Local stories


PĂCALĂ AND TRÂNDALĂ

Description: Maria Pașca from Lechința village, Satu Mare County, tells a story in Transylvanian Romanian, Oaș patois, about Păcală, a well-known fictional character in Romanian folklore. The text contains several interactions between Păcală and several characters from village life, emphasizing the stupidity of several people. The story also contains archaic phrasal constructions and regionalisms.

Cite as: Păcală și Trândală – Păcală and Trândală ; performer: Maria Pașca, camera/ interview: Răzvan Roșu, transcription/ translation: Răzvan Roșu, editor: Valentina Roșu, retrieved from www.oeaw.ac.at/VLACH, ID number: tran1277ROV0022a.

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THE TATAR AND THE BARREL OF SAUERKRAUT

Description: Petre Zele is telling a story in Transylvanian Romanian, Oaș patois, about how the villagers from Lechința killed a Tatar a long time ago and how the village moved its actual location.

Cite as: Tatáru și cáda de curét – The tatar and the barrel of sauerkraut; performer: Petre Zele, camera/ interview: Răzvan Roșu, transcription/ translation: Răzvan Roșu, editor: Valentina Paul, retrieved from www.oeaw.ac.at/VLACH, ID-number: tran1277ROV0033a.


THE FOREST GIRL

Description: A story in Transylvanian Romanian, Oaș patois, told by Petre Zele about the Forest Girl, a well-known fictional character in Romanian folklore.

Cite as:  Fáta pădúri – The forest girl; performer: Petre Zele, camera/ interview: Răzvan Roșu, transcription/ translation: Răzvan Roșu, editor: Valentina Paul, retrieved from www.oeaw.ac.at/VLACH, ID-number: tran1277ROV0034a.