traditional decoration

Kovačevo 1

110 (b) gu kàzvaà upəšàlkə tugàs svikɤ̀rə kətu nərdì kurdòne
they called it the “upashalka” (ritual decoration). Then the father-in-law prepares cords.

111 (b) əku ìmə žəltìci k’e tùri žəltìcə nə kurdòne drùgi
If he has gold coins he’ll put gold coins on the cord, or other [things]

112 (b) nik’àf gul’àm kìtət nìžət
[It’s] a big “nikyaf” (large necklace) – they decorate [things], string [coins and things] –

115 (c) s upəšàlkətà e vèjke
The “upashalka” ritual starts when …

116 (b) səz gerdàne
With necklaces,

117 (c) s gerdàne k’ ìət
… they come with necklaces.

119 (c) nə nik’àf k’i dukàrət
And when they bestow the “nik’af” (large necklace), they’ll bring –

128 (a) i jàs pòmn’əm žəl’tìci i utùk i utùk i uzàt
I remember too! Gold coins here, and here, and in back.

129 (a) nə mène mi nə mèn’e dàdua sìčku duvòlno
They gave them to me – they gave me everything, enough.

131 (c) i nə mèn dàdua i žəltìci i lèvue
They gave them me some too – both gold coins and levs.

140 (c) tvà žəltìci i l’evuve
That’s [these] gold coins and levs.

141 (a) žəltìci i
Gold coins and –

142 (GK) a tò e kəto ukrəšènie takà
So is this a sort of decoration?

143 (a) da ukrəšènijə e ta tvà tòlkuv gerdàn
Yes, it’s a decoration, it’s like a necklace.

144 (c) idìn gerdàn na mèn dàdua idìn gerdàn l’èvuve po edìn lèf
A necklace. They gave me one necklace of levs, one-lev pieces.

145 (c) srèbərni lèvuve idìn ge gerdàn zəltìci i dòlno kòpče
silver levs, and one – necklace of gold coins. And the lower button.

149 (a) tò tòlkuvo kòpče sus ə kùkul’ki nadòlu
It’s a button, this big, with little hooks below it,

150 (a) càl’ki k’i ìma təkà i nəòkulu vɤ̀rzəni
and decorations like this, and it’s tied all around.

151 (c) i ədnà l’ùl’kə nətəkà i drùgətə nətəkà
And a swinging pendant right here, and another one right here.

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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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