irrigation

Gorno Vŭršilo 2

8 (b) kvò ìmam s skòpam ja nàsada pipèra a polìvam gu
What [work] do I have? I dig [in it], plant the peppers, water them,

53 (b) nàšata stranà tùrim mu rɛ̀jkite napràime mu vàdite i pu go pulìvame
in our area. We put the beanpoles – we make irrigation channels for them, and water them.

Kralevo 1

79 (a) brigàdətə məšɨ̀nətə vərɨ̀ pùskəš tvà kàč’en
the work brigades. This machine goes along and you spray from this [thing] hoisted on it –

81 (a) nòsɨ sə udɤ̀tə teč’è b’èše i hùbəvu
it’s carried – water keeps flowing. Everything was fine.

Kruševo 4

103 (a) ùbəvu mnògu e ùbəvu tùk də ìmə vòdə znàš’
It is nice, very nice. If there were water here, you know

104 (a) kəkvà bugàtə m’èš’kə je
what a rich area this would be!

108 (a) zət kɤ̀štətə ìmə ednà grədìnkə ednà gudìnə pùsnəə vòdə
In back of the house there’s a garden. One year they brought in water

109 (a) ud òreš’e ud r’èkətə
from Oreshe, from the river.

111 (a) tùkə nəvàdihmè jə dvà pəti
And we irrigated it twice,

113 (a) t’à ne mòž də ə priber’èš
and you couldn’t even pick [everything]!

Malevo/Xsk 1

173 (a) pres c’àlutu l’àtu si rəst’è i nəpusl’èdək pòčnəhə də k pul’ɨ̀vət
it grows the whole summer. Lately they’ve begun to irrigate it,

174 (a) əmə nə č’ɛ̀snu gà b’èhme n’àməše pul’ɨ̀vəne
but when we had our own [fields] there was no irrigation.

175 (a) tur’èd gu pul’ɨ̀vəd gu i kugàd dòjde zə pribɨ̀rəne
[Now] they fertilize it and water it, and when it’s time to gather 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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