Egypt 2

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 22

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1976

PLACE OF BIRTH: N/A

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Egyptian (exact ethnicity unknown)

OCCUPATION: computer science

EDUCATION: college degree in computer science

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

Subject has lived in Cairo (where he resided at the time of this interview), Alexandria and Kuwait.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Subject’s time in Kuwait might have affected his accent. His accent is stronger than that of Egypt 1, but he is still fluent in English.

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RECORDED BY: Krista Scott

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 24/06/1999

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

My name is Fade Yusuf [unclear surname]. My name sounds strange a little bit in Egypt, uh, actually if you want to say it in Arabic you would say Fade Yusuf [unclear surname]. I live in El-Hegaz Street in Heliopolis in Cairo. Although now I’m living in Egypt, I have stayed a little bit in Alexandria and, in fact, I consider myself come from Alexandria more than Cairo. First because I like Alexandria, second because most of my childhood I spent in Alexandria. However, I stayed in Kuwait for a very long time, like, ten years. There I, um, I stayed with Palestinians and maybe I got some kind of accs, of, uh, Palestinian accent for Lebanese accent but now I forgot it totally so there is no point. Uh, now I’m, uh, twenty-two -I’m about to be twenty-three. I fin, I’ve just finished, uh, my uh, college degree, computer science from the American University in Cairo and I’m waiting to finish my army service and then go directly to work…um, if you want to define Egypt, uh, you would really go for, like, uh, pacifism. I hate to say that. Actually, Egyptians are very peaceful are too, probably are too peaceful. They are, they are, they, they, they kind of, um, they are not attackers, they, they don’t have that attitude of attacking others and probably this comes from the environment. Egypt is, is very, uh, stable environment and did not have lots of revolutions, uh, which makes its people very, um, peaceful and they like social relationships with each other and they hate lots of trouble. Probably that’s why they were conquered by most of the history time.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Phil Hubbard

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 16/08/2008

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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