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Čokmanovo 2

14 (b) ž'ɔ̀nehme gu sìč'ku səs sɔ̀rpuve ələ be jɛ̀ce trùdnu
We reaped all of it with sickles, it was really hard [work].

Gela 2

7 (a) zɔ̀meš sarpɔ̀ da sa navìdaš da žɔ̀neš slɔ̀ncetu nažìža
You take up a sickle, you bend down to reap, the sun is sizzling

8 (a) ama že žɔ̀neš si nèma kàk trɛ̀bva da pudberèš
but you reap. No [other] way, you have to get started.

Gorno Vŭršilo 2

12 (b) žànem žɤ̀tva žànem na ràka sas sṛ̀p
we reap – we harvest reaping by hand, with a sickle.

Kolju Marinovo 2

3 (VZh) səs kakvò žɤ̀nehte tvà dèto žɤ̀nete s nègo
What did you reap with? That thing that you use to reap with,

4 (VZh) kàk go vìkəte
what do you call it?

6 (a) srɤ̀p
A sickle.

8 (a) tò je təkà izvìto
It’s curved, like this.

9 (c) səs srɤ̀p i pəlamàrkə žə tùriš nə tàjə rɤ̀ka
[You reap] with a sickle, and you put a swaphook on this hand.

20 (a) i s tuvà səs sɤ̀rpɤ pribi
and with this and the sickle, you –

23 (f) dàvajte po ednà motìka po edìn srɤ̀p i po ednà palamàrka
… [just] give them each a hoe and a sickle and a swaphook,

24 (f) da vìdət kàk se rabòti
so they can see how it’s done.

25 (c) n’àməmi pələmàrki vèči izgùbijmi gi nìj sɤ̀rpuviti
We don’t have any swaphooks any more, we lost them, [also] the sickles.

26 (b) à ama às ìmam
Well, I have one.

Kolju Marinovo 4

48 (a) nə nìvətə vìj i sɤ̀rpuvi ni znàjti kvò i
Out in the fields [with sickles]. You [probably] don’t know what sickles are.

54 (a) rèkex əkù ne sì vid’àlə tı dàm srɤ̀b də vìdiš
I was about to say that if you haven’t seen one, I’ll give you a sickle to see.

Leštak 2

41 (VZh) əmhəm e kàk se žène
Uh huh – and how do you harvest it?

42 (d) e səs sʌ̀rpəs
Well, with a sickle.

43 (VZh) səs sɤ̀rpəs i kàk s kojà rəkà
With a sickle. And how? With which hand?

44 (d) e tɤ̀j fàtəš e tvà nìvətə i svà gu rèžeš səs sɤ̀rpəs
You grab it like this, and there’s the field, and you cut it all down with the sickle.

45 (VZh) əmhəm a na tàa rəkà nèšto slàgaš li
Uh huh, and do you put something on this hand?

46 (d) nə n’è sàmu fàtəš rəkʌ̀tə i
No. You just grab it [with] your hand, and –

47 (d) i r’èž’eš səs sərpʌ̀t i zberèž gu
and cut it with the sickle, and gather it up.

Leštak 3

144 (e) dà ə nìvətə sə žʌ̀ne səs sɤ̀rp tàə nìvə rəštɤ̀
Yes. But in the fields we reap with a sickle. Fields with rye.

146 (e) sɤ̀rp nəlì gu znàete təkòvə ednò zəkrəglènu
You know what a sickle is, right? This thing that’s round.

147 (GK) ot prèdnətə stranà dèto dèto e ustrìloto
On the front part where the blade is –

148 (GK) tovà ə glàtko li e ili
is that [part] smooth, or is it –

149 (e) əmi àz gu ìməm mòə ti gu kàž’e sərpɤ̀t
Well, I have one. I can show it to you. My sickle.

150 (GK) glàdko li e ili təkòvə
Is it smooth, or is it this [other way]?

151 (e) nəzɤ̀benku
[It’s] jagged.

152 (GK) nəzɤ̀benu e
It’s jagged.

153 (e) nəzɤ̀benku dètu rèže
[It’s] jagged [in the area] that does the cutting.

155 (e) səz zəbìčki i rèže tvà
It’s got these teeth, and that’s what does the cutting.

178 (e) dètu səbìrə slàmətə zəgreb’è təkà i uddòlu ž’ɤ̀ne sɤ̀rpə
where it gathers up the straw. You grab it thus, and the sickle reaps from below.

179 (GK) oddòlu ə go sečè ili go
From below. Does it slash [the grain] or –

180 (e) ə ə rèže gu
It cuts it.

182 (e) rèže gu tò e òstru nəzɤ̀benku rèže təkà nèkulku pɤ̀te
It cuts it. It’s sharp, jagged. And it cuts like this. Several times,

Malevo/Asg 2

49 (b) kugàtu uzrìjət nìvite pš’enìca rɤ̀š uv’ès kətu uzrìjət tugàvə utìvəme nə nìvətə
When things ripen in the fields – wheat, rye, oats – when they’re ripe we go to the fields

50 (b) səs sɤ̀rpuv’e nə rəkʌ̀ i pòčvəme də ž’ɤ̀neme i pràvime snòpi
with sickles in our hands and start to reap and to make sheaves.

Malevo/Xsk 1

184 (a) ž’ètvə gà dòjde ž’ènem səs sɤ̀rpuv’èt səs nədnič’ɛ̀ret ž’è̝nem
When harvest comes, we reap with sickles, we reap along with the day-workers

190 (a) sɤ̀rp i pələmàrkə jə ž’èneš i sigè̝ mlàtte n’àkəf pɤ̀t ìkət
You reap with sickle and swaphook. And now the young folk sometimes say,

Mogilica 3

27 (a) àh nìvətə zəsɛ̀eš' i sɛ̀tne əgà uzrɛ̀e už'ɔ̀neš' jə səs sɔ̀rp təkà
Ah, the field. You plant it, and then when it's ripened, you reap it with a sickle.

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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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