Category Archives: James Joyce

A Litl Clǎd, bî Jemz Jôs

Et yirz bfr h hd sìn hiz frend of at ɖ Norʈ Wōl n wśt him godspīd. Gaḷhr hd got on. Y cd tel ɖt at wns bî hiz travld er, hiz wel-cut twīd sūt, n firlis axnt. Fy feloz hd taḷnts lîc hiz n fywr stl cd rmen unspôld bî sć s’xes. Gaḷhr’z hart wz in ɖ rît ples n h hd dzrvd t win. It wz smʈñ t hv a frend lîc ɖt.

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Đ Bōrdñhǎs, bî Jemz Jôs

Msz Mūni wz a bćr’z dōtr. Ś wz a wmn hu wz qt ebl t cīp ʈñz t hrslf: a dtrmind wmn. Ś hd marid hr faɖr’z fōrmn n opnd a bćr’z śop nir Sprñ Gardnz. Bt az sn az hiz faɖr-in-lw wz ded, Mr. Mūni bgan t g t ɖ devl. H dranc, plundrd ɖ til, ran hedloñ intu dét. It wz no ys mcñ him tec ɖ plej: h wz śr t brec ǎt agn a fy dez aftr. Bî fîtñ hiz wîf in ɖ prezns v custmrz n bî bayñ bad mìt h ruind hiz biznis. Wn nît h wnt fr hiz wîf wɖ ɖ clīvr n ś hd t slīp in a nebr’z hǎs.

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Tū G’lants, bî Jemz Jôs

Ɖ gre worm īvnñ v Ōġst hd dsndd upn ɖ siti n a mîld worm er, a meṃri v sumr, srkletd in ɖ strīts. Ɖ strīts, śutrd fr ɖ rpoz v Súnde, swormd wɖ a gêli culrd crǎd. Lîc ilumind prlz, ɖ lamps śon fṛm ɖ sumits v ɖer tōl polz upn ɖ livñ txćr b’lo, ẃć, ćenjñ śep n hy unsīsñli, snt p intu ɖ worm gre īvnñ er an unćenjñ unsīsñ mrmr.

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Aftr ɖ Rês, bî Jemz Jôs

Ɖ carz cem scudñ in twdz Dublin, runñ īvnli lîc pelits in ɖ grūv v ɖ Nās Rod. At ɖ crest v ɖ hil at Inćicor sîtsiyrz hd gaɖrd in clumps t woć ɖ carz c’rirñ homẉd n ʈru ɖs ćanl v poṿti n inax́n ɖ Continnt sped its wlʈ n inḍstri. Nǎ n agn ɖ clumps v ppl rezd ɖ ćir v ɖ gretf̣li oprest. Ɖer simṗʈi, hvr, wz fr ɖ blu carz—ɖ carz v ɖer frendz, ɖ Frenć.

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An Incǎntr, bî Jemz Jôs

It wz Jo Diḷn hu intṛdyst ɖ Wîld Wst t s. H hd a litl lîbrri md p v old numbrz v Ɖ Yńn JacPluc n Ɖ Heṗni Marvl. Evri īvnñ aftr scūl w met in hiz bac gardn n arenjd Indịn batlz. H n hiz fat yuñ bruɖr Lio, ɖ îdlr, hld ɖ loft v ɖ stebl ẃl w traid t cari it bî storm; or w fòt a pićt batl on ɖ gras. Bt, hvr wel w fòt, w nvr wún sīj or batl n ol ǎr bǎts endd wɖ Jo Diḷn’z wordans v vicṭri. Hiz peṛnts wnt t et-o’cloc mas evri mornñ in Gardinr Strīt n ɖ pīsfl ǒdr v Msz Diḷn wz prevḷnt in ɖ hōl v ɖ hǎs. Bt h pleid tù firsli fr s hu wr yungr n mor timid. H lct lîc sm cnd v an Indịn ẃn h ceprd rnd ɖ gardn, an old ti-cozi on hiz hed, bìtñ a tin wɖ hiz fist n yelñ:

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Ɖ Sistrz, bî Jemz Jôs

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r wz no hop fr him ɖs tîm: it wz ɖ ʈrd stroc. Nît aftr nît I hd pást ɖ hǎs (it wz vceśntîm) n studid ɖ lîtd sqer v windo: n nît aftr nît I hd faund it lîtd in ɖ sem we, fentli n īvnli. F h wz ded, I ʈt, I wd si ɖ rflex́n v candlz on ɖ darcnd blînd fr I ń ɖt tū candlz mst b set at ɖ hed v a corps. H hd ofn sd t m: “I am nt loñ fr ɖs wrld,” n I hd ʈt hiz wrdz îdl. Nǎ I ń ɖe wr tru. Evri nît az I gezd p at ɖ windo I sd softli t mslf ɖ wrd p’raḷsis. It hd olwz sǎndd strenjli in mî irz, lîc ɖ wrd nomón in ɖ Yclid n ɖ wrd siṃni in ɖ Caṭcizm. Bt nǎ it sǎndd t m lîc ɖ nem v sm mlefisnt n sinfl biyñ. It fild m wɖ fir, n yt I loñd t b nirr t it n t lc upn its dedli wrc.

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