bears

Eremija 5

105 (c) tàm ìma sè snèk stùt mèčkite si gàždaa vùcite vìjat
Up there it’s all snow, cold! Bears are prowling, wolves howling –

Kolju Marinovo 6

4 (a) i kəto z’èmət i po inɤ̀ m’èčkə i še gi ràn’ət
and when they take one bear each, they’ll feed them

5 (a) i gi gl’èdət iz balkànə nə dòlu i tàm gi udgl’èduvət
and look after them [on their way] down from the mountains. They raise them there,

6 (a) i gi nəùčuvət də igràat i kəto trɤ̀gnət pu s’ilàtə
and teach them to dance. And when they come through the villages,

54 (GK) [cough] à t’è kɤ̀k sə gi fàštəli tìjə mèčki
[кашляне] Well, how did they get hold of these bears?

55 (a) mənìnki gi fàštəli
They’re said to have taken them [when they were] tiny.

59 (a) ukùčeni òšti gi fàštali i gi udgl’èdvəli tèj mečkàri
These bear keepers – they’d even take them as newborns, and then raise them up.

60 (a) i t’èj kutò ə sə v’èči zimàl’i n’àkoə gud’ìna
Some years, since they were taking them anyway,

61 (a) t’ì si zìmət i mɤ̀ški i žènski znàči i si gi udvɤ̀ždət
they’d take [both] a male and a female and then, you know, breed them.

62 (a) amà nàj nəprèš sə gi zìməli i kòjto
But primarily they would take them [from their mothers]: whoever

63 (a) ni jè mòžəl pɤ̀k tɤ̀j də si pruizved’è ud gorɤ̀tə
wasn’t able to “produce” one this way [would get them] from the woods:

64 (a) òd’ət iz gorɤ̀tə nəmìrət si ukùčeni takɤ̀vi mənìn’ki
they would go about the mountain forest, find these tiny newborns,

65 (a) i si fàtət ut tàm i si gi odglèduəš
and capture them from there. And then you raise them up.

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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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