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13 (a) i tòj vɨ̀kə slùšəjte kəkò žə vi kàža az mɨ̀slej
and he said, “Listen, I don’t know how to say this [but] I thought

14 (a) če vɨ̀e kətulɨ̀ci̥te ste slùšəl səm zə vàs če jədìte
that you Catholics were… I’ve heard about you, [I’ve heard] that you eat

15 (a) žɨ̀vi ù:rə zəštòtu ste jədèli tàm kuštanùgite
people alive, because [it’s known] you’ve been eating turtles there.”

16 (a) i nìa sə učùdijme kətu z'ɤ̀ də rəs rəskàzvə tɤ̀j zə nàm
And we were astounded when he just upped and said such things about us.

17 (a) učùdijme sə vɨ̀kəme kɤ̀k mòže də jədìm žɨ̀vi ùrə
We were amazed, and said “How can [you think] that we eat people alive?

18 (a) e stàvə trɨ̀ če̥tɨ̀rɨ d'ɤ̀nə sɨ prɨ nàm zəbelèžvəš
It’s been three or four days that you’ve been with us, and you’ve see

19 (a) kəkvò pràim kak ràbutime kàk sɤ punàs'əme səs ù:rɤtə
what we do, how we work, how we behave with folk.”

20 (a) i vɨ̀kə tìj kuètu sə prɨkàzvə znàči nè e ɨ̀stɨ̥nɤ
And he said, “[Yes,] what they say [about you], well, it isn’t true.”

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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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