Afghanistan 2

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 51

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/03/1964

PLACE OF BIRTH: Kandahar, Afghanistan

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Afghani

OCCUPATION: unemployed

EDUCATION: high school and some college

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject left Afghanistan at age 15, then lived in Pakistan for three months before moving to Germany, where he lived for 3 1/2 years. He has lived in the United States (Southern California) for the last 32 years.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Kelvin Rhodes (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 08/11/2015

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I was born in Afghanistan, the city of Kandahar. I am 51 years old. Um, the major, biggest holidays that actually I remember was, uh, being raised and born in Afghanistan, was, uh, religion holidays. Uh, we get it two, two times a year, and the first one is actually, um, after Ramadan, which is a one-month fasting. After Ramadan is over, we celebrate it for three days. And mostly, actually, like Christmas. But you go to, uh, see friend and families. Uh, for kids actually it’s a lot of fun because you get, uh, to go see friends and families and to get, uh, candies and, uh, money. And then the second one is actually the same one after two months after the first religion holiday, which that one is actually with, um, everybody goes to, um, Meccas and the religious starts after three days’ celebrations.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Kelvin Rhodes (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 08/11/2015

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