fireflies

Kozičino 1

61 (GK) ne znàm s kəkò gi rɛ̀s’ət əmà às kəto b’àx detè ìməše ə
I don’t know what they spray it with but when I was a child, there were

62 (GK) tìe mušìci dètu prez noštә̀ deto svèt’ət kàk im vìkate vìe
these little insects that glimmer in the night. How do you call those?

63 (a) ə gəgrìci
Um, weevils

64 (GK) nè pres noštə̀ kət stàne tɤ̀mno
No, at night, when it gets dark.

65 (a) a sv’etùl’k’i
Oh, fireflies!

66 (b) kumàri
Mosquitoes.

67 (GK) svetùl’k’i
Fireflies.

68 (a) sə d’èt sv’ètva
[They] are [the ones] that glimmer …

70 (a) i harč’ì i sv’ètvə
… and fly away, then glimmer again.

72 (a) nègu mu vìkəhme sv’etùl’k’i
We called those fireflies.

73 (GK) à e kədè segà ìma svetùl’ki
Ah. And where are there fireflies now?

74 (a) am nà n’èm ne sɛ̀m vìd’ela
Well – nowhe– I haven’t seen [any].

75 (GK) ne sì vìdelə štòtu dètu rɛ̀sə i gi istròv’ehə
You haven’t seen them because they spray [where they were] and they poisoned them.

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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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