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Eremija 2

1 (GK) a ednò vrème kato nèmaše dɤ̀š dɤ̀lgo vrème ìmaše li
In the old days. when there was no rain for a long time. was there

2 (GK) n'àkəf ubičàj də sə prài zə zə dɤ̀š səs pòpo da
some sort of custom people did for rain where the priest [did] –?

15 (a) i kàraa edìn den le dvà pa zavàli doš sà karàa pòpo
They do this a day or two, and it starts to rain. Now they got the priest

16 (a) da prài nèkakof molèben ama e trebàlo nàj màlko trì čètiri žèni
to do some sort of prayer, but it needed at least three or four women

17 (a) da se sobèrat pa nèče nìkoḁ
to get together [to do it], but none of them want to.

Garvan 1

41 (a) i utìdujmi nə č'èrkvətə pòpu tàm ti slàgə təkòs ə inì venčilà
And we went to the church. The priest is there, he puts these wreaths on you –

58 (GK) i slèt tvà gi men'àvə
And after that he switches them around.

59 (a) i s'ètn'e tàm pòpu t'i č'it'è tə venčàvə
And then the priest says to you [the words] to marry you,

64 (a) màsətə tàm səz bìblijətə səs pòpu nəprèt čit'è
the table there with the Bible. The priest [goes] in front, he recites,

66 (a) č'itìrmə ubikàl'əš màsətə tɤ̀j kɤ̀ktu j màs:tə tùkə̥tɤ̀j ìmə bìblijə tàm
the four go around the table – it’s like a table. There’s the Bible there

67 (a) nèguit'ȅ dètu č'i̥t'è knìgi pòpo i ubikàl'əš ut tri pɤ̀t'ə tɤ̀j
and his books that the priest reads from. You go around three times

68 (a) s'ètn'e v'èči̥ ti gi ismɤ̀kvə i kàzvə v'èč'e
and then they take them off [your head] and [the priest] says

69 (a) zɤ̀mə prɤ̀stent'ȅ gi menì mòjo tòjo i celùvəme rəkɤ̀
he’ll take the rings and switch them – mine, yours – and we kiss the hands

Golica 3

66 (a) na səv'èta d'èto ìma tɑ̀m pisɑ̀ri
At the municipal hall, in the place where they have scribes.

70 (a) tìj venčɑ̀wət tìj kreštɑ̀wət
they do marriages, they do christenings,

114 (a) ama tr'àba pòpə də j tùka də č'i̥t'è
there has to be a priest here, to recite [them], …

115 (c) tòj si e tùka
Well, he is here, …

116 (a) də sə mòl'at
… [for everyone] to pray.

117 (c) kòj še mu platì
… [but] who’s going to pay him?

118 (a) pək sigɑ̀ tìj pòpə n: gù priznɑ̀wət
But these [folk] here now don’t recognize the priest.

119 (c) əmə tò togàa prədì bìlo bis parì sigà tr'àa
But that was then. It used to be free. But now you have to

120 (c) m platìš na pòpa zə də dòdi tùkanə
pay the priest to come here..

122 (c) bis parì n'àma da dòdi
Without money, he won’t come.

123 (a) wòti pòp ìmat sigà pòp ìma ma ni štɛ̀d gu
… why? They have a priest. There’s a priest now. But they don’t want him.

124 (c) ə̀h ni štɛ̀d gu kɛ̀g gu ni štɛ̀t ma
They don’t want him? Listen, how [can it be that] they don’t want him?

125 (c) ìma pòp mà duxòd'a pòpa tùka
There is a priest, you know, [and] the priest comes here.

129 (a) pòpa dohɑ̀d'a amà
The priest comes, but –

142 (a) ìdɛt tàm napr'àt tè kurbàn:t'ȅ zakòl'at mɛ̀škit'ȅ
They used to go there and [make] sacrifices. The men do the slaughtering,...

143 (c) kurbàni ìmaše
[Yes,] there were sacrifices.

