Romania 10

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 51

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 05/04/1958

PLACE OF BIRTH: Bucharest, Romania

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Romanian/white

OCCUPATION: manager

EDUCATION: military school

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

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Collin Hurst (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 21/11/2009

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, My first long flight from, uh, Romania to United States, em, was the first time that I left that country.  OK, em, and, um, when I got to New York, my sister, my nephew back then, my brother-in-law, you know they were waiting for me in New York.  So, um, right next to me in the plane – actually I came with a, with a very nice plane I had a nice ticket, I took business class and I’ve never been to business class back then right – never right. [unclear] This guy that was sitting right next to me, you know an older guy with sunglasses older than me anyways.  So he starts asking me questions, I wasn’t very you know very good in English back then – neither now but you know – better than then.  So he start asking me questions, you know, what am I doing?  Where am I going?  And I said you know I just got married you now and moved to, to United States and, and, uh, he was very nice, and all the the flight attendants were around us giving us champagne, you know, caviar and all that stuff, you know, and I was I was shocked, you know, the treatment.  And then, um, for the treatment.  Then we got out the plane, I didn’t know who this guy was right, we were just talking right so he wished me good luck and all that right, so he was right back [unknown], right behind me right when we got out of the plane and my sister tooks pictures and stuff, right.  So then when she developed the pictures, she said, “Do you know who this guy is?  The guy that behind you?”  I said no.  This is Anthony Perkins!

TRANSCRIBED BY: Collin Hurst (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 21/11/2009

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

This subject was born in Bucharest. This is the capital and largest city of Romania. This area was taken over by the Romans in 106 AD, and as they took over the country they began to instill Vulgar Latin as the language of the country. As time went on, the Romanian language began to develop, being influenced by the Vulgar Latin and slightly by Slavic languages, and that of the surrounding countries. However, because of the simplicity and structure of the language, it has remained one of the most uniform languages in Europe.

COMMENTARY BY: Collin Hurst

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 21/11/2009

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