veils

Hvojna 1

36 (a) də i slòžət vàlu kumàtə š’e slòž’i neprem’ènu vàlutu
for them to put her veil on. Without fail, the godmother will put [on her] a veil

37 (a) səz zel’èni drɤ̀š’č’ìci ut sl’ìvə ut ə n’èštu kuètu e ruždelìvu
adorned with green stems of plum, or of something fruit-bearing

38 (a) zə də bɤ̀de i bùlkətə ruždelìvə
so that the bride also will be fertile.

42 (a) ə ž’en’ìt’e l’ubopìtsvət də vìd’əd bùlkətə kàk š’e i stuì vàlutu
while the women are curious to see the bride, and how the veil looks on her,

43 (a) e kumàtə kàk š’e jə nəprài kàk um’èe nəpràv’ət jə bùlkətə
whether the godmother has done it as she should. They prepare the bride

44 (a) i hi pùsne perd’èncetu utpr’ètkə vàlutu perd’è gu vìkəhme
and let fall the “curtain” in front of her. We called the veil a “curtain”

45 (a) n’è e vàlu kəktu s’egà perd’ètu hi e pùsnətu pred lìcetu
not a veil, like now. [So] the curtain is dropped in front of her face

46 (a) i šte jə utkrìjət v’èč’e kugàtu də jə venc’ɛ̀və pòpət
and [her face] is uncovered only when the priest marries her

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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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