gifting at weddings

Gorna Krušica 1

35 (a) ɤ ama ìmaše togàva si dàrove pràe:me tə i tɤčèhme
Uh huh. So there was [the custom of gifting]. We made gifts, we wove [them]

36 (a) na stanovèto ìmamè si stànove dòma i si napràime ə takòva
on looms. We have looms at home and make them this way.

37 (a) naprèdemè si nàraka sìčko nàraka bèše nàraka si predè:me
We spin by hand. Everything was [done] by hand. We did the spinning by hand,

38 (a) i si napràime krɤ̀pi go kàzva:me za triène krɤ̀pi
and we make – towels, we called them. Towels for wiping.

40 (a) i z tovà darùvahme nìšto nè e imàlo è da kùpime
And we gifted those. There wasn’t anything we [could] buy

41 (a) ta da darùvame sà vìe ne znàm kàk pràvite i kakvò e
to gift [with]. I don’t know how you do it now, what you [use],

42 (a) kae nàs segà ùbavo bèše ə dàrove si ìmaše do sà
with us [more recently] it’s been nice. There’ve been gifts now,

43 (a) ka bè:me tèkezèta ìmašè si xùbavi dàrove nakùpimè si
when we were in the collective farm there were nice gifts [for] us [to] buy.

44 (a) jà sam davàla na moìte svàd dèca ka sàm ženìla
At my weddings I gave – when I married off my children

45 (a) davàla sàm kombiliziòne davàla sàm rìzi davàla sàm ə zabràtk’i
I gave slips, I gave shirts, I gave headscarves.

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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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