) sə gudì sufrɔ̀ də gu izedɔ̀t bəjrɛ̀mə i rəməzànə gànu
prepare the table [for everyone] to eat the Bayram sacrifice. And when Ramazan comes,

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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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