Romania 6

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: N/A

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

PLACE OF BIRTH: Sibiu, Romania

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Romanian/white

OCCUPATION: teacher

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: Deb Thomas

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 18/12/2004

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Story of the White Horse: My mother grew up in a poor family. She lost her father when she was 9 years old. And um, she had, um, five older brothers, and they all worked in the mountains with the sheep. Her mother was rather old, and she used to send her, um, with food in the mountains. Early in the mornig it was very dark outside.  She had to go through a wood and, um, there was no light; it was dark, and the only, um, help for my mother was the white mare with … which was carrying the food, and m- mother used to grab the horse’s tail and walk behind the horse, which was white, and which knew the way to the mountain house.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Deb Thomas

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 24/11/2005

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

The original notes for this sample were handwritten and have not yet been typed. See the image below:

COMMENTARY BY: Deb Thomas

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 18/12/2004

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