Georgia, EU 2

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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: 19

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 13/04/1995

PLACE OF BIRTH: Tbilisi, Georgia (EU)

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Georgian/Caucasian

OCCUPATION: college student

EDUCATION:

Subject completed high school in Georgia and was attending college in the United States at the time of the interview.

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

Subject had been living in the United States for two years at the time of this interview, in Evansville, Indiana.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Speaker speaks Georgian, Russian, and English fluently.

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

RECORDED BY: Amelia Morse Kolkmeyer

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 25/03/2015

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Uh, basically it’s pretty good, pretty good story. I really liked it. Uh, yeah, it’s really cool. So, yeah, uh, as you know my name is [removed]. I come from country of Georgia, which is in eastern Europe, with a population of 4 million people. No, actually, it’s 5 million people, but like those 5 million people are not Georgian. One million people is not Georgian. So, yeah, so, like, uh, I’ve been in United States for two years. I pretty much love it here. I’ve been to Florida, Miami; I’ve been to New York, up to Chicago. And my dream is to go California and to see L.A. I really want to be an actor. I also want to be a politician, and do all sorts of stuff in my life. So, I hope for the best. And, uh, in Georgian I want to say, “AmerkA MARTLA DZALIAN KaRGI quekANAA, JIGREBI khART.” That means that “United States is really good country, and you guys are really cool.” So that’s basically all. Thanks.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Amelia Morse Kolkmeyer

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/03/2015

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY: N/A

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

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