Saudi Arabia 6

Both as a courtesy and to comply with copyright law, please remember to credit IDEA for direct or indirect use of samples. IDEA is a free resource; please consider supporting us.



BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 18

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 11/01/1996

PLACE OF BIRTH: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Saudi Arabian

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: undergraduate degree

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject was going to school in the United States at the time of this interview.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

The text used in our recordings of scripted speech can be found by clicking here.

RECORDED BY: Evette Torres (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 30/03/2014

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, I born in Saudi Arabia, um, Dammam city. Like, it’s the most important, religion, in my country because, like, we pray five times the days, five time during days, OK, and like all the rule depend to the religion. Like if you steal more than time, like the judge will told to, uh, like will give you judge to cut your hand. Freedom? Oh my God, I don’t know. Like, no, no, no, like … for honest, USA have different culture, and I want to learn different culture because if it goes to my country, I want to like told my children, told people I get this experience. I did this, I didn’t do this.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Evette Torres (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 06/04/2014

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY: N/A

COMMENTARY BY: N/A

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

The archive provides:

  • Recordings of accent/dialect speakers from the region you select.
  • Text of the speakers’ biographical details.
  • Scholarly commentary and analysis in some cases.
  • In most cases, an orthographic transcription of the speakers’ unscripted speech.  In a small number of cases, you will also find a narrow phonetic transcription of the sample (see Phonetic Transcriptions for a complete list).  The recordings average four minutes in length and feature both the reading of one of two standard passages, and some unscripted speech. The two passages are Comma Gets a Cure (currently our standard passage) and The Rainbow Passage (used in our earliest recordings).

For instructional materials or coaching in the accents and dialects represented here, please go to Other Dialect Services.