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[[two thuds]]

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{SPEAKER name="Dr. Naff"} [[Speaking in Arabic]]

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{SPEAKER name="Selma Salhaney"}
[[Confirming her name]]
{SPEAKER name="Dr. Naff"}
[[Repeating the pronunciation of Selma Salhaney's name back to her]]


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[[Speaking in Arabic]]

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[[laughter]]

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[[Speaking in Arabic]]

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[[Dr. Naff asks Selma when she arrived in America]]
{SPEAKER name="Selma Salhaney"} nineteen ten
{SPEAKER name="Unknown Speaker"} nineteen ten

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[[Speaking in Arabic]]

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{SPEAKER name="Unknown Speaker"} both talking
{SPEAKER name="Dr. Naff"} That's alright

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[Speaking in Arabic]]

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{SPEAKER name="Unknown Speaker"} I know, I know
{SPEAKER name="Dr. Naff"} Very informal

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[[Speaking in Arabic]]

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{SPEAKER name="Dr. Naff"} Wonderful

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[[Speaking in Arabic]]

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{SPEAKER name="Unknown Speaker"} um, thirty, thirty four years, thirty five years old I believe --
{SPEAKER name="Selma Salhaney"} thirty four
{SPEAKER name="Unknown Speaker"} Yeah, and we have been here for - [[recording cuts out]]

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{SPEAKER name="Dr. Naff"} Uh, hi

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[[Speaking in Arabic]]

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{SPEAKER name="Selma Salhaney"} Government Turkey
{SPEAKER name="Dr. Naff"} Yes, I know.

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[[3 women speaking in Arabic]]

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{SPEAKER name="Dr. Naff"} Wonderful

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[[Speaking in Arabic]]

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[[Recording cuts off. New recording starts]]

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[[Speaking in Arabic]]

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{SPEAKER name="Unknown Speaker"} Nobody likes [[Jamille?]]
{SPEAKER name="Selma Salhaney"} no no, nobody likes [[Jamille?]]

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[[Speaking in Arabic]]

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[New recording starts]]

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[[Speaking in Arabic]]

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{SPEAKER name="Dr. Naff"} Well, thank you.

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{SPEAKER name="Unknown"} Before you go [[inaudible]]

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[[recording cuts out]]


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[[one thud]]

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{SPEAKER name="Unknown"} [[Speaking in Arabic]] Grand Rapids

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[[Speaking in Arabic]]

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{SPEAKER name="Selma Salhaney"} You play cards and everything

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{SPEAKER name="Dr. Naff"} Wonderful

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{SPEAKER name="Dr. Naff"} Very good, very good

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[[Speaking in Arabic]]

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{SPEAKER name="Unknown"} She tells a story just like my father, exactly!

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[[Speaking in Arabic]]

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[[Laughter]]

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[[Speaking in Arabic]]




Transcription Notes:
PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT FOR REVIEW OR APPROVAL IF YOU ARE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND AND TRANSCRIBE ARABIC. Conversation seems to be informative, use of emotional phrases More than 2 being interviewed, can't catch the name of the 2nd person being interviewed

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