Ukraine 3

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 35

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 27/07/1974

PLACE OF BIRTH: N/A

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian/Ukranian

OCCUPATION: manager

EDUCATION: university

AREA(S) OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS: N/A

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

There is a strong Australian English influence in her speech.

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RECORDED BY: Martina Crerar

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 09/09/2009

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

My Dad, he’s a truck driver, and when I was little I was, I think I was about 12 years of age, he took me with him to Siberia. My mum she was against it. She wasn’t very happy because it was winter, it was dangerous, a lot of snow, specially in Siberia. [Interviewer: How cold?] In Siberia it would be getting like minus twenty, minus twenty-five. I mean it wasn’t as far of Siberia because more north it gets its minus fifty. I probably wouldn’t go if it was minus fifty. But anyways, what I do remember is passing the pine tree forest and seeing these absolutely gorgeous colors of a pine tree, which was very hard to describe, and like I said to you before have never seen in any picture it was like green grey-ish, and yeah maybe because of the moon and snow reflection the pine trees they looked absolutely amazing color, and we’ve seen heard of wolves, which looked yeah silver color was just amazing, and like I said to you before usually on TV they look very run down. Not nice, but they just, it just more like on the hill and to see them passing by like that it was just … [Interviewer: Did you take a photo?] No, because we didn’t have camera, you know. It was Communist times; it was something very luxury to have. So, yeah, no pictures, just memory.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Martina Crerar

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 09/09/2009

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

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

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

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