Válea Drágului

General Data: Locality description, dialect classification, sound system, informants, fieldworkers
Válea Drágului
Photo:
Costadin Iordan's family (Valentina Vaseva 18.10.1995)
About the locality:
Bulgarian settlers came to the village in two waves: in 1806–1814 and 1828–1834 (Roman, L. 1984: 138). The 1838 registry of the population documents the existence of 117 “Serbian” families (Velichi, C. N. 1965: 113). When Weigand visited the village in 1899, he found there over 1000 Bulgarians. He also reported that many residents had moved to the Bucharest neighbourhood Iancu and included it in his atlas as a locality with Bulgarian population (Weigand, G. 1900: 119; Weigand, G. 1909: Map 67). Stojan Romanski established in his 1906 visit that Valea Dragului residents were the descendants of Bulgarian settlers from the village of Pisanec, Ruse Region. Regarding the settlement, see Димчев, К. 1969: 186–190; Жечев, Н. 1983: 56; Младенов, М., Б. Нягулов, Н. Жечев 1994: 229. Regarding the impressions of a staff member of the Bulgarian embassy who visited the village in 1942, see Младенов, М., Б. Нягулов, Н. Жечев 1994: 338. Zlatca Iuffu and Kiril Dimčev have extensively studied the Valea Dragului dialect and folklore (Юфу, З. 1974; Юфу, З. 1991; Юфу, З. 1994; Iuffu, Zl. 1973; Димчев, К. 1968; Димчев, К. 1969; Димчев, К. 1969; Димчев, К. 1974; see also Младенов, М. С. 1971, a review of Димчев, К. 1969, Kahl, T. 2013). On funeral rites cf. Васева, В. 2001 and on carolling Грънчарова, Е. 2008.
More about the locality:
Младенов, М. С. 1993: 35
Locality:
Válea Drágului, Giúrgiu,
44.21° N, 26.306° E
Other names:
Valjadraga, Валядрага
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
Informants:
Gheorghina Trifu (44, f)
Maria Mărin (?, f) in third grade at the moment of fieldwork
Niculai Mărin (36, m)
Ion Tene (57, m)
Fieldworkers:
Ion Robciuc (?)
Corneliu Reguş (1940-2002)
Dialect Texts: Transcriptions (audio unavailable) of the original recordings made on 02.10.1965
 Theme:
Type:
1.1.Introduction of the informant [1116]
Аbout informants
1.2.Agricultural tasks throughout the year [878]
Work
1.3.Viticulture, wine making, fruit trees, preparation of liquor [963]
Food
1.4.Plough, scythe and mowing [1286]
Tools
1.5.Cart and its parts [923]
Tools
1.6.Construction of houses [906]
Housing
1.7.Wild birds [799]
Wildlife
1.8.Gardening [786]
Food
1.9.A personal story [738]
Oral history
1.10.Fishing [1213]
Wildlife
1.11.Growing potatoes [1047]
Food
2.1.Introduction of the informant [1117]
Аbout informants
2.2.Engagement and wedding, customs at birth and baptism [776]
Lifecycle
2.3.Christmas, Easter, St. Lazarus’ Day [925]
Calendar
2.4.Cooking recipes [1207]
Food
2.5.Processing wool [1021]
Clothing
2.6.Processing hemp [1023]
Cultivating plants
2.7.Plaster for the house [885]
Housing
2.8.Pickles [1262]
Food
2.9.Growing chickens [1048]
Domestic animals
2.10.Dowry [882]
Lifecycle
2.11.Cooking [780]
Food
2.12.Working-bees in the past [853]
Society
2.13.Making soap and laundry [1100]
Work
2.14.Relations between young people in the past [754]
Society
2.15.A personal story [1015]
Society
3.1.Introduction of an informant and of the village [1133]
Аbout informants
3.2.Agriculture [909]
Food
3.3.Viticulture, wine making, drinking of wine, distilling of liquor [961]
Food
3.4.A personal story [741]
Oral history
3.5.Construction of the informant’s house [1255]
Housing
3.6.Breeding pigeons [1042]
Domestic animals
3.7.Christmas and Christmas carols [929]
Calendar
3.8.Dialogue between the informant and his daughter [792]
Society
3.9.Dialogue between two informants [794]
Society
3.10.Entertainment in the past and now [740]
Oral history
3.11.Weddings today [904]
Lifecycle
3.12.On leave [1189]
Work
Transcribed by Maxim Sl. Mladenov.
Transcription digitalized by Boyko Atanasov.
Collated with the handwritten transcription by Marta Ivajlova and Darina Mladenova.
Romanian glosses:
Thematic index: Marta Ivajlova, Darina Mladenova and Olga M. Mladenova.
Final checkup: Olga M. Mladenova.

© 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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