feasting at weddings

Černovrŭx

50 (a) zbìrə sə c'àlutu s'èlo nə jàdene i nə pìene
The whole village gathers together for eating and drinking.

51 (GK) n'àma značènie rodnìni li sɤ
Regardless of whether they are relatives or not?

52 (a) n'àmə sàmu če si gòtv'ət
Regardless! As long as they cook [and bring] food.

53 (GK) sèki si gòtvi sàm
Each cooks himself?

54 (a) s'èki si gòtvi zənàs'ə ə gòtv'ət pòvečeto vəf sùxo səstujànie
Each cooks, and brings [something]. Mostly they cook foods without liquid

55 (a) zə də mòe sə nòsi də kàžem
so that they can be transported [more easily]. And [let me] tell [you]:

Dolno Draglište 1

16 (a) i pòsle dòjda: pə svàtufštìnətə vèč'e nə nə ergè̝ninu pə màč'a bəštà
Then the in-laws, would come, the groom’s mother and father

17 (a) tàm suberà dòjda: pə tìə futrintà [laughter]
would come and gather [at the bride’s parents’] in the morning [laughter]

18 (a) i pà jàdene pìene tàm tə [laughter] təvà [laughter]
and there would be eating and drinking there [laughter].

Garvan 1

124 (a) i tàm v'èč'ə s'àdəš i edèš i drùgu du dvənàjs
And then you sit down there and eat and such, till midnight

126 (a) dà swədbàr:tȅ tàm tò hòrə mnògu tàm sə idè
Yes. The wedding guests [are] there, many people. That’s where you eat,

127 (a) tàm təkòswəš pijèš' du dvənàis č'esɤ̀ s'ètne dvənàjs č'esɤ̀ v'èč'e
hang out, drink – up to midnight. Then when it’s midnight,

181 (a) i tɤ̀j i s'ètn'e v'èk'i š'ə j nɤ̀l' ti kàəm
So that’s that. After that, like I told you, they’ll

182 (a) du ob'et v'èki igràjət pìjət təkòzwət v'èč'i sə rəspil'àwət
be dancing and drinking and such until noon, and then they’ll disperse,

Gorna Krušica 1

10 (a) i sle sèdneme i si slàgame a takòva si pràime màndži
and we sit down and lay [the “table”]. We make food there

11 (a) na dvòro si pràjme màndži do do vratìte tàm do kɤ̀štata
we make food in the yard, by the doors of [our] houses.

12 (a) pràveme màndži fof ə golèmi kazàne i takìva màndži starovrèmski
We would make food in big cauldrons, old-time dishes.

13 (a) fasùlče sɤs mèso ako e imàlo mèso àko nèma
Beans, with meat if there was any meat. If not,

14 (a) pa takà si go napràim fasùlčeto i orìsče somèleme orìsčeto
then we just make beans. And rice – we grind up rice

15 (a) na takvìja kàmene ìmaše à kàmeni a pə ta go melèhme nìe
using stones. There were these stones, and we would grind it –

Gorno Vŭršilo 1

49 (a) kàk se e pravìlo svàdba ami še kalèšem svòite
How was a wedding done? Well, we’ll invite our people

50 (a) pa se napḷ̀nat pa vildžìi svìrat pa otpùsnem vìno
and the [place] fills up, then the violinists play, then we open up the wine.

Nasalevci 1

10 (GK) nèšto mèsexa li
Did they do any baking?

11 (a) e pa se mèseše se lèp se mèsi pa se kòl’u òvce
Of course there was baking: they made bread, they slaughtered sheep

12 (a) za jèden’e pa dà spràvl’aju se dà
for the meal. Yes, they manage [somehow]. Yes.

13 (GK) i nèkakɤf speciàlen lèp li se mèseše
Did they make any special sort of bread?

14 (a) e pa kò što se jedè kvò speciàlen
Just the kind you eat. What do you mean, “special”?

15 (GK) nè e takɤ̀f za za pra kato za pràznik
Nothing like the sort – like on a holiday?

16 (GK) kato za svàdba nèšto pò
For a wedding, something more –

17 (BR) za svàdba
For a wedding.

22 (a) e nò bìl takà si kož kɤ̀f si edèm edèmo lèp
It was like – The kind we eat, the [same] bread we eat

23 (a) takɤ̀f se prài za svàdbata
is the kind that we make for weddings.

46 (a) na gṛbìnu edù i pijù [laughter] kvò kazùjem ovakà
on their backs. They eat, and drink [laughter]. Whatever I say, that’s how it is.

47 (a) najedù se dòjde vrème da se izlàzi nevèsta da se venčàva
They eat their fill, it’s time for the bride to leave for the [church] ceremony

65 (a) naròt se zbìra napùni se stàe èden’e pìen’e kòj dokude òče
People gather, the rooms fill up. There’s eating and drinking as long as anyone wants,

66 (a) i kòj pàdne kòj [laughter] se napijè i takà
until anyone falls down [laughter] or gets drunk. And that’s all.

Oborište 2

54 (a) čenìca dèka odève a govorìxme
Wheat, [like] that we [already] talked [about] …

56 (a) če a tàm varìm na svàdbata čùkat a zgòtvat a
… how we cook that for weddings – they process it and cook it up

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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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