144 (a) ž'èn:t'ȅ si opikɛ̀t l'àp h pèštitɛ̏ ìdət
… the women bake bread in the [outdoor] ovens, they go

145 (a) podɑ̀wat si ližɛ̀t na učìtȅ si mòl'at sə
and exchange [food], they prostrate themselves (= lie eyes down) and pray…

147 (a) pòpə čit'ɛ̀ši
… [and] the priest would recite [the prayers].

Iskrica 3

52 (c) c’àl:te àgnetə gi nòs’ət tàm i pòpə mìni i gi up’àvə
they bring the entire lamb roasts there, and the priest comes by to bless them.

53 (c) nər’èt sìčki gi up’àvə nərɤ̀s’uvə gi tàm i gi up’àvə
He blesses them one after another, sprinkles them [with holy water] and blesses them,

54 (c) i sìčkiti mu dàvət pu inò pərčè nə pòpə
and everyone gives a piece [of his lamb] to the priest.

56 (c) emi kətu mìni pòpə upèi ə àgneàtə dɤ̀t mu pu inò pərčè sìčki
So when the priest comes and blesses the lambs and each one gives a piece

57 (c) nə pòpə i drùgiti pòčnət xàpnət tàm sìčkiti i pòčvət vèči visilbìti
to the priest, then all the others start to eat, and the revelry begins.

Nasalevci 2

141 (a) e kvò ednò zeml’àno
No? Well it’s this – an earthenware thing.

142 (c) è pòpɤ pòpɤ
Like the priest [has], the priest.

143 (a) pòpɤt ne sì li vidèl pòp sɤs kvò onòde
Haven’t you seen the priest when he does his thing with it?

151 (a) ama zeml’àno e pa e napràeno takà ìma dṛ̀ščica
Well, it’s earthenware, and it’s made like – it’s got a handle,

152 (a) i tùra se žàr i tùra se tevn’àn
and you put in coals, and put in incense

165 (a) i tùri takòva žàr i takà i onò ča takò e
And he puts the coals [into the candle dish] and it – like that –

166 (a) pa i onò izlèzne kato pùšak
and then smoke comes out,

168 (a) obikòli ga trì puti i ko pòp pročetì
and he takes it around three times like the priest when he chants

170 (a) kvò pročetì tàm i stàva vèče i rèže
what he chants. Then he stops and makes the cut.

Petrov Dol 2

96 (a) də prɤ̀skəmi prɤ̀skəd gi rɤ̀s’ət rɤ̀s’əd gi
... and we sprinkle. [The children] sprinkle them, they shower them [with the wet nettles].

97 (e) sè ednò pòp
Just like the priest.

98 (a) i kətu pòp kətu i pòp sè jnò i sɤ̀št pòp
Like the priest. Like the priest, exactly like the priest.

105 (GK) a nòsexte li go àgneto kato go opečete nòsexte li go
And did you take the lamb – when you roast the lamb did you take it

106 (GK) na cɤ̀rk na čɛ̀rkvata
to church [for a blessing]?

113 (b) pr’ed’ì dɤ zɤ dɤ gu zɤkòlim
Before – before we slaughter it …

117 (b) pòpɤ gu up’àwə
… the priest sings a blessing on it.

118 (a) inò vr’ɛ̀mi nòs’im gu nə cɤ̀rkvəta
Back then we carried it to the church

122 (a) də mu č’i̥tè tàm pòpɤ dɤ gu up’ɛ̀j
for the priest to read over it, to sing a blessing over it.

126 (a) nə gɤrbɤ̀ si nɤ cɤ̀rkvəta gi nòsewmi tugàva kət sə vɤ̀rn’i
[he hoists it] onto his back and we’d take them to church. And then when it comes back,

127 (a) də gu č’i̥t’è pòpɤ tàm kət sə vɤ̀rn’im zəkàl’ɤmi i
[he took it] for the priest to read the blessing – then when we get back we slaughter it

154 (GK) na pòpə ostàvaxte li mu ot pèčenoto
Did you leave the priest some of the roast?

155 (a) à n’è
Ah, no.

Repljana 2

9 (a) svèki si dṛžì jàgn'eto i pòp četì i na jàgn'eto na rògɤt
Each one held his lamb and the priest spoke, and on each lamb's horns

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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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