coins

Kovačevo 1

111 (b) əku ìmə žəltìci k’e tùri žəltìcə nə kurdòne drùgi
If he has gold coins he’ll put gold coins on the cord, or other [things]

112 (b) nik’àf gul’àm kìtət nìžət
[It’s] a big “nikyaf” (large necklace) – they decorate [things], string [coins and things] –

128 (a) i jàs pòmn’əm žəl’tìci i utùk i utùk i uzàt
I remember too! Gold coins here, and here, and in back.

131 (c) i nə mèn dàdua i žəltìci i lèvue
They gave them me some too – both gold coins and levs.

138 (GK) nik’àf kəkvò j tuvà nik’àf
[So,] the “nikyaf”. What is this “nikyaf”?

139 (b) mi tvà
Well, that’s –

140 (c) tvà žəltìci i l’evuve
That’s [these] gold coins and levs.

141 (a) žəltìci i
Gold coins and –

142 (GK) a tò e kəto ukrəšènie takà
So is this a sort of decoration?

143 (a) da ukrəšènijə e ta tvà tòlkuv gerdàn
Yes, it’s a decoration, it’s like a necklace.

144 (c) idìn gerdàn na mèn dàdua idìn gerdàn l’èvuve po edìn lèf
A necklace. They gave me one necklace of levs, one-lev pieces.

145 (c) srèbərni lèvuve idìn ge gerdàn zəltìci i dòlno kòpče
silver levs, and one – necklace of gold coins. And the lower button.

Subscribe to coins

Text copyright © 2011-2016 Ronelle Alexander and Vladimir Zhobov. Texts and other parts of the website may be copied only for non-commercial, research, or educational purposes, provided the source of the material is cited accordingly. Cited material may not include the entire website or substantial portions thereof.
Comments and questions may be addressed to bdlt@berkeley.edu.

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)

by Dr. Radut