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Godeševo 1

6 (a) še gi nə nəsədɤ̀j nə nɤ̀jvətə t'è̝ sə tərkàl'ət nìe rəbwòtime
You’ll set [the kids] down on the field, they race about [while] we work.

19 (a) tàm i məgàrətu tàm sə i guv'òttə tàm sə i d'əčàtə
there [with] the donkey, there [with] the cattle, there [with] the children

20 (a) nətərkàl'ət sə səbàjle pà stàvət ud rànutu tvà e
[who are] racing about. In the morning you get up again early, and that’s it.

Nasalevci 1

180 (a) àjde ìdi si gràj na pṛzàl’k’u
And run off and play where kids slide down the hill.

182 (GK) a tùka prɤzàl’k’i mnògo
And there’s a lot of sliding places here, [right?]

183 (a) ot tùka sɤs šajnì ta dòle pràvo u klàdenɤc se pùštaju decà
Kids would swoop on sleds all the way down to the well

184 (a) ama onà si stròšu i nòs
but they would also [fall and] break their noses.

186 (a) pa decàta ka pàdnu sčùpnu nòsɤt onò kṛ̀v potečè
Well, the kids! When they fall and break their noses, blood would flow.

187 (a) ama pàj se vòzi
But they get up and ride [the sleds down] again!

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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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