Czech Republic 2

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 23

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1977

PLACE OF BIRTH: Tábor, Czech Republic

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: N/A

EDUCATION: high school

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

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

He speaks English, Czech, Russian, French, and German.

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RECORDED BY: Michael Bruckmueller

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/06/2000

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’d like to tell a story about my, uh, first time, uh, when I smoked, because I don’t smoke cigars anymore. But, uh, uh, when I was, uh, younger, I uh, lived in a village, and, uh, you know, there is a group of young boy, uh, who supposed to be men, so, uh, at about 11 or 12 age, uh, we bought uh cigarettes and, uh, went to our … uh, uh, how to say … house, uh, we, we had a house, and there we started to smoke. But uh, were just, just smoking into a toilet, wasn’t, uh, so excit..ing, so we decided to climb, uh, uh, onto trees, and there to smoke, but to prove [unclear] the tree was about the roof of our house, it means that everybody can uh, saw, saw us. And it mean that when I get back home, uh, my parents, uh, waited for me, and [laughs] it didn’t finish very well for me, so this was my first trying of cigarettes.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Faith Harvey

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/03/2008

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY: N/A

COMMENTARY BY: N/A

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

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