Saint Kitts and Nevis 1

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This is the same subject as Saint Kitts History 1. (For a much longer recording of this subject, see that page.)

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 40

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 05/02/1979

PLACE OF BIRTH: Sandy Point, Saint Kitts

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Afro-Caribbean

OCCUPATION: mason and chef

EDUCATION: high school

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

The subject lived in Saint Kitts until the age of 26 and then moved to Anguilla, where he has lived for the last 14 years prior to this recording.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Tshari King

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 19/08/2019

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Well, me growing up in Sandy Point, when I was a youth: Well, it was a nice area. The ghetto peoples: them as me friends, them around. We used to always go to school at first; when we come from school, I had my little homework to do like sweep up the yard, or wash dishes, which in me and my sister really had like a exchange; this week, is mines to wash the dishes, and next week is her time. And this week, the other week will be, like sweep the yard and, you know? Different things.

So what I used to do is, when I finish school, I come home, do what I have to do, and then I gone running up and down with my friends. Sometime when you see, sugar, uh, crop on, we used to go, and get one another and just go together and just go look cane, peel cane, if mango in we go look mango, any food that ripe, we always go and we go and look for them. Come back, even to sell mangos. That’s what we used to do just to make a little dollar. Selling mangos, you know.  …

TRANSCRIBED BY: Tshari King

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

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