children

Gela 2

21 (a) z gajtàne putplatènu tə təkò pək əzgà m'èlhi sə rudì se
lined by the cords like that. But [kids] now are soft. [The minute] it’s born,

22 (a) i gu tùr'ət f partàlɤ tàm i decàna si se nakvì hɔ̀
they put it into rugs. And that’s how children are now. Hah.

23 (b) i decàna sa nakìva mèlk'i mèlk'i plɛ̀ni mèlku
Children are soft, soft, [because] of soft wrappings.

Gigen 2

36 (d) tò dečurlìgata se prɤsnàle̝ segà
But all the kids are now scattered to the winds.

Godeševo 2

8 (a) gul'àmi məž'è̝ ìməm p'è̝t mumčètə sàmu
big men. I’ve got five of them – only counting the boys.

Golica 6

17 (VZh) [Колко деца имаше?]
[How many children did you have?]

18 (d) kòlku decà ìməh li
How many children did I have?

20 (d) ìməwh dèved decà ubàč’ə sìčkit’ɛ̋ purɑ̀snəə i sə ižžèniə
I had nine children. But then they all grew up, and went off to get married,

Gorno Vŭršilo 2

19 (VZh) [Имаш ли деца?]
[Do you have children?]

20 (b) ìmam dèca dvɛ̀ momìče i momčè ìmam
I have children. I have a girl and a boy.

21 (VZh) f sofija
In Sofia, [right?]

22 (b) v ixtimàn živɛ̀e momčèto momìčeto si živɛ̀e tùk si vəv vṛšìloto
The boy lives in Ixtiman, and the girl lives here in Vŭrshilo

Malevo/Xsk 2

105 (b) ə sənɤ̀ mɨ ud nòvə gudɨ̀nə be̝z ràbutə pək ìmə d’v’è mòmčetɨ
Since the first of the year my son’s been out of work, and he has two boys.

106 (b) ədnòt v’èke f trè̝tij kùrs drùktu f òsmijə klàs
The first is already in his third year of high school, and the other in eighth grade.

107 (b) i dicàtə ìskəd də nòs’ət i tè ìskət ìskət
And children need [things] to wear, they need – they need

108 (b) də si sə jəd’è̝ i tràbuvə i nìe də pumàgəme
to eat, and it’s our job to help them

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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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