Romania 3

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 20

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1980

PLACE OF BIRTH: Miercurea Ciuc, Harghita, Romania

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Romanian/Hungarian/white

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: N/A

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: Michael Bruckmueller

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 06/02/2000

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

OK, we had some, uh, guests from Hungary at home and I wa- I was in bed. Uh, I mean, I was only child then, yeah. I was in my – my teens, like 14, I guess, 13, 14. And, um, there was this guy, I had a crush on him. [laughs] He was over at our place and, um, they were getting ready to leave. And it was dark outside already, so, he forgot something in the room in our apartment, in the – in the back room. So I – I run to go and get it, and I didn’t see that door was closed. I just ran and slammed into the door. [laughs] And, of course, he was there and saw me, and… [laughs]

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jon Hunter

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 25/03/2008

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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