Ireland 10

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 60

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1948

PLACE OF BIRTH: County Clare, Ireland

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Irish/Caucasian

OCCUPATION: N/A

EDUCATION: N/A

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

Subject moved to England for 10 years in the 1960s and has lived in Monkstown (County Dublin) since the 1980s.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Christina  Smith

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/2008

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Hi, I’m from Ireland. I grew up in the west coast of Ireland some fifty years ago. Times have changed a lot there since; it was very rural with donkeys and carts in those days.  In the late sixties, I immigrated to London, which was quite some change.  And some ten years later I came back and reside in Dublin, where I currently living.  Life is good in Ireland, as you may know. The economy is putaley booming at the moment. The dollar is quite strong against the U.S. — I beg your pardon — the Euro is strong against the U.S. dollar, so it gives us an opportunity to visit your beautiful country.

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

– Post-vocalic “r” is sometimes rolled [r], but not consistent.
– There is less musicality, and intonation is steady, not as “lilting” on phrases ends.
– Note the breathiness, with aspirated unvoiced consonants.
– There are clipped vowels and phrases.
– Also note: NORTH =[ɔ˞]; WORD, BIRD, and NURSE = [ʌ˞]; PALM and DAUGHTER sets = [a]; and START = [a˞].
– In addition, some [ʌ] = [ʊ], as in “much”; /t/ and /d/ are dentalized; and [Ɵ] = [t̪ʰ], as in “thought.”

COMMENTARY BY: Christina Smith

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/2008

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