Romania 8

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: N/A

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1977

PLACE OF BIRTH: Vatra Dornei, Romania

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Romanian

OCCUPATION: actor

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: Janet Rodgers

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

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: 

TRANSCRIBED BY: John Kenneth DeBoer

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I remember when I have//when we have … first, uh, first time we have dinner at your house. And, uh, me and Pauli were pretty hungry, and you, uh, prepared the table, and foods;everything was on the table. So, now, uh, we were expecting for sign to start, uh, eating. And you, you didn’t, didn’t know what, what is our custom. So, we were looking at each other for about one minute; I guess we didn’t wanna to start, you didn’t know what’s our custom, so we are looking, looking, and, uh, finally you said, uh, OK, guys, you, you say a prayer before eating, like that, and I was looking a Pauli. No? And then at you. No? OK, let’s eat!

TRANSCRIBED BY: John Kenneth DeBoer

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: N/A

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

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