rain

Brŭšljan 1

83 (a) nə nə snegɤ̀t nə dəždɤ̀t nə priròdətə
in – in the snow, in the rain – “au naturel”.

84 (VZh) [Как се казва когато вали сняг и дъжд?]
[What do you call it when it rains and snows both?]

85 (a) zətùj sn'àk i dɤ̀š kugàtu vəlì mu vìkəme xləpàvicə nìe
So when it snows or rains we call that sleet.

86 (a) sn'àk i dɤ̀š vəlì də kàž'em sìl'ni vəl'èž'uve
[When] it snows or rains, let’s say heavy precipitation,

87 (a) təkìvə stud'ènu vr'ɛ̀metu i mu vìkəme xləpàvicə č'e xl'èpi
cold weather like that, we call that sleet because it “sleets”.

Brŭšljan 3

2 (c) èsenutu vr'ɛ̀me kətu št'à: uvərš'ème tò l'ètneš'e
In the autumn when we’d do the threshing – it would be raining

3 (c) predi dimìtruvdèn' št'à pòčneme də s'ɛ̀eme zìmnicə ž'ìtu rɤ̀š' ečmìk
before St. Dimitri’s day – we’d begin to sow the winter grains – rye, barley –

Golica 2

39 (b) tàm natàtək valì li
Is it raining over there…

41 (b) kədèt ste xòdili
… [along the path] where you were walking?

43 (b) tùka e gol'àma sùša
Here there’s a terrible drought.

45 (b) valì li natàtək
Is it raining over there?

Golica 3

82 (a) am kə tò sè wal'ɛ̀ši sigà ne walì drùgij pɛ̀t kətò
Well, it used to rain all the time, but now it doesn’t. Another time when …

83 (c) am val'àše àz zapòwn'uw də n' valì kɛ̀k enɛ̀ gudìna
You say “it used to rain”?! I can remember when it didn’t rain. When that year –

87 (a) àm bìva valì
Well, there is rain sometimes …

104 (a) čùvaj Mariòno ma ma mamùl':tȅ kat sɛ̀ rast'ɛ̀li
Listen, Mariona, about the corn: If it’s grown,

105 (a) še j val'àlo pək wozìdba v žètva n'e è val'àlo
then it will have rained. But when we took in the harvest it hadn’t rained.

107 (a) pək tùj nɑ̀či v'èki tr'àbva də je val'àlo də rəst'è
So then, it had to have rained already for [things] to have grown –

108 (a) s'àtutu də rəst'è
for what had been sowed to have grown.

109 (c) [unintelligible] da e vəl'àlu ama ne valì
[unintelligible] [it should] have rained but it’s not raining.

165 (a) ɑ̀s v'èke na gròbištətə amà n'èka nə zəvəlì za wɑ̀s
I’m already for the graveyard. But let’s [help make] it rain for you.

166 (a) də nakòl'at idìn kurbɑ̀n' če də sə pumòl'at či n'èka zəwəlì
Let them make a sacrifice, and they’ll pray that it will start raining

167 (a) da ukwɑ̀si mamùl':t'ȅ vèči̥ zə kəkvò sti s'ɛ̀li kɛ̀k
and moisten the corn. [Otherwise] what’s [the point of] your having sown it?

168 (c) mòre nà s'àxme nì tàa gudìna nìštičku ne smè
Ah but look: we sowed it, and didn’t [get] a thing, not this year either.

169 (a) am n'èka n'e sì s'àla i tì s'estrɑ̀ t'i komš'ùjkata t'i
Well, so what if you didn’t sow? Your sister, and your neighbor –

170 (a) s'à tàm nəlì grə̀n'nətə ti še ukwɑ̀si
[they] sowed over there. And your garden will get some moisture, won’t it?

171 (a) a tùka də m səm kəìl'na
And I’d be content [if I got a little] here.

172 (c) am ùbavo dè ùbavo da zəvalì ama ne zaval'àva mà
Well OK, fine, if it would rain. But it’s not raining, see?

173 (a) ə tùka da ukwɑ̀si pàk səm kəìl'nə
Even here, a bit of moisture and I’d be content.

Golica 4

6 (a) tòj še zəwəlì pɑk n'èma də ustɑ̀ne tɛ̀j ama gɑ̀ mìne wr'ɛ̀me
He will make it rain again - it won’t stay like this. But when time passes –

Huhla 4

24 (a) nàštə zèm'ə prez l'àtu̥tu təkà dvà trì pɤ̀t'ə də fàti dɤ̀š
[Here] in our area in the summer, we [just] get rain two or three times

25 (a) tò hi stìgə pòveče ne štè mə tàə zèm'ə n'à
and that’s enough. It doesn’t require more. But this region didn’t –

28 (a) tvà l'at n'àməše dɤ̀š tvà l'atu màj kətu vəl'àši i sigɛ̀
This summer there was no rain. This summer – [only a little] in May. But now –

29 (a) pò nəpr'àš bèše fànəlu mnògu dɤ̀š i pàk e nà e
[In] earlier [years] there’d been a lot of rain [by now]. Still, look there –

Kovačevo 2

14 (b) tugàə što sì iskàrəme zə nàs si j tugàj ìməše i dɤ̀žduve
Back then whatever we produced was ours. Back then there were [strong] rains,

15 (b) tìi nìvi št’u gì glèjš i nəgòre i nədòlu ògərdi ìmə
[there were] these fields that you see – up there, down there, with fences –

16 (b) èhèj əmə ìməše i dɤ̀š
oho! But there was rain..

Kruševo 1

2 (a) du snegɤ̀ blìzu si tàm dòš’ vèk’e
… until the snow [comes]. It’s close. There’s rain already over there,

Malevo/Asg 2

54 (b) zə də ne mòe də sə mòkr’et sìčki snòpi gi pràv’əm
so they won’t get wet. I make all of the sheaves

55 (b) nə kup’èn kugàtu zəvəlì də nə mòe də sə mòkr’et
into a pile so that when it starts to rain they won’t get wet.

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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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