christening

Golica 3

66 (a) na səv'èta d'èto ìma tɑ̀m pisɑ̀ri
At the municipal hall, in the place where they have scribes.

70 (a) tìj venčɑ̀wət tìj kreštɑ̀wət
they do marriages, they do christenings,

Gorna Krušica 1

102 (a) togàva kato segà a a decàta kato donèsat detèto ot čèrkvata
back then [just] like now. And children – when they bring a child back from the church

103 (a) togàva vèče go slàgat na vratàta seà ne znàm ki
[after christening], they put it at the doorstep – I don’t know if [they do it] now

104 (a) jàs nalì minàlo e slàgat na vratàta
but I – in the past, you know – they put it at the doorstep

108 (a) e takà slàgat slàgat
So, they put [it there] – they put [it there]

110 (a) trì pati na vratàta takà da se slòži à
They put it [down] at the door, three times

112 (a) na k’ošètata trì pati i
three times at the corners,

115 (a) i dàvat ə na na màjkata detèto i kàzvat takà
and they give the child to – to the mother, and say these [words]:

116 (a) jàs ti go dàvam ə ev tì mi go dàvaš xristiènče
I gave you a Je – you gave me a little Christian,

117 (a) jàs ti go dàam jevrèjče
and I give you a little Jew.

118 (GK) ali obràtno
It’s the other way around:

120 (GK) tì mi go dàde evrèjče jàs ti go dàvam xristiènče
you gave me a little Jew, I give you a little Christian.

121 (a) a takòva nèšto bèše
Well, something like that,

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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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