Re: [Slovak-World] Slovak Bridal Dance
> svatka naj s~e richtuje._Naj_ (standard Slovak _nech_) indicates an indirect command "Let the
> the svatka just prepares herself.
> (I think this means she's preening herself?)
svatka prepare herself"/"The svatka better be ready." Perhaps
because the senior druzba will dance (wildly?) with her, or her turn
in the wedding ceremony comes after his dance, or... hmmm...
votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu
- Yes, here it's definitely a "minted/struck thaler" given by the senior druz~ba.
I thought of obity as referring to how the coin was made - to
strike it, mint it, beat it. Another version of the song to a
different tune in the book has "bity" with the o- prefix, if that
Nas~a bralta nas~a, vera n~e je nas~a,
Eh, chto chce braltu maci, musi tal'ar daci.
Tal'ara biteho, druz~bi najstars~eho,
Ej, nas~a bralta nas~a, vera n~e je nas~a.
Our bride, our (bride), she's really not ours,
Hey, whoever wants the bride, has to give a thaler.
A minted/struck thaler, of the senior druz~ba (?),
Hey, our bride, she's really not ours.
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