Alberta 2

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 70

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1936

PLACE OF BIRTH: Cardston, AB, Canada

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Blood (a tribe of the Blackfoot Confederacy)

OCCUPATION: retired

EDUCATION: grade 12

AREA(S) OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject has also lived in Lethbridge, AB, Canada.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Tanera Marshall

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 14/07/2006

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I started working for Don in, uh, 2001.  And we started with the Bible, Bible translation, and that lasted for about three-and-a-half years, on and off.  Then we finally got it done last May.  And then when we weren’t, when we weren’t working on that, we were working on the, uh, dictionary.  Say now, like, uh, translating the English, uh, words into Blackfoot, and we’re still doing that right now.  Like, probably when we were waiting for you, that’s what we were working on was the dictionary.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Lynn Baker

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 05/08/2008

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

The subject exhibits a liquid U; minimal lip movement; some jaw tension; intermediate A; dentalized T; and hard R.

COMMENTARY BY: Tanera Marshall

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 14/07/2006

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