It’s finally summer time (last weeks in Tatar’ja)

Once again, I have to leave the village when I already felt at home! Anyway, those last three weeks have been very intensive. I have had the chance to interview more people in the neighbouring villages (mostly in Sičyw and Tatar’ja). In spite of the fact that they are less than 10 km away from … Continue reading “It’s finally summer time (last weeks in Tatar’ja)”

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Last two weeks in Bodanywka (28/03-08/04)

Do you speak po-bodanywskamu? ·колькы /kol’kɪ/: fence (RU: забор ; BY: агароджа ) ·чытэлька /tʃɪ’telka/ (f)ː teacher (RU: учительница; BY: настаўніца ) The last two weeks have been quite intensive. I had to go back to the city, to do some paperwork, and I used those days there to summarise all the info gathered so far, … Continue reading “Last two weeks in Bodanywka (28/03-08/04)”

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3rd WEEK IN BODANYWKA (BAHDANAWKA)

Bodanywka (as they call it locally) [boda’nɪv̩ka], also know as ‘Cuba’ in the popular folklore (and Bodanyvians are known as ‘Cubans’), sice the village has been long time like an island. Surrounded by dense forests, which half of the year, where flooded because of the marshes (before the canalisation works), and far from the train … Continue reading “3rd WEEK IN BODANYWKA (BAHDANAWKA)”

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Bahdanawka (19/03/2016)

This should have been posted on 19/03/2016, but I have had problems with my Internet, so I haven’t been able to post it before. Russian (Богдановка) Standard Belarusian (Багданаўка) Local name Боданыўка pronounced [boda’niv̩ka]. I have spent almost two weeks in this village (I have had to go back to the city twice to solve … Continue reading “Bahdanawka (19/03/2016)”

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