dressing of bride

Čokmanovo 1

33 (a) ut.tam tɔ̀rnəhə ìd'ehə u nev'ɛ̀stətə zɔ prekrìehà jə zəp'ɛ̀ehə
They set out from there, went to the bride’s to – they covered her hair and began to sing:

34 (a) jèlə sə svìvə prevìvə mumà s ròdum pruštàvəj
“The fir tree bends down, bends over; the girl takes leave of her family:

35 (a) stàrə màjč'ice d'ètu mə si kùtilə d'èv'et gudi d'èv'et m'ɛ̀sečku
Dear old mother, you carried me nine – nine sweet months

36 (a) nə sərc'è i trì gudìnki nə rəc'è izved'ɛ̀hə jə i tìdəhə tugà
next to your heart and three sweet years in your arms!” They’d lead her out and then go

Garvan 1

3 (GK) bùlkata kažì kàk oblìčat
Tell me how they dress the bride.

4 (a) às nəl'ì ti kàəm фùstə i drèškə
Well, like I said, [in] a [ceremonial] apron and a dress.

5 (a) tè ut tùkə g'i dàvət ut ə məžò
They give her these things, [it’s] from her [future] husband

6 (a) ut d'ètu j zgudenìku d'è sə kàzvə
the one that’s her fiancé, so to speak.

7 (a) tə фùstə i drèškə ə kədif'è i kòž'ufč'etu j udgòr'e
[So], the apron, the dress of velvet, and the “kozhufche” (fur vest), is on top

8 (a) kɤtu kət pàltu pàltu
like – like a coat, like a coat.

9 (GK) drèškətə katu pàltu li
The dress is like a coat?

10 (a) n'è e drèškətə əmə
It’s not the dress [that’s like a coat], but rather …

11 (GK) kožùx
The “kozhuh”.

12 (a) kòžu kòž'ufč'i̥tȕ səmòtu təkò
it’s the “kozhufche” itself.

13 (GK) a drèškətə
And the dress?

14 (a) drèškətȁ ə tɤ̀j ə tùj drèškə sə kàzvə ə
The dress is there. It’s – it’s called a dress.

16 (a) tùj drèškə pək unùj pàk e tɤ̀j ə kòž'ufč'i̥tȕ
It’s a dress. But the other [thing], the “kozhufche”,

18 (a) səs kòži kədifè udgòr'e pàk kəf'àvə kədifè
is [made] from leather, [with] velvet on top – brown velvet

19 (a) tɤ̀j b'èš'i̥ ubl'àkənu i tùkə udòlu putplət'ènu
there was on it, and a lining here underneath.

20 (a) tò gu dàvəš nə màjstur' nə təkvìsə š'ivàč'i̥
You give it to a master craftsman, to these tailors [to make it up].

21 (a) tùkə udòlu ìmə kòžə štòtu zìmnu vrèmi də ti tòpli
There’s leather here underneath so as to keep you warm in the winter

22 (a) i tùkə òkuluwrɤ̀s ìmə pək blàn':t'ȅ
And here, all around [it] there are the “blani”,

23 (a) è tɤ̀j jnè kòž'ički ùbəvi tɤ̀j ùkuləwrɤ̀s
these nice little pieces of leather all around [it all].

24 (GK) blàni
“Blani” – ?

25 (a) blànə sə kàzvə tɤ̀ e tò tɤ̀j kòžə pàk amə
It’s called “blana”. It’s leather too, but

26 (a) tɤ̀j dɤ̀lgu sədì səmìti kusməlàci səmàtə kòžə
it hangs down [like] separate strands of long hair, but of leather.

27 (a) tɤ̀j dɤ̀lgə b'àlə s nəkràjə səs č'èrnu pàk tɤ̀j
Long and white, with black on the ends.

28 (a) znàš kò ùbəu tɤ̀j ùkuluwrɤ̀s
[Can] you know how beautiful [it was], all around.

29 (a) tò b'èši mnògu ùbu nè j kət sigàna
It was very beautiful. Not like [what they wear] now.

30 (GK) a na glavàta slàgaxa li i nèšto
And did they put something on her head?

31 (a) gləvɤ̀tə pàk è tɤ̀j ìmə bəjrìš' sə təkòzvə
[On ] her head there’s a headdress. [Yes,] she does that.

Hvojna 1

43 (a) e kumàtə kàk š’e jə nəprài kàk um’èe nəpràv’ət jə bùlkətə
whether the godmother has done it as she should. They prepare the bride

Kovačevo 1

123 (c) u kədifè kòj ìmə
Whoever has velvet –

124 (b) kòj ìmə kədifè kòj k’i šìjət nə mumàtə kədifè
Whoever has velvet will sew [things] for the girl out of velvet.

125 (c) i tugàj k’i j utkàrət i
And then they’ll take her off and –

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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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