Trinidad 7

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 9

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/01/2004

PLACE OF BIRTH: Toronto, Canada

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: mixed Indo-African and Trinidadian

OCCUPATION: student at a primary school

EDUCATION: primary school

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

Subject lived in Canada until age 3, when he moved to St. Augustine, Trinidad.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Dylan Paul

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 23/03/2013

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Cricket is one of my main sports. It is my second-favorite sport. Once when didn’t have anything to do, we had play cricket and that was the funnest part.

K. So, like my best video game is like, “Need for Speed: Most Wanted.” And so like you have to race the opponent, umm, to, mm, to win — it’s like a racing game. Well, it’s a racing game except when you does see police, they just stop you. It does have like a bar that when they’s touched you for a long time, then does get busted, so if the bar go full, it will get busted. It’s easy to get away from policeman, because the police slow. We have nitro and the police don’t.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Dylan Paul

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 27/10/2014

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

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