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Kruševo 4

66 (a) mnògu i təkɤ̀j kətu zəž’òneme t’à kətu pusəber’è màlku ərgàt’e
A lot. So when we’d start the harvest, and when she’d gathered a few workers,

68 (a) svər’àvə bòp svər’ènə vəsùl’ ispeč’è ədnò jàgn’e
she’d cook up boiled beans and she’d roast a lamb

70 (a) bòp bòp š’e ispeč’è bòp š’e svərì
And beans – she’d bake beans, [that is] she’d boil beans.

72 (a) əmi təkì ràbuti kət nəpràvi enì ùbəvi jàdenètə bànicə š’e nəprai
Such things. When she made these nice dishes, like [when] she’ll make banitsa,

73 (a) t’à càlə nòš’ n’èmə də zəspì š’a gòtvi
she wouldn’t sleep all night. She’d [just] cook.

75 (a) i kət udnes’èm s kòš’uve nə ərgàt’etu
And when we carry it in baskets out to the workers,

77 (a) i tə tìə tɤ̀rčeə u nàs də ədɤ̀t i də pìjət
they’d run up to us to eat and drink.

80 (a) š’e č’ùkət š’e trìjət nàšə màjkə še mi nəprài bànici
to break and shell it. And our mother would make them banitsa

81 (a) misìr še ni svərì
she’d cook us corn.

83 (a) kumpìr’ š’e mi svərì nìe ùbəvi kumpìre imàhme frèt tɤ̀rčəə
She’d cook them potatoes. We had nice potatoes. They’d all rush

84 (a) u nàs də ràbut’òt tə ədnò vr’ème b’èš’e èm lòš’u èm i ùbəvu
to work for us. Back then it was both bad and good.

Malevo/Xsk 1

113 (a) əmə nə nə nədnič’ɛ̀rite zə dòjdət ùtrɨn jàdenetu hmi gòtovu
The – the day-workers come in the morning, and food [had to be] ready for them.

265 (a) v’è̝č’er gu zàmesɨ ùtrɨn də stànə də gu ìspečə rànu
You knead it in the evening, and get up in the morning to bake it early,

266 (a) i səs nədnič’ɛ̀ret də utỳvəm nə nɨ̀vətə trùt gul’àm
[so as] to go off [with it] to the fields with the day-workers. Enormous work!

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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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