Băléni-Sấrbi

General Data: Locality description, dialect classification, sound system, informants, fieldworkers
Băléni-Sấrbi
Photo:
A village street in the fall (Valentina Vaseva, 30.10.1993)
About the locality:
The village is situated on the road from Bucharest to Târgovişte. Bulgarians settled there around 1830. According to different sources 128 or 88 Bulgarian families were living there in 1838 (Trifonescu, G. 1973: 44; Velichi, C. N. 1965: 112). G. Weigand included the village in his atlas as a locality with Bulgarian population (Weigand, G. 1909: Map 67). In 1930 the Bulgarian population was 2299, working mainly in gardening. Large groups have moved to the nearby city of Târgovişte (ca 200 households at the beginning of the XX century) and to the village Comişan (twenty families or so). During fieldwork in 1968 estimated 1000 Bulgarian families were residing in the village. Bulgarian language was well preserved. A study of the dialect is published in Стойков, С. 1970. Васева, В. 2001 deals with funeral rites and Младенов, М. 1994 contains the dialect texts from Băleni-Sârbi that present traditional wedding customs.
More about the locality:
Младенов, М. С. 1993: 35
Locality:
Băléni-Sấrbi, Dấmboviţa,
44.823° N, 25.643° E
Dialect type:
Bjala-Slatina (Western)
This dialect is spoken in:
Bíla, Băléni-Sấrbi, Calomfiréşti, Corlătéşti, Drăghinéşti, Licuríciu, Púntea de Gréci, Spătăréi, Stoenéşti, Târgóvişte, Udéni
See also:
Sound system according to IPA
Informants:
Ţecu Semion Ganov (71, m)
Dimitru Ţecu (58, m) two classes
Dimitru Ţecu Jr. (27, m)
Florica Trifonova (38, f)
Mitco I. Gheorghe (24, m)
Niţa Temarea (14, m) in seventh grade at the moment of fieldwork
Fieldworkers:
Stojko Stojkov (1912-1969)
Maxim Sl. Mladenov (1930-1992)
Gheorghe Bolocan (1925-2000)
Dialect Texts: Transcriptions and available audio of the original recordings made on 24.10.1968
 Theme:
Type:
0.1.Date, locality, fieldworkers [068]
1.1.Introduction of the informant, family background and education [360]
Аbout informants
1.2.Agriculture [026]
Work
1.3.Viticulture and wine making [654]
Food
1.4.Previous working experience: shepherding and dairy [493]
Work
1.5.Processing wool [498]
Clothing
1.6.Yesterday’s chores [717]
Work
1.7.Village entertainment [645]
Folklore
1.8.Church [101]
Society
1.9.Shepherding [533]
Work
1.10.Military service [417]
Society
1.11.Sheep, cow and pig [528]
Domestic animals
1.12.Engagement [183]
Lifecycle
2.1.Local history [320]
Oral history
2.2.Gardening [305]
Work
2.3.Cart, plough and sleigh [088]
Tools
2.4.Trees, wild animals, reptiles and insects [626]
Wildlife
2.5.Fruit trees, birds, worms [217]
Food
2.6.Feeding the sheep in winter [198]
Domestic animals
3.1.Introduction of the informant [321]
Аbout informants
3.2.Verbal paradigms [642]
Language
4.1.Story of a newcomer [558]
Oral history
4.2.Eliciting lexical and morphological items [177]
Language
4.3.A story about a traffic accident [004]
Oral history
4.4.School reminiscences [524]
Education
4.5.Eliciting lexical and morphological items (continued) [179]
Language
4.6.Raising children and gardening [245]
Cultivating plants
4.7.At school [047]
Education
4.8.Introduction of an informant [310]
Аbout informants
4.9.Song [543]
Folklore
4.10.Military service [418]
Society
4.11.Eliciting lexical and morphological items [178]
Language
5.1.Man, dragon and fox (a folktale) [408]
Folklore
6.1.School, teachers [526]
Education
7.1.School experiences [522]
Education
7.2.Military service [419]
Society
7.3.Change of life over time [092]
Society
7.4.Gardening [235]
Food
7.5.Agriculture [027]
Work
7.6.Two agrarian reforms [633]
Oral history
7.7.About the greedy man who killed his son (a folktale) [018]
Folklore
7.8.Military service recollection [421]
Society
7.9.Wedding [668]
Lifecycle
8.1.School reminiscences [322]
Education
8.2.Polenta [485]
Food
8.3.Bread [070]
Food
8.4.Wedding [669]
Lifecycle
8.5.Baptism [053]
Lifecycle
9.1.Recollections about a trip to Bulgaria [507]
Oral history
9.2.Local history [389]
Oral history
9.3.Changes in the standard of life over time [093]
Society
9.4.War reminscences [658]
Society
10.1.Informant’s background [301]
Аbout informants
10.2.About life before and now (a free-floating conversation) [015]
Oral history
11.1.Account of events in the past three days [024]
Oral history
11.2.Military service [420]
Society
11.3.Present tense paradigm of the verb ‘to succeed’ [492]
Language
12.1.Intermarriage and other contacts with the Romanian population [306]
Society
12.2.Wedding [670]
Lifecycle
12.3.Bread [071]
Food
12.4.Gardening [236]
Food
12.5.Folktale about a silly woman [214]
Folklore
12.6.Folksong Sejala e Jana ‘Jana has planted’ [212]
Folklore
12.7.Folksong Josŭde Danka sakale ‘They wanted Danka from here’ [210]
Folklore
12.8.Humourous folksong Kikerica žaba about a vain frog [294]
Folklore
12.9.Folksong Tkala e Donka prestilki ‘Donka has woven aprons’ [213]
Folklore
12.10.Humourous folksong Lele vojno ‘Wow sweetheart’ [295]
Folklore
12.11.Folksong Oro sŭ veja ‘A xoro dance was soaring’ [211]
Folklore
12.12.Encounter on the road [181]
Oral history
12.13.Chastening a lazy woman (folktale) [095]
Folklore
12.14.Love folksong Uše krile [392]
Folklore
12.15.Making friends in an alien environment [400]
Society
12.16.Incantation [299]
Folklore
12.17.A New Year ritual [001]
Calendar
12.18.Christmas ritual [000]
Folklore
12.19.Youth entertainment [718]
Society
Transcribed by Maxim Sl. Mladenov.
Transcription digitalized by Marta Ivajlova.
Collated with the handwritten transcription by Boyko Atanasov and Olga M. Mladenova.
Collated with the recording by Marta Ivajlova.
Romanian glosses:
Thematic index: Olga M. Mladenova.
Final checkup: Olga M. Mladenova.
Digitalization of recording: Information Technologies, University of Calgary.
Initial audio file management: Marina Mikhaylova.
Subsequent audio file management: Stefan Stoykov.


© Olga Mladenova & Darina Mladenova 2001-2018

About the Transdanubian localities. Texts recorded in Transdanubian localities in 1962-1975. Audio recordings. Transcriptions. Dialectology.

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