Dr. Vladislav Milanov, Assoc. Prof.
Absract. The article is dedicated to an understudied issue in Bulgarian dialectology, namely the names of the months in different Bulgarian dialects. Some specific names of the spring months of March, April and May are examined, tracing the specific marks and
processes characteristic of the daily life of the dialect speaker, which lie as a motivating
base in the meaning of the words. It is clear from the research that most of the names of
the spring months are characteristic of the entire linguistic territory, but there are also
some more specific names that reflect activities specific to the calendar time and to the daily life of the dialect speaker. Such phenomena, holidays and various domestic and economic processes are associated with a reference to the women's holiday in the month of March and the changeable weather; with the greening of nature, with the Easter holidays and with the shearing of the sheep in the month of April; with St. George's Day, with the digging of corn and with the first cherries - in the month of May. Keywords dialect vocabulary, names of the spring months in the dialects, lexical wealth of the Bulgarian dialects.
Keywords: dialectal vocabulary; names of spring months in dialects; lexical richness of Bulgarian dialects