Connecticut 6

Both as a courtesy and to comply with copyright law, please remember to credit IDEA for direct or indirect use of samples. IDEA is a free resource; please consider supporting us.


 

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 21

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 23/01/1993

PLACE OF BIRTH: Middlesex, Connecticut

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION:

Subject is a high school graduate and was a college undergraduate at the time of this recording.

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

She was raised in East Haddam, Connecticut, and was residing in Nyack, New York, when recorded.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

The text used in our recordings of scripted speech can be found by clicking here.

RECORDED BY: David Nevell

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 08/03/2014

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

It’s very rural. Um, there’s no diversity [laughs], like, it’s, it’s all white. Like, I think there were maybe two African-Americans in my graduating class. Um, so, I mean, peaceful, like, it’s, just wasn’t, I didn’t want to stay there. I moved to Nyack, New York, for college. Um, it’s across from the Tappan Zee Bridge, and, uh, it’s primarily a missionary college; it’s incredibly diverse, um, so they have lots of people coming from different parts of the world, you know, that are doing missions or preparing to do missions and … It is through, uh, CMA, or Christian Missionary Alliance.

It was primarily intercultural studies, and we were going to study, um, the apartheid and the Truth and Forgiveness Reconciliation and, kind of from a faith-based perspective, um; it was amazing. The people were definitely the best part, like, the landscapes are gorgeous [laughs], but, um, getting to know people are really, really friendly, very hospitable, and you can just sort of sit and talk with them for, forever, really. They’ll invite you in and feed you and, you know, it was really fun.

I know, you hear the testimonies of the things that happen to people and you’re, like, I don’t know if I could do that. You know, like I, I’m a Christian, and I believe in the things Jesus taught, and I believe that he was God, and still I’m like, uuugh, I don’t know, you know, I don’t know about that one, Lord.

I’m preparing to teach English literature, and, oh my goodness, I love to read, um, since I was little, so I’m really excited and passionate about that. Um, I have three younger siblings and two adopted 18-year-old brothers, and it’s always a full house, and I’m always having the opportunity to sit and read to them, and I, I love that, you know? Picking good stories and having everybody, sort of, on the edge of their chair, waiting for you to, you know, share where, which direction it’s going in. So …

TRANSCRIBED BY: Shawnia Keith (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/05/2014

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY: N/A

COMMENTARY BY: N/A

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

The archive provides:

  • Recordings of accent/dialect speakers from the region you select.
  • Text of the speakers’ biographical details.
  • Scholarly commentary and analysis in some cases.
  • In most cases, an orthographic transcription of the speakers’ unscripted speech.  In a small number of cases, you will also find a narrow phonetic transcription of the sample (see Phonetic Transcriptions for a complete list).  The recordings average four minutes in length and feature both the reading of one of two standard passages, and some unscripted speech. The two passages are Comma Gets a Cure (currently our standard passage) and The Rainbow Passage (used in our earliest recordings).

For instructional materials or coaching in the accents and dialects represented here, please go to Other Dialect Services.