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Garvan 2

1 (b) òx i kràžbi sigà kràžbi è tès təkòs ə
Ah, and [what] thievery there is now. Thefts and such, all this.

2 (b) tòs ə tɤ̀s udɤ̀ è tàm gòre ìməši mòs
Up where the water is, there was a bridge up there.

3 (b) tàm ìməxmi nìj kəšlì ìməxmi
We had our [sheep] pens there. We had …

5 (b) trì dèkərə kəšlɤ̀ ìməši mòs kəzɤ̀m i dž'il'ezà ìməši
… three decares in sheep pens. A bridge, my girl, and iron bars

6 (b) tɤ̀j udgòr'ə i r'àkətə sə istìč'əš'i̥ nətàtək
up there [as protection where] the river flows down the hill.

7 (b) ə pək segànə də zɤ̀mət də ukrədɤ̀t n'èə t'àw dž'il'əzà
And now they came and stole them – those [pieces of] iron!

9 (b) gi ukràli utòrl'i tùj tùkətɤ̀j sìčkutu ubrànu dž'il'ezàtə
They stole them, opened it up, and [now] everything is stolen, [all] the iron.

10 (b) i sigànə tùj tùkə utòr:no i sìčki ut bəìr'u i
And now it’s all open there. The entire hillside [is unprotected], and –

12 (b) i təkòs prəstɤ̀ ìdi ètu tù̥kə̥ kò sə trùpə
and the soil comes [down]. Look here [at] what’s piled up.

13 (b) pò nəpr'èt n'èməše təkòs è sigà ut səvètə ìmə xòrə
Earlier on it wasn’t like that. Now there are people from the village council

14 (b) tɤ̀j dètu ràbt'ət tə im pumàgət tàm im dàvət təkòs
that work [to clear it] – they (the council) help them, they give them [work].

16 (b) i tè trùpət jə kəlɤ̀ s'àkuj pudìr dɤ̀ž də vìdite kò i
And they pile up the mud after each rainfall – you should see what it’s like –

17 (b) idìn pɤ̀t' xvɤ̀rliwə sigà pàk ut tàm ìdi dəždɤ̀
each time they clear it out, now comes the rain again.

18 (b) t'è tì zimì mustòve nər'ed'ènu dž'il'ezà inì dib'èli dž'il'ezà ìməše̥
So [you get] mud alternating with bridge [chunks], those thick iron bars

20 (b) i zèli dž'il'ezàtə i s'à stànə nə əčìk tàm i
And they apparently took the iron bars and now it’s all open up there, and –

21 (RA) e kogà stàna tovà
So when did this happen?

22 (b) è sigànə è m'èsec ìmə l' dvà l'i kəkò
Just recently, a month ago or maybe two.

24 (b) tùj l'àtu
This summer.

26 (b) dusigà stànə gudìni nìj kət znàm às mustò səd'èši̥ tàm
Till now it’s been years, we – I know the bridge has been there [that long].

28 (b) tò sigà gul'èmi əjdučòre be
But now these big crooks –

29 (b) às kət slùšəm kəkò j kòlku mə j sràf tə
When I hear what it’s like, I get so afraid.

33 (b) às slùšəm nə tòčkətə mnògu lòšəvu
I hear a great deal of bad things on the radio.

Golica 5

2 (a) i utìde w bez’erlìk’ u drùga dərdž’ɛ̀va ə č’e gu z’èha
And he went to Libya, to another country [where] they kidnapped him.

3 (a) i stuv’à ednà gudìna ə č’e gu z’èha bəndìt’tɛ̏
He was there a year. And [these] bandits kidnapped him.

18 (a) i ban’d’ìt’i ìmalo dìvi xòra i gi z’èha i im kɑ̀zali
But there were these bandits. Wild people! And they kidnapped them. They told them

19 (a) t’ìj bilì ottàk vašìst’ɨ č’ètiristòtin dùši otsàm c’àl gràd bezerlìk
there were four hundred Fascists over there, the whole city of Tripoli,

20 (a) tì i pàk komunìst’i i nàšto momč’è tehnìk bùlkata əndž’ilèrka
but they were Communists. So our boy is a mechanic and his wife an engineer

24 (a) ama tìe ne štɛ̀t komun’ìstetu un’às fašìst’i ottàm
But [some people] don’t like [us] Communists, those Fascists there,

25 (a) i nɑ̀št’ȅ mumč’èta šə ə z’èmat ə n’ègo d’èn kɑ̀rat kolìt’ȅ stud’èn:t’ɛ̏
and they thought to kidnap our boys that day. So they’re driving the school cars

26 (a) kɑ̀rat trìjset dùš’i arap’à to prɑ̀vi napr’ɛ̀d momč’èto kɑ̀ra kamiòne
and thirty Arabs were driving. Our boy was in front, driving a truck.

27 (a) i vèšti ednò i po edìn aràpin vəs t’ɑ̀x očɛ̀d gi
and [so was] another one; and in each car one of ours was teaching an Arab.

