calves

Brŭšljan 1

30 (a) lɤ̀č'exə tel'ètətə xrànexə gi ə edìnijət ədìnijət də kàž'e
took the calves from [their mothers] and fed them. One – that is one –

31 (a) hòdeš'e səs kràvite a drùgijə ustàvəš'e pri tel'ètətə xrànexə gi
went with the cows, and the other stayed with the calves [and] fed them.

Huhla 3

7 (GK) telènce ìmaxte li
Did you have a calf?

8 (a) ə ìməhme tòj b'àše kət ə təkɤ̀u gu kàzvəhne mɤ̀šku
We did. It was this, we called it – it was a male,

9 (a) b'àše ə nə dv'à gudìnki jùni jùni
it was two years old. A bullock [yes, that’s what we called it], a bullock.

Izgrev/Var 1

8 (a) usumnàjəse gudìni gl'èdəš'e t'èlci nə rəkɛ̀ səs kərùcə nòsəhə vudɛ̀
He tended the calves for 18 years, doing it all by hand. They brought water by carriage,

9 (a) z bɛ̀čvit'ȅ pujàhə t'èlcit'ȅ nèməš'e̥ vudɛ̀ tugàvə s'è nə rəkɛ̀ sìčku b'ɛ̀š'e
watered the calves from barrels. No running water then, all by hand. All of it!

Kovačevo 2

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

Malevo/Xsk 2

103 (a) [laughter] tu t’è̝letə [laughter]
[laughter] Calves. [laughter]

104 (b) tu t’è̝letə i təkà òt’ nə mlàtte zəplàtte màl’k’i
Yes, calves and such. Because the young people’s salaries are small.

Šumnatica 3

105 (b) tr’àvə də mu dəd’èš t’èletu də id’è tr’àvə də urìneš dàmət
you have to give the calf [something] to eat, you have to muck out the stable,

174 (GK) po edno tèlence
One small calf each.

175 (b) pu ednò t’èle si zəkòl’uvame è tuvà ni e rənàtə nàmi
One calf each. We slaughter [it], and that’s our food.

Vŭrbina 2

19 (VZh) [А на малкото как се казва?]
[How do you call the young?]

20 (a) tuvà pàk kinà e tè̝lenu
Well, that’s a calf.

22 (a) əgà sə rudì pàk š’ə gu gl’ɤ̀dəš’ ku gu gl’ɤ̀dəš’
When it’s born you’ll look after it, if you [decide] to keep it.

23 (a) əgà gu ne gl’ɤ̀dəš ə ədìn m’è̝sec gu gl’ɤ̀dəj dvà
If you don’t [decide to] keep it, you look after it a month or two

24 (a) i i zàkuli gu [laughter]
and then slaughter it. [laughter]

25 (VZh) [А колко месеца го носи кравата?]
[And how long is a cow’s pregnancy?]

26 (a) m’è̝seca
[inaudible] months

27 (VZh) kòlko
How many?

28 (a) dè̝vet m’è̝secə gu nòsi kràvənə
A cow carries [her calf] nine months.

29 (VZh) əmxəm i kàk gu vìkaš kə̥tu se rodì
Umhm. And how do you call it when [the cow] gives birth?

30 (b) ut’èlilə sə
It has calved.

31 (a) utè̝l’uvə sə kràvənə i ràdə tè̝lence [laughter]
The cow calves, and a calf is born!

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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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