General Data: Locality description, dialect classification, sound system, informants, fieldworkers
Urziceni Street (Marina Mikhaylova, 13.7.2012)
About the locality:
The village was mentioned in connection with Bulgarian settlers in documents from 1806–1814 and 1828–1834 (Roman, L. 1984: 138). A document describing a conflict with the authorities in 1830 has been published in Романски, С. 1930: 212–213 and Младенов, М., Б. Нягулов, Н. Жечев 1994: 25–26. In 1834 forty-three Bulgarian families lived there (Романски, С. 1930: 425–427). The 1838 registry of the population records the presence of eighty-one “Serbian” households (Velichi, C. N. 1965: 113). Weigand and Miletič refer to the Bulgarian population of the village in their work (Weigand, G. 1900: 118; Милетич, Л. 1902: 138). When Weigand came to the village in 1899, he found there approximately 1500 Bulgarians and 150 Romanians. Later he included it in his atlas as a locality with Bulgarian population (Weigand, G. 1909: Map 67). Up until 1828 when most Bulgarians settled in the village, only Romanians used to live there. S. Romanski visited it in 1906 (Жечев, Н. 1983: 59–60). The village is inhabited by the descendants of settlers who came at different times from Razgrad Region (Karaarnaut, today Goljam izvor), Isperih Region (Hŭrsovo), Tutrakan Region (Malŭk Preslavec), Ruse Region as well as Thrace (Lahovari, G. I., C. I. Bratianu, G. Tocilescu 1898-1902 1: 22; Романски, С. 1930: 425–427; Велики, К. Н., В. Трайков 1980: 332, 369 etc.; Жечев, Н. 1983: 59–60; Младенов, М., Б. Нягулов, Н. Жечев 1994: 228–229). In 1942 a staff member of the Bulgarian embassy visited the village and recorded its advanced stage of integration in Romanian society (Младенов, М., Б. Нягулов, Н. Жечев 1994: 339).
More about the locality:
Младенов, М. С. 1993: 33
Afumáţi, Ílfov,
44.525° N, 26.252° E
Dialect type:
Moesian (Eastern)
This dialect is spoken in:
Afumáţi, Ceácu, Chiselétu, Chiájna, Ciocănéşti, Hotárele, Iepuréşti, Miloşéşti, Mânăstírea, Plătăréşti, Válea Drágului, Vărắşti
See also:
Sound system according to IPA
Unknown (?, ?)
Marin Codirlaşu (76, m)
Niculae Bănica (61, m)
Olimpia Guţu (1936-)
Corneliu Reguş (1940-2002)
Dialect Texts: Transcriptions (to be uploaded) and audio (to be uploaded) of the original recordings made on 27.10.1964
0.1.Date, locality, fieldworkers [102]
1.1.Introduction of the informant [125]
Аbout informants
1.2.Migration and village history [1142]
Oral history
1.3.War reminiscences [409]
Oral history
1.4.Лозарство и винарство [157]
Cultivating plants
1.5.Introduction of the informant [733]
Аbout informants
1.6.Christmas carol 1 [914]
1.7.Christmas carol 2 [1200]
1.8.Christmas carol 3 [830]
1.9.Christmas carol 4 [1203]
1.10.Prisoner of war 1916-1919 [981]
Oral history

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

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