28 (a) i kat vər’àli i tòs ə kɑ̀zal če ə kòjtu e ut bez’erlìk
And as they went along, this [Arab] said, the one who is from Tripoli,

29 (a) če muamàr kɑ̀zal dn’ès n’èma da pùskat’e ban’d’ìt’t’ȅ na un’àz
that Gadafi had said that bandits weren’t going to be allowed today among

30 (a) na aràpi na fašìstit’ȅ i tì nàš’to mumčè utòd’a n’ègu d’èn
the Arabs, that is the Fascists. And so our boy went off that day

31 (a) tò varì kɑ̀zva tùk še zabìš kòl’č’eto tùk še zabìš kòl’č’etu
and [as he went along] he told [his team] where to pound in the road marker posts.

32 (a) i vər’ɛ̀t otpodìr’e zabìrat arap’àta kòl’č’etata
[But] the Arabs went after them [in sabotage], and pulled out the posts.

33 (a) i tràktora orì pək pɛ̀t’a še im go pràvət
And the tractor was plowing [the ground] to make the road.

34 (a) i či muàr kɑ̀zal n’èma da pùskat’e ban’d’ìt’i n’ès tàm tij pùsnaha
So Gadafi had said not to let the bandits out today there. But they did let them out,

35 (a) i vkèpaxa nɑ̀šte mumč’èta š’ès mumč’èta ednò ot sòhia
and [those bandits] grabbed our boys – six boys, one from Sofia

36 (a) i ednò ot vɑ̀rna i bùlkatȁ i v’èš ednà ženɑ̀ š’estìma dùši
one from Varna, the bride, and another woman. Six in all.

37 (a) vkèpaxa gi kat nì zakɑ̀raxa kɑ̀i tàm i ə izl’àzaha kɑ̀e
They took them. “And when they drove us there,” he said, “there emerged

38 (a) dvàma dùši z ban’d’ì ban’d’ìt’i səs šmàjzere n’èma da mɛ̀r
two guys, bandits with sub-machine guns, [who said] we mustn’t move.

39 (a) i z’àha ni kolàta i gu ščùpiha kae v’èče tugɑ̀s t’ɑ̀h kolà xùbavit’ȅ̥
Then they took our cars and broke them,” he said, “these really nice cars.”

40 (a) dìvi xòra savs’àm d’ìvu bizùmno i ə segɑ̀ spr’àha gi tàm
Wild men, completely wild! Without sense. And they kept them there.

41 (a) dvɑ̀ise d’èn’a kɑ̀e səs ə pɛ̀ster bòb ni hrɑ̀n’ət š č’urbɛ̀
“For twenty days,” he said, “they fed us only pinto bean soup.

42 (a) nie kɑ̀e vèk’i kɑ̀e hìč’ kɑ̀e ni znàeme kɑ̀e tɛ̀j bleštùl’ki
We hadn’t the slightest idea [where we were], just flashing lights

43 (a) kɑ̀e na uč’ìt’ȅ ni i dòjde kɑ̀e edìn č’ov’èk poslàli si
in our eyes”, he said. “And then,” he said, “this guy came, and they spread out

44 (a) s’àno na zem’ɛ̀ta s’àn:tȕ senòto kɑ̀e m’ètər i pol’vìna tàm u gorɛ̀tə
hay on the ground, about a meter and a half of hay there in the woods.

45 (a) poslàha ni kɑ̀e l’ègnali sì to tòplu tàm b’ɛ̀ši̥
They spread it out for us,” he said. “We lay down and it was warm.”

46 (a) l’ègnali si na senòto i ətkrìt’i i n’àma nìštu̥
So they lay on the hay, out there in the open, and nothing to be done.

47 (a) edìn pàk ə go zèli ot portakɑ̀lia šees’ègodìš’en č’ov’èk
And they’d also taken [another person], from Portugal, a 60-year old guy.

48 (a) otišèl àz rekɛ̀l še v donsɛ̀t fašìstit’e tòj vèk’e s t’ɑ̀h
He went and said the Fascists will bring you things (he was one of them) –

49 (a) inò od’àlu i edìn briz’ènt da s pustèl’at əf takòsta
– a blanket, and a [piece of] canvas, so they could spread it out there.

Huhla 3

49 (a) kəkvò struvìhə kəkvò nòsihə ut tvà dəržàvətə rəzgràbəhə dəržàvətə
what they’ve built, what they’ve taken from the state. They robbed the state,

50 (a) də t'i kàžə rəzgràbəhə ə mə n'è e təkà nìj
let me tell you, they robbed it. It wasn’t like that [before]. We –

60 (a) c'àlə nɤ̀š sùrnəhə t'àə žilizà i t'aə təkòvə cimènti bes pərì
They were hoisting this iron and cement all night long, without paying for it.

61 (a) ud ə təkɤ̀vutu ə ud nàšijə jəzuvìr
[It was all] from this – it was from our dam.

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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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