women’s work

Godeševo 1

1 (VZh) [Какво има една жена да върши в къщи?]
[What [work] does a woman have to do in the house?]

2 (a) kvò ìmə də vɤ̀rši fkɤ̀šti
What does [the woman] have to do in the house?

3 (VZh) da
Yes.

4 (a) səbàjle še stàne še izmet'è̝ še svarɤ̀j še ublečè decàtə
In the morning you’ll get up, sweep out, cook up [food], you’ll dress the kids

5 (a) še gi nərà nəràmi tugà nə nɤ̀jvətə səs məgàretu
you’ll heft them onto your shoulders, then [off] to the field with the donkeys.

6 (a) še gi nə nəsədɤ̀j nə nɤ̀jvətə t'è̝ sə tərkàl'ət nìe rəbwòtime
You’ll set [the kids] down on the field, they race about [while] we work.

7 (a) əšəmdàn pà gi vràškame pà pwòčvame še svərɤ̀jm fəsul'
In the evening we bring them back, and begin again. We’ll cook beans,

8 (a) še jədè̝m še še gi nəp nəl'àgəme pà də ležòd decàtə
we’ll eat, we’ll put the kids down to sleep again.

9 (a) səbàjle ut p'èt čəsò pà sme nə nug'ìte
At five in the morning we’re up on our feet again.

10 (a) pà še stàneme i tvà e
We get up once more and that’s it.

Gorno Vŭršilo 1

25 (VZh) [Една жена каква работа има да свърши като стане?]
[What work does a woman have to do when she gets up?]

26 (a) kato stàna zàmesa lɛ̀p kogà mɛ̀sa lɛ̀p nafṛ̀l'am go vaf fùrn'ata
When I get up I start mixing the bread, and after I mix it I throw it into the oven

27 (a) ìzvada gu tùra gurèš lɛ̀p i vṛ̀va na vṛ̀a
I take it out, I put the hot bread [into a bag] and go up the hill

Huhla 2

85 (GK) i kət ne vɤ̀ pùskəxə na učìlište kvò praexte
And when they didn't let you go to school what did you do?

86 (a) mi òt' kò də pràim še pred'ène be čèpkəne vɤ̀lnə še prid'ène
Well what would we do?! We'd spin, we'd card wool, we'd spin,

87 (a) še iskàrəme pəmùk màjkit'e še nə nəkàrət də šìene
we'd produce the cotton. Our mothers would make us sew,

88 (a) dr'èhi də šìene kəkò pràite ìkə tò n'e kət sigɛ̀
sew clothes. “What do you do?” he says. It's not like now

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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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