Anguilla 3

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 41

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 25/06/1978

PLACE OF BIRTH: Anguilla

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Afro-Caribbean

OCCUPATION: business manager

EDUCATION: secondary

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

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

The subject’s mother’s side of the family is from Shoal Bay, and her father is from Island Harbour. This is mentioned because there is a big difference between the accent of the Island Harbour region and the rest of the island. The subject’s accent for reading is Standard Caribbean English and for speaking is more indicative of Shoal Bay, rather than Island Harbour.

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RECORDED BY: Tshari King

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 21/08/2019

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

What do I do on weekends? I mean, I would normally go home. I’d wash, um, and, if my brothers call me them going to the fish pots, I probably would go, or go on the beach, rope some fish, swim a little bit; and, um, yeah, stuff like that. Other than that, just stay home and clean up, cook, and, you know, if they want to come over and get something to eat, them could do that. ‘Cause I love to cook, and them love to eat, so, there you go. Um, other than that, nothing much, just relax. Once we ain’t got no jobs, once we ain’t got no work, I like to bake, so, always baking; almost every weekend I bake something. Whether it’s bread pudding, pound cake, Johnny cakes, and yeah — once I make Johnny cakes, I would have fried fish, so anytime we got fried fish, we make Johnny cakes, so, they go perfect together. So, yeah, sometimes we’d bake the Johnny cakes if them say them want it. Them prefer the Johnny cake bake in the outside oven with the coals, with the wood, so you get that flavor, so if them say we going bake them outside, they much, you know, the taste, the flavor’s better than when you bake ‘em on the ins-, in the inside oven, so, we would do that, and, yeah, enjoy ourselves. Hmm. …

TRANSCRIBED BY: Tshari King

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 13/09/2019

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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