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Kolju Marinovo 3

68 (a) i sə nəbìti səs inò inì krèməni pràvea gi
And then it’s got this, these flintstones pounded into it. [Who] used to make them?

69 (a) tùrci̥t’e li bèši cìgəni li b’àhə ne znàm ne mòə vi kàžə
Was it Turks? Was it Gypsies? I don’t know, I can’t tell you.

Kolju Marinovo 6

1 (a) znàjš kəkvò je ìməše inì cìgən’i im vìkəmi lìnguri
You know what? There were these gypsies: we call them “wooden-spoon [makers]".

17 (a) tòj nə cigùl’kə zème si cìgənski kiminčètə im vìkəmi nìj
He’s playing violin – the Gypsy kind. We call them “kemanche’s”

Kruševo 3

73 (RA) jə jə jə jə a boì otkədè gi zèmaš
Yes, yes, yes, yes. But where do you get your dyes from?

74 (a) ut cìgənkìt’e̥
From gypsy women.

96 (a) ud òreòvu təkà bujədìsu̥vàme pə ìnəč’è si kupòvəme bujà
… from walnuts. We’d make those dyes. Otherwise we buy colors

97 (a) ud məgəzìnetu ut cìgənkìte kupùvəme
from the store, and we buy them from gypsy women.

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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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