gifting at engagement

Dolno Ujno

282 (a) i onàa momàta ako gi arèsa ako arèše momčèto zèmat ə
And that girl, if she likes them, if she liked the boy, they take –

283 (a) zème nèšto pràti podàrək kakvò kakvò e bilò
she takes something, she sends a gift, whatever there was.

286 (RA) nèšto vèzano
Something embroidered –

287 (a) e pa nèšto vèzano
Yes, something embroidered.

288 (RA) plèteno
[or] knitted –

289 (a) nèšto e čoràpi li rìza li kɤ̀rpa li nèšto če ìma
Something like socks, or a shirt, or a towel, there’ll be something.

290 (RA) i dàva
And she gives [it] –

291 (a) i dàva na momčèto
And she gives it to the boy.

Kovačevo 1

94 (c) uttàm sə prigòtv’ət k’i səs jàdene bànici i səs pugàči z vìnu
After that, they start to prepare the food, types of banitsa, breads, wine,

95 (a) s rəkìjə i nə mumàta šo k’i dokàrət
and brandy, as well as the things that they’ll bring to the girl.

96 (b) k’i i dukàrət nə mumàtə
– that they’ll bring to the girl.

97 (c) k’i dukàrət ubùfki li k’e e
They’ll bring her shoes, …

99 (b) zəbràtka
Head coverings.

100 (c) zəbràtkə pək prɤ̀stene k’i dukàrət i
… they’ll bring her head coverings, and rings, and –

101 (a) od na nèa k’e otkàrət zatvà təkà
Because they’ll take things back from her too! That’s why.

102 (c) od nèj k pə [laughter]
Back from her! [laughter]

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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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