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Kolju Marinovo 4

15 (GK) əxə mì trevà ne ponìkvələ li pòsle pàk kəto gu takòvə
Ah. But didn’t grass grow up again later on, when [you did] this to it?

16 (a) n’àmə də punìkni bè
It won’t grow up again! No way.

17 (GK) štò
Why [not]?

18 (a) zəštòtu nìj kətu gu nəpràvim tvà pɤ̀rvo
Because when we do this thing up – So, first.

19 (a) tvà pɤ̀rvətə godìnə də ti kàžə ftòrətə gudìnə
Well, that’s the first year, to tell [the truth]. In the second year,

20 (a) t’à punìkni trivɤ̀ punìkni mə ni mòj də punìkni
grass does come up. It does, but it doesn’t grow up

21 (a) gul’àmə trivɤ̀ təkà lòšə stràšnə i z’èmim s mutìkiti
[to be] such tall grass, not so bad and awful [that we can’t] take the hoes

22 (a) i gu ut’èsəmi gu tì mutìkə nəlì si čùvəl [laughter]
and cut it back. You’ve heard of hoes, haven’t you? [laughter]

23 (a) ku ne sì ja vìždəl [laughter] ut’èsəmi gu isfɤ̀rl’əmi
[Even] if you haven’t seen one. [laughter] So we cut it back and throw

24 (a) nə utpàdəci̥ti d’ètu trivɤ̀tə i pàk təkà ftòri pɤ̀t pàk
the cut grass onto the trash pile, and then again a second time

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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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