Armenia 1

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: N/A

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

PLACE OF BIRTH: N/A

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Armenian (exact ethnicity unknown)

OCCUPATION: N/A

EDUCATION: N/A

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

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Mark Ingram and his students

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 2007

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Ida was born December 7, uh, 1982; uh, I had two doctors and six nurses … uh, her first part when she was born, uh, it was ’till the waist, and the doctor, amazingly, took bets as whether she’s boy or a girl, and out of the eight professionals, the two doctors and the six nurses, seven said boy … and he said girl, because he knew, I am sure he knew ahead of time, and it was a girl … uh, but a beautiful girl, and the nurses told me, “Oh, she’s got the longest lashes,” and I thought they said that to every mom, so to, to make them feel good, but, when I checked the nursery, I saw she had long lashes and she, she still does.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Faith Harvey

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 14/03/2008

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY: N/A

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