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29 October 2014

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The Voices Recordings
Interviewee Robert William Owen

Born: 6 April 1940

Lives: Deganwy, Conwy

Time lived in area: All my life

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The members of the choir joke about doing physical education at school, and the kit worn to do it.

Language of interview: Welsh

Duration: wav file m (mins/secs)

About the interview

The participants were asked to describe how they spoke in their own words.

How do you describe your accent: "(Not part of questionaire when interview was given.)"

Have there been other influences on the way you speak: Not Given

Do you have skills in languages other than English?: Yes

Other languages: English, Welsh

About this interview
CERI: When you were at school, did you like physical education? DEI: I loved it! But I'd get, what they'd call 'six of the best', I'd get the cane for being last again, in the, the erm, 'country run'. JOHN: Cross-country. DEI: Yes cross-country run. Last every time! CERI: What would you wear to do this cross-country? DEI: Oh, a little pair of shorts. ROBERT: Big shorts! CERI: What did you wear on your feet? DEI: Oh, plimsoles. CERI:Did you do physical education at school? ROBERT: Yes. DEI: He got six of the best too! ROBERT: We'd just call them shorts, and pumps on our feet, I loved doing cross-country. DEI: He'd wear his sister's knickers!

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