charms

Gradec 1

2 (EU) tì mi bèše obeštàla nèšto n'àkvi dùmički ə bàsni da kàžeš
You had promised me a few words – to tell me charms or something.

3 (a) za bàšn'a
A charm?

6 (EU) še mòš li
Can you do that?

7 (a) mòže e bàam jà ìdat ženì bàbo ìdat amà
I can do charms, yes. Women come [to me] granny’s one, they come, but –

87 (a) dojdè ednà ženà od gṛdɤ̀ da bàam na ednò detènce
And this woman came from town for me to say charms over a small child.

Kruševo 1

43 (a) də si t’à b’èše bəjàčka mlògu uts’èkəde uts’èkəde
and let’s –”. She was a healer. Lots of people from all over

44 (a) səd’è duvàdəə tùk pri nèjə də mi publəž’ɛ̀və də mi pubàjvə təkà
would come here just to see her, to have her bless them and cast spells.

45 (b) nèšto decàta isplàšət sə t’à im
Children get a bit scared that she’ll …

47 (b) nèšto im prài
… do something to them.

49 (a) publəž’ɛ̀vəšè mi putəkòvə kətu bàbincki ràbutì si i dùməm s’à
[So] she would bless them and do these granny-like things. So now I say –

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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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