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Huhla 5

24 (a) nìštu n'ètu mlikò n'ètu icè n'ètu m'èsu n'ètu rìbətə
Nothing. Neither milk, nor eggs, nor meat, nor – But [as for] fish

25 (a) dvà pɤ̀ti jəd'àhi jàdəhne jəd'àhne i màjkit'e sə ni pìtəli
we would eat that twice, and our mothers would ask us

26 (a) təkà màjko zəšt'ò nə vrɤ̀bnəcə i nə
like this: “Mother’s children, why on Palm Sunday and on … “

28 (a) à təkà zəštòtu rìbətə nə gləvàtə imàlə krɤ̀s i təkà
Right. Because a fish has a cross on its head, and so –

29 (a) gosput jə i u glɤvɤ̀tə [unintelligible] zərət tòu krɤ̀s
The Lord [unintelligible] to its head. And because of that cross

30 (a) dvà pɤ̀t'ɨ sə jàlə i ə fs'àki pùs si e
[fish] is eaten twice. And each fast is [its own] –

36 (a) d'è də znàm kàk b'àše tə səm pìtələ màjkə
how should I know how it was – I asked mother

37 (a) òt' pùs tə rìbə ni sɤ̀ jəd'è pək ə təkɤ̀vu pək jədèn'e
why, [if] fish isn’t supposed to be eaten during fast, [that] we still eat [it].

38 (a) òt' təkɤ̀vu čèdu òti rìbətə ìmə krɤ̀s
[and she said,] “Because of this, child, because the fish has a cross [on it].”

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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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