rituals with water

Babjak 3

25 (b) kəto rəzvàləjə č'ùpu i prɤ̀ska: tàm
when they take the flowerpot apart, [everyone] there gets sprinkled [with

26 (b) mlədeštà ženìte se zbìrə: dètu slùša: dètu pɛ̀e:
water] – young people and women who listen and sing – they gather around

27 (b) prɤ̀ska: sus vudàtə i mladeštà i mumìte
and everyone gets sprinkled with water – young people, unmarried girls,

28 (b) i ženìte i i xòrətə kuìtu gi slùša: glèda:
and married women, people who are watching and listening.

Eremija 2

9 (a) à decàta što smè takvìa pu tri če̝tirnàese godìni
Those of us children who were thirteen or fourteen years old,

10 (a) nèkoe siràče napràvime gu vàjdudùlka
[we find] some orphan [girl] and make her the rain maiden.

12 (a) nakìtime go sos cvetjà sos takòva venèc na glavàta i zème kotlènce
We decorate her with flowers, a wreath on her head, she takes a small pot

13 (a) u na rakàta bèlo i vodìčka i nìe slet nìx pèeme
in her hand, white, with water, and we [go] after them and sing,

14 (a) vàjdudùle dàj bòže dòš onà rɤ̀si
“Oh Dodola, God grant rain!” and she sprinkles [the water].

Oborište 2

42 (a) na velìden ˀotìvat na derèto nòsat buàlkata okɤ̀pat a
on Easter they go to the river, they take the laundry paddle and bathe it.

43 (MM) na kumàta
[The one belonging] to the “godmother”.

44 (a) na u kumàta
[Yes,] “the godmother”.

46 (a) tàa dèto e
The one that was …

48 (a) na làzarkite ìdat na derèto dèk ne presɤ̀:va derèto
… with the “lazarki”. They go to the river, to a place where it never dries up,

49 (a) okɤ̀pat buàlkat tàm dèt še bùame drèite è
they bathe the laundry paddle in the place where we launder the clothes –

51 (a) na onovà dɤrvò mu kàzvame buxàlka i sa vrɤ̀štat
that piece of wood, we call it a laundry paddle – and [then] they come back.

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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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