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Hvojna 1

14 (a) i tugàvə ni vɤ̀rzuvəhə həlvɤ̀ i jàjcə svər’èni vɤ̀ržət n’ì nə məzònə
At that time they would tie up halva and boiled eggs for us – they tie it onto the ring

15 (a) d’èt sə bilì l’ùl’kite nə decàtə nə təvànə nə bàdəmətə
where the children’s cradles were attached – on a plastered [beam] on the ceiling

16 (a) ìmə məzòn ž’èl’eznu vɤ̀ržəd gu tàm i zəl’ùškət nì gu
there’s an iron ring, and they tie it there, and cause it to swing for us.

17 (a) i nìe decàtə sə ràdvəme č’e š’e se làckəme gu vìkəm’e
And we kids were happy because we could, as we called it, jump up for it

18 (a) làckəm’è se kòjtu fàne jəc’ètu zə n’ègu e həlvʌ̀tə
We [all] jumped for it, and the halva went to whoever caught the egg,

20 (VZh) [На какво окачвате?]
[What do you hang it on?]

21 (a) visì nə kəndàp nə kəndàb gu vʌ̀ržət i n’è sə ràdvəm’e
It hangs on a string of hemp. They tie into onto the hemp string and we take delight

22 (a) č’e sə zəvərt’àlu unuvà i decàtə də gu fànət
in how that thing spins around [and in the fact that] children can grasp for it,

23 (a) də mu sə pàdne jəjc’è də əd’è i həlvɤ̀
[each one trying to] win the egg so he can eat the halva.

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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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