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Bansko

297 (a) ìma takà pu kràj ìmame rɛ̀ka ta ud rekàta
Down at the edge [of the village] we have a river and [that’s where] they’ve

298 (a) sa napraìli takà è kòlko tàa odajà
made a [place] about as big as this room here,

300 (a) zagràdeno takà sus tekvìja stojnàli dà sa takà ma màlko ispàč’eni
fenced off with these supports, that are – that stick out a bit.

301 (a) ta tàm perème i tàm se vàla: resnačètu
That’s where we do our washing, and where they full the blankets

Huhla 6

7 (b) ìməm ìməm i zə peràne
I have – I have [some things that need] washing.

9 (b) è zə peràne ìmə i
Yes, there’s washing to do.

10 (GK) kvò imaž za peràne
What do you have for washing?

11 (b) ə dòstə b'è
Well, quite a bit!

12 (GK) àa dèto tùka b'àxa sìčkite drèxi
Ah, all the clothes that were here?

13 (b) à t'è si gi z'èhə t'ànite
Oh, they took theirs!

14 (GK) a rèkox da ne sɤ̀ ti ostàili tìe drèxite rabòtnite
Ah, I was wondering whether they’d left you all these work clothes.

15 (b) e əm jà rəbòtnite dè t'ut'ùnckite si stuv'ɤ̀t əm kugàt dòjdət
Oh, those tobacco work [clothes]! They’re just sitting [there]. When they come

16 (b) še s gi uperɤ̀t ned'àl'ə še dòjdət še z gi uperɤ̀t
they’ll wash them. They’ll come on Sunday and they’ll wash them.

17 (GK) jàs rèkux če ti še če tì še im gi perèš
I thought that you – that you’d be washing them for them.

18 (b) əm mòže də gi pèrə i jɛ̀ n'èskə ku n'è ùtre
Well maybe I will wash them. Today – if not, then tomorrow.

19 (GK) nə sìčko na rəkà li perèš
By - do you do all the washing by hand?

20 (b) əmə peràlnə ìmə
No, there’s a washing machine.

22 (b) be segà nìkoj ne sɤ̀ mɤ̀či
Nobody goes to that trouble now.

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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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