poverty

Brŭšljan 1

51 (a) svìni da i ìməš'e živòtni mnògu ubàč'e sl'et tvàskə
Pigs, yes. And there were a lot of animals. However after that

52 (a) i xòrətə ispàdnəxə lìpsəhə izmr'àhə d'ètu ìmə ednɤ̀ dùmə
people fell into poverty, they disappeared, they died out, as they say,

Gela 2

13 (a) əmə sìčku ut gulik'ɔ̀ hòg'ət gòlɤ izmɔ̀rznət
And everything [now] is poverty, [people] go around bare and freeze.

14 (a) pək drùguš ublɛ̀čenu sìčku ublɛ̀čenu ta tvà e
But then, [people] were dressed, everyone [was] dressed [sufficiently]. And there it is.

Gorna Krušica 2

38 (c) àmì od dvè pòveče kòj smèe da ròdi
No way! Who dares have any more than two,

40 (c) kat si vidèl tìja mizèrii
once you’ve seen these hard times.

Huhla 1

25 (a) du èj tùvə səm òd'lə bòsə nə učìlište nìšto mi n'è e
And I came barefoot all the way to here, to school. I had no problem with that.

26 (a) gà z gi gl'eəm t'àə krəkà bul'ɤ̀t bul'ɤ̀t bl'ɤ̀t
[But] when I look at my feet [now], they hurt, hurt – [how] they hurt!

27 (a) i t'àə nòkti bul'ɤ̀t gur'ɤ̀t ògən' ut udmrɤ̀znət'e
and the nails hurt, it’s like fire burning, from [having been] frozen.

Huhla 4

33 (a) əm n'àməše zə jàdeni n'àməše zə kupùvəne čèdo kəkò də gl'èdəne
But we had nothing to eat and nothing to buy, child. What to raise?

Kralevo 1

88 (a) ìməme li pərɨ̀ də kùpim tràktur sigɛ̀ n’àməme
Do we have the money to buy a tractor now? No, we don’t.

89 (a) tòj əku ìmə pərɨ̀ də kùpim tràktur [laughter] də ur’è
If [only] we had money to buy a tractor [laughter] for plowing!

91 (a) pək s’ɛ̀ gàt izur’è dɨ̀n d’èkər nɨ̀və dàj dàj
[As it is, the one who] plows a decare-large field [for us] will say give [me]

92 (a) stò l’èvə ìkə dàj devedes’è l’èvə dàj stò i pedesè levə
a hundred levs, give [me] ninety levs, give [me] a hundred and fifty levs.

93 (a) pək pərɨ̀te pànnahə
[It’s hard, because] the [value of] money has fallen.

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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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