Denmark 3

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 18

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1990

PLACE OF BIRTH: Zealand (Denmark’s largest island), near Copenhagen

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: high school

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

Subject has apparently lived on the island of Zealand his entire life.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Lasse Sorensen

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 10/12/2008

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Um, I was born and raised, eh, a bit south of Copenhagen, and that’s where I still live today. Um, on Zealand of course, ehh [Sjælland] in Danish. I’ve been playing music for many many years. I’ve played; I’ve been playing piano, uh, since I was 8 years old, uh. I love to improvise. I love to play blues because they improvise, uh, stuff. And I’ve been playing in bands for a couple of years, and we’ve played everything from contemporary rock to, to Beatles songs, to, to everything. Um, also, I’ve been, eh, learning myself to play guitar, and, also I love the pentatonic scales, blues solos. Eh, it gives a special feeling, and
it sounds really really good. Um, and, by the way, I’ve also learned to play harmonica by myself, bending notes, uh, just play the blues I don’t know just, I- I like the blues a lot, I think. Um, I also love to ski and … I’ve been skiing since I was about 3 years old, with my parents and my family and once a year, a week a year ‘n, we’ve been traveling to Austria. Um, and now here for the last three years I’ve been travelling with my high school, called gymnasium in Danish, and we’ve been travelling to France, and having a blast, eh, the night life, the friends, meeting new people, everything, it is just, it’s just so good. Um, yeah.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Lasse Sorensen

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 10/12/2008

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

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

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