Georgia, EU 1

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Please note this entry is for Georgia, the country in Eurasia, as opposed to Georgia, a southern state in the United States of America.


BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 30

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1973

PLACE OF BIRTH: Leville, France

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Georgian/Egyptian (exact ethnicity unknown)

OCCUPATION: N/A

EDUCATION: N/A

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

His father was a diplomat, so he has traveled extensively; he’s lived in Japan, Greece, Moldova, Egypt, New York and Miami, and currently resides in Los Angeles, United States.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

His first language is Georgian, and his second is Gypsy, spoken by his mother.  He is also fluent in German, French and Russian; his accent when speaking English is strong.

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RECORDED BY: Joel Goldes

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 05/11/2003

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I live in the Egypt because my mother Egyptian gypsy, so we would use to visit winter time my grandfather-parents when there was life. It was very interesting lifestyle. Very different. It’s like aliens for me, the the thoughts, the religion, the food and language, and everything; it’s so different. And when I was teenager I start traveling, in a different countries of my own. Went even in Russian Army, to six months I was in the Moscow. It was very interesting because … I wanted something tough to learn something. I grew up a little bit in the family when everybody [unclear] who I love was … I want something so I can, you know, pull myself, I can survive. Well, I didn’t. Six months [unclear] I got double shots; oh my God, I said, no. My father came and rescue me, and it was a marvelable [sic] experience. But it was good experience. It was nineteen ninety-one and, you know, USSR was breaking down by pieces, by republic, how perestroika it was changing. Ronald Reagan and Gorbachev was changing wholetire [sic] world, and USSR was breaking down, and that was good idea because everybody become independent. Seventy-five years you cannot leave the country. It was horrible for them. You know from educated, really high, you know, quality people who cannot leave the country. You know, artists was dying there. They cannot, you know, act before Moscow doesn’t [unclear] gonn approve. No spirituality, no passions, no nothings. Everything was [unclear]. The mentality was so ill. You know I grew up in that mentality also. Doctor was earning the same the garbage man: a hundred bucks in month. It was no point to be a doctor for money, so if doctor was doctor, he was good doctor, because he wasn’t doing for money.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Kevin Flynn

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