lighting before electricity

Dolno Ujno

166 (a) i nèmaše tòk a na làmba se svèteše làmbi
And there wasn’t any electricity, rather a lamp would burn. Lamps ...

167 (RA) bez
Without –

168 (a) làmbi ne znàm vidèli li ste [laughter]
I don’t know if you’ve seen [such] lamps? [laughter]

169 (GK) səs gàzje
On gas?

170 (RA) visì li
Is it hanging?

171 (a) nè nè
No, no!

172 (RA) səz gàs li
[Burning] gas, is it?

173 (a) nè nè làm na làmba səs gàzg'e
No, no! It’s a lamp, a lamp. [Burning] “gasgye”...

175 (a) z gàs [laughter] i s vìdelce pək ne znàm
gas! [laughter] And a “videltse” (small dish holding a candle). I don’t know –

176 (a) prez ə kato detè sɤ̀m na vìdalo rasnàla
during – as a child, I grew up with [that kind of lighting].

177 (a) ednò takvò kakvò da vi kàžem mɤ̀ničko kato
It’s, like, how can I tell you? It’s tiny, like –

178 (GK) paničè nèkvo
Some sort of little bowl?

179 (a) nè nè nè e tekà
No, no, no. It’s like this –

180 (RA) əhɤ̀ səs svèšti
Aha, with candles.

181 (a) sos svèšti soz gàzgija
With candles, with gas –

183 (b) kandìlče
A hanging lamp

184 (a) kato kandìlče
Like a hanging lamp.

186 (a) oddòle sos kvò da vi go kàžem tè zabravìla səm
With [this thing] below – how can I tell you? I’ve forgotten.

Gorna Krušica 3

22 (c) a tàa čèrga ìska da se istkàe i jàs tkàa
but this rug needed to be fully woven. So I’m weaving

23 (c) na tèmnoto večertà na ednà gàzena làmbička
in the dark of night, with just one gas lantern [to see by].

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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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