Ireland 8

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 23

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1981

PLACE OF BIRTH: Ennis, County Clare, Ireland

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Irish/Caucasian

OCCUPATION: actress, wardrobe assistant

EDUCATION: N/A

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

Subject had been living in Dublin for a year and a half at the time of the recording.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Robert Price

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 2004

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I come from Ennis, County Clare, which is on the west coast, and Ennis is a small town, but it’s nice; it’s attractive and West Clare is, I think, one of the nicest parts of the country. Um, I’m living in Dublin a year and a half now working in theatre, and I’m … my family … this is my parents and two sisters and brother, I’ve … twins in the family who are brother and sister and I’m the youngest. And my sister just got engaged, so she’s getting married in two years’ time. So, but I’m moving home after this, next week for a few months to save, ‘cause it’s cheaper in Ennis; the rent and bills aren’t as much as Dublin. And I’m going to New Zealand the end of the year.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Marina Tyndall

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/01/2008

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

Subject uses dentalised stops for TH. In the FACE set, she uses [e], and in the GOAT set, she uses [o].

COMMENTARY BY: Robert Price

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 2004

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