stringing tobacco

Iskrica 2

37 (b) əmə gu nìžem nə gub’èrki i nə kənàp i pòsle
Then we thread them on needles, and on cords, and after that

38 (b) si pràəm ràmki nə ràmkiti ili nàj nəpr’èt nə sərɤ̀ci̥
we make frames, and [put these threads] on the frames. No, first [we put them] on poles

39 (b) sərɤ̀citi i səs ə šùmə càriičenə go nəvɤ̀rzvəme̝ i nəpràenə skèl’ə
and tie the poles [to the frames] with corn husks. Then a scaffolding is made

40 (b) i nə tàə skèl’ə nər’àdəme sərɤ̀ci̥ti̥ i kugàtu vəlì dɤ̀š
and we line up the poles on the scaffolding. When it rains, then,

41 (b) ìməme pə skèl’ə put sùšinə ə tàm pək nəpràenə sərɤ̀citi gi zìməme̝
we have the scaffolding to keep things dry. Then we take these poles

42 (b) pu dvà pu dvà sɤrɤ̀ka i gi nòsime̝ tàm idìn du drùk
and line them up by pairs, one next to another,

43 (b) idìn du drùk tɤ̀j gi nər’àda:me̝ tugàə enò vr’ème
one next to another, and that’s how we lined them up in the old days.

Kralevo 1

48 (a) əmə z d’àttu nɨ̀ž’ehme i nɤ̀šte əmə i sigɛ̀
Well, with Grandpa we’d string [the tobacco] also at night, but now [they]

49 (a) dòjdəhə ut hàskuu nə ràptə i tìjə nɨ̀žɨt f nid’è̝len d’è̟n’
came from Haskovo to work, and they string [tobacco] on Sunday

50 (a) i dvàmə pàk si gu zəbel’žòvət sèdnət i
and two of them marked off [a patch], and they sit and –

51 (a) i televìzur si kùpihme gràmnəd go èj tùkə gu privɤ̀rzət
we’d bought a TV, and they grabbed it! And now they have it tied

52 (a) če nɨ̀ž’ət i p’è̟ət i nɨ̀ž’ət əmə ə kət məšɨ̀nə
up there and they string tobacco, and sing, and string, like a machine.

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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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