bread

Babjak 1

27 (a) tàm kətu zèmeš də rɛ̀žeš lɛ̀bu estefà gulɛ̀mə udrɛ̀žiš si
And when you take the bread to cut it into big chunks, you cut off

28 (a) ut tòa lɛp se rànəjə mòže də
[chunks] from this [big] bread, and that's what people ate. It might

29 (a) zəkəsnɛ̀e mòž də pur'àsə əmə ud n’ègu nèma drùk
go a bit sour, it might get air holes in it, but there was nothing else.

Babjak 2

17 (VZh) [От какво правите хляб?]
[What do you make bread from?]

18 (b) lɛ̀p ut fùrnətə gutòf si kupùvame pò rànu
[Now] we buy bread ready-made from the [large bakery] ovens. But earlier,

19 (b) tuvà žìtutu mèlehme nə mèlnici mèlehmè i sɛ̀ejə ženìte
we used to grind this grain at the mill. We would grind [it], and the women would sift [it],

20 (b) mesùvəhə hlɛ̀p i jədèm
they would make bread and we'd eat [it].

Eremija 3

36 (a) òx lè ti kažùvam kumačènceto tvṛt lèbec i u enà knìška tùreno
Ohh! I tell you: a little piece of hard bread and – poured into a bit paper –

37 (a) červèn pipèr màlku tàm č ìdeš i če tòpiš če rùčaš
a bit of red pepper, and off you go! You dip [bread in pepper] for lunch;

Gela 2

47 (a) màjka nɨ ža tɔ̀rneš dnèska ž ìdeš do širòka.laka
(our mother) – You’ll set out today and go to Shiroka Lǔka,

48 (a) i ža si udrɛ̀žeš hlɛ̀p ut tòu lɛ̀p ta še gu udnesèš
you’ll cut some bread and you’ll take that bread back with you

49 (a) nə sèlu i gà sa vɔ̀rnɤš če vìkaš na dɛ̀kenu
to the village, and when you come back you say to the child –

50 (a) i tò vìka kvò mi si donèla màmo
and the child says, “What did you bring me, Mama?”

51 (a) nà nà ut pòpovija lɛ̀p
and you say “Here, have some of the “priest’s bread”,

53 (a) če bìl blàk i tò si gu stùrilu lɛ̀ban
because it is supposed to be tasty, and the child took the bread.

54 (a) i i mu dadèš i tò jadè i čɤ blàk
You give it to him and the child eats it, and it’s tasty

55 (a) čɤ bìl ut pòpuvija [laughter]
because it’s supposedly from the “priest’s bread” [laughter].

Gorna Krušica 2

2 (c) od dvanàese godìni sam počnàla xlèb da mèsa ednò vrème
I started making bread when I was twelve years old. [That was] the old days.

3 (c) ne è kat seà da ni donòsat xlèp mesùvahme si domàšen
Not like now when they bring us [ready-made] bread. We made our own, home-made.

Leštak 2

14 (d) rəbòtət [laughter] də iskàruvət hlɛ̀’p [laughter] [unintelligible] ku ne rəbòtiš
work, [laughter] in order to earn [your] bread [laughter] [unintelligible]. If you don’t work

15 (d) tə nèmə hlɛ̀p tə òti nə mìnəlutu vrɛ̀me nemɛ̀ hlɛ̀p ispečèn
there’s no bread. In those days there was no ready-baked bread

16 (d) də ìeš də z’ʌ̀meš tò kəkòt si nərəbòtiš etəkà
to go and buy. Whatever you produce, that’s [what you’ve got].

35 (d) rʌ̀ž žɤ̀neš i gl’èdəš də də gu užɤ̀neš də stàne
Rye. You harvest it, make sure it’s harvested so as to get [to where]

36 (d) də peč’èš lɛ̀p sètne òti
you can then bake bread because –

59 (d) i h stàne bràšnu nə də peč’è lɛ̀p
and it becomes flour so you can bake bread.

81 (d) še gu še gu gà sm’èsiš də ispeč’èš lɛ̀p i də jədèš [laughter]
you’ll, you’ll, and when you mix it and make bread and eat! [laughter]

Malevo/Asg 1

65 (a) nəpɤ̀l’nim g’yv’èčən s kàš’e [laughter] səs l’èštə s fəsùl’ nədrubìm gu
We fill the “gyuvech” with gruel, [laughter] with lentils, with beans. We dip bread in it,

66 (a) i jəd’ème kvò də pràim [laughter]
and eat it. What [else] could we do? [laughter]

Rajanovci 2

61 (a) to tì znàeš pa òn nosìl lèp i sìrence i si jàl
You know that. He took bread and cheese and ate it.

78 (a) a bòže lèp i sìren’e ofčar kato pòjdeš lèp i sìren’e u torbàl’k’utu
Well, bread and cheese – a shepherd goes off with bread and cheese in his bag

Repljana 1

87 (a) ta gim zanesèm lèp ò onì vèseli bàba mi dèda mi
and took them bread, and oh, [they were] happy, Granny and Granddad,

88 (a) ìdu če gim nòsim lèp nòsim gim jèden’e [laughter]
they come [to meet me] because I bring them bread, bring them food. [laughter]

Stikŭl 1

92 (a) trùdenku dò̝jde pᶤìl’enc’ə təmàn etùkə gəlčɔ̀ zə hlɛ̀bə pùs kətu
It’s gotten to be a little hard, dear one. Now people talk about bread – to hell with

93 (a) hlɛ̀p dənò pùs esòtkivə hlɛ̀pkuve zgà ə sòč’ekəf hlɛ̀bec
bread, to hell [with it]. The tiny little loaves [they have] now, tiny bread

94 (a) i ezgà i du snò̝šə gù sme zìməli četìrise i š’ès
now. And up through last night we paid forty-six (levs) [for it]

101 (a) mèn dədɔ̀d dvà hlɛ̀pkə stìgət sɨ̀ mɨ
They give me two loaves of bread and that’s enough for me,

102 (a) ud edìnen du drùgen sì mi ustànne i ezgà pək
I can manage from one [loaf] to the next. But now

103 (a) pək ìmə pàk hòrə tə mɤ nə ustànvə ne ustànvə mɤ
there’s – there’s people that [that amount] doesn’t last for. It doesn’t last for them.

104 (a) ìštət lɛ̀p ìštət tə təmàn gi atùkə gəlčɛ̀hme s ednɔ̀ ženà
They want bread, they want it, they just – And I was talking with a woman [who]

Sŭrnica 3

57 (MM) znàči pòveče xl’àp ste pràvili ot
So mostly you made bread out of …

58 (b) rɤ̀ž’ən
[It was] rye [bread].

60 (c) rɤ̀ž’ən l’ap
Rye bread.

Vladimirovo 1

11 (a) pò pòčne dè da znàame če a zbòra mèsime si omèsime lèp
It starts when – we know there will be a celebration, and we knead up bread,

Vŭglarovo 2

164 (b) zə hl’àb bèš’e tvà tvà iskàrəš nə m’èlnicə
What you got down at the mill was for bread.

165 (a) tvà b’èše l’àbə
That was [for] bread.

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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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