digging

Eremija 5

35 (c) ofčàr kopàr gradìna sàdim kòpaj lòze što tì dòe
a shepherd! A hoer! I plant the garden, dig the vineyard, whatever comes up –

Gigen 1

9 (a) orà kopàče̝ žetvàre̝ tɤkàče̝ da predèš da šìe̝š tuvà a
I did plowing, [we worked as] diggers, harvesters, weavers – you spin, you sew - like that.

10 (a) kupà:me žɤ̀ne:me kòse:me sɤbìra:me sɛ̀no zə stòkә̥tә̥
We went out digging, harvesting, mowing, we gathered hay – for the animals.

Gorno Vŭršilo 1

6 (a) ami kvò sam rabotìla mi lòzje ìma:me kòpa:me žàne:me
Ah, what did I do! Well, we had a vineyard, we would dig and harvest [it].

7 (a) dvamìnata dvàese dèkara lòzje dvamìnata gi iskòpva:me i ožànva:me
The two of us did all the digging and harvesting in a vineyard [covering] twenty decares.

12 (a) a nìe kakvò sme viždàle dvàese dèkara lòzje dvamìna gi iskòpvame
But what we went through! Two of us dug out a whole fifth of a hectare of vineyard

13 (a) pròlet gi sorèm lɛ̀te trì pati gi pràšim a sɤ̀ga
We plow it in the spring, we hoe it three times in the summer, and now

14 (a) ne mògat i po ednàš da gi iskòpat [laughter]
they can’t dig it out [properly] even once! [laughter]

Gorno Vŭršilo 2

8 (b) kvò ìmam s skòpam ja nàsada pipèra a polìvam gu
What [work] do I have? I dig [in it], plant the peppers, water them,

9 (b) pòsle tòr mu slàgamᵊ pa pà gu kòpamᵊ i takà
then fertilize them and then dig again, and that’s it.

Huhla 1

75 (a) də ìdə nə kɤ̀rə də z'èmə də kòpə bustàn'ə pul'èkə pul'èkə
that I can go to the field and manage to dig my melon patch. Little by little

76 (a) z gu iskupàh s mɤ̀ninkətə kupàčkə
I dug it out, with my tiny little shovel.

77 (GK) s kopaìlkətə
With a mini-shovel.

78 (a) dvà trì pɤ̀ti utìduh uhuhu bustàn' kòlku e
Two or three times I went, oho! [I dug] a melon patch as big [as I needed].

79 (a) təkà jà i ukul gərdìnətə ìməm si gul'àm dwòr če i nègə
And there it is. Around the garden I’ve got a big yard, and it’s [something]

80 (a) z gu s' pràəm [unintelligible] nəpr'èš də ìd
I’ll work in it [unintelligible]. But to go out like before, to go out

81 (a) də ž'ènem də ìd də kòpə càl' d'èn' ni mògə
to reap and dig all day, I can’t do that now.

Izgrev/Var 2

9 (b) bɛ̀rdzəm də utìdim nə nìvətə c'àl dèn' kupàjə nàči
we hurry to go out to the field. All day long we dig,

Kozičino 1

17 (a) n’è ž’ènem n’è kupàjəm’e amə i pər’ìt’ȅ pək ut’ìvət ut’ìvət
we neither reap nor dig, and yet money keeps on going out [of our pockets].

Malevo/Xsk 1

177 (a) zə žỳttu n’àmə prubl’èm žitòt sàmu sə s’àvə
There’s no problem with wheat, you just sow it.

178 (a) tòj nɨ̀t sə prəšɨ̀ nɨ̀t sə kòpə nɨ̀t nɨ̀štu
You don’t need to hoe it, or dig it, or anything.

180 (a) ə càrvɨcətə sə kòpə zəuràvə sə
Corn, you have to dig, you have to start the plowing –

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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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