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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Give me a cheerful amateur like Bill Bailey over a joyless perfectionist any day

Oti Mbūs n Bil Beili jrñ a Stricli Cm Dansñ dres-rhrsl. Foṭgraf: Gai Levi/BBC/PA

Gv m a ćirfl aṃćr lîc Bil Beili ovr a jôlis pfx̣́nist eni de

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 20 November 2020)

In ɖs yir v ol yirz, w mst gv ǎrslvz a brec, īz of ɖ cmpettivnis, n jst d ǎr bst

Gaby Hinsliff

Gabi Hinslif, 20 Nvmbr 2020

Bil Beili: ‘Stricli’s bn xtrordnri! I’v īvn s’prîzd mslf’

Ɖr r fy ʈñz mor ovŗetd in lîf ɖn biyñ gd at it.

Taḷnt wl ǎt, obvịsli; n winñ z olwz nîs. Bt nbdi luvz a jôlis pfx̣́nist, hu smugli gts evrʈñ rît frst tîm. It’s ẃ Bil Beili abṣlutli dzrvz t b ɖ unixpctd brecǎt-star v ɖs yir’z Stricli Cm Dansñ īvn f (ẃispr it) h z’nt tecnicli ɖ most pṛfiśnt dansr, n ẃ ɖ Gret Britiś Bec Of jst hz’nt bn ɖ sem sins ɖ î-rolñ Loti wz cict of. Sarcastic, iratic, oceẓ́nli inspîrd n oceẓ́nli screpñ mltd îsñ of ɖ cǎntr wɖ a sai, ś wz ɖ prfict mîldli dsruptiv cntstnt fr a hoļi dsruptd yir. Ɖs siriz z’nt riyli abt ɖ becñ or īvn abt Ɖ Jrni, a mōciś bt artf̣li corịgraft bacstori ɖt hlps cntstnts tug at ɖ hartstrñz. It’s mor t d wɖ ɖ unixpctd jô v dwñ ʈñz – bî ẃć I mīn, v cors, ʈñz ɖt d’nt acć̣li matr – ćirf̣li bt nt ol ɖt wel.

Fr a hapi fy, ɖ îdīa ɖt y d’nt acć̣li hv t b eni gd at a hobi t cari on baśñ awe at it z old nyz. Ɖ’r ɖ wnz bhnd ɖ rîz v so-cōld tynlis qîrz, or sññ grūps fr ppl hu c’nt hit a not t sev ɖer livz bt ʈuṛli injô bltñ a soñ ǎt enwe; ppl hu wd b tù intiṃdetd t jôn a propr qîr n b ɖ onli wn sññ of-ci, bt hv faund a we v letñ rip wɖt biyñ md t fīl slf-conśs.

Ɖ’r olso ɖ drîvñfors bhnd parcrun, ẃć lîc Jo Wics’z onlîn FE lésn hz bn an abṣlut gift t ɖoz v s olwz pict last fr netbōl. Śr, y cn trn p in an aʈletics-vst n tec a Saṭde 5ce arnd ɖ parc unḅliṿbli sirịsli f y wont, cilñ yrslf t mīt last wīc’s prsnl bst n bragñ abt it aftwdz on Fes-bc. Bt y cn (or cd, bfr sośl distnsñ pt a stop t it) olso wōc a bit, n run a bit, n wōc a bit mor bfr gwñ t ɖ cafe fr cec; y cd brñ ɖ cidz, or ɖ dog, n stl rêz a cōṛs v s’portiv ẃūps n ćirz az y stagr ovr ɖ fiṇśñlîn last.

It z, az ɖe olwz sd at scūl bt nvr riyli mnt, ɖ tecñ part ɖt cǎnts. Ɖ hol ʈñ rmîndz m fondli v ǎr old ańl 5cm vilij funrun, ẃć wz so uncmpettiv ɖt ppl dd it wɖ pśćerz or in flip-flops, n acć̣li winñ wz cnsidrd a śêd tù trî-hard. In a rlentlisli gol-orientd wrld ẃr īvn hobiz sīm t cm wɖ pformnstargits ataćt, ɖr’z smʈñ vri rlaxñ abt biyñ pubḷcli n un’śemidli rubiś at smʈñ. It’s nt abt biyñ un’fred t fel – ɖ Americn f’loṣfi v siyñ mstecs az a nesṣri step in eni lrnñproses – so mć az riylîzñ ɖt in mor hymn indevrz ɖn w cer t admit, fełr itslf z a funḍmnṭli sili consept. Nt evrʈñ hz t b a rês, a comṗtiśn, yr ǒn prîṿt Hungrgemz.

Mî ǒn mînr locdǎn brecʈru wz riylîzñ ɖt yoga z’nt acć̣li mnt t b a cmpettiv sport. It’s nt abt hoṿrñ mizṛbli at ɖ bac v clasz fl v yumi-múmiz hu cn ef̣tlisli d ɖ splits, bt abt unrolñ a mat smẃr qayt n biyñ cntnt jst t streć ǎt ẃtvr wl cumftbli streć. Ɖ wn sevñ gres v biyñ wns agn cnfînd t baṛcs nǎ z ɖt nbdi ǎtsd cn juj yr fōlṭrñ ef̣ts t d a hedstand, or indd t cm p wɖ wîldli xîtñ yt edyceśnl activtiz t entten ɖ ćildṛn ʈru ɖ longist, dulist wintr on record. N f a tri fōlz in ɖ forist n nbdi hírz it, ɖen hu z t se ẃɖr ɖ lumbrjac z eni gd or nt?

Fr enwn hu struglz wɖ nagñ inr dīmnz, mnẃl, ɖr’z smʈñ cumf̣tñ at ɖ end v an xōstñ yir abt ɖ mesij ɖt jst dwñ yr bst (or īvn yr haf-arst secnd bst) wl d. Ɖs yir v ol yirz, I’d hv haṗli woćt sm mîndlis riaḷtiteli ɖt dd’nt acć̣li hv ɖ hart t cic enwn of bt instd jst let ol ɖ cntstnts ste t ɖ end, fōlñ evr mor mgnifisntli śort az ɖ wīcs wòr on n ɖ pestrićaḷnjz got mor pripostṛs.

Lîf dz’nt hv t b wn loñ, dspiṛtñ proses v riylîzñ ɖt y’r nvr gwñ t xel at smʈñ n śd ɖrfr probbli drop ǎt wɖ yr digṇti intact. It śd b fîn t dabl, t ambl, t b glorịsli n rlentlisli aṿrij at smʈñ; t d it wɖ no ptiklr end in sît, xpt ɖ cilñ v an afṭnun. Winñ at lîf, or strîvñ t, cn nvr bcm a substtyt fr acć̣li livñ it.

 

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Clasics in Ñspel: THE CURE AT TROY [chorus], by Seamus Heaney

Guardian, 2018: "Seamus Heaney’s family on life with the great poet: ‘He was always just Dad at home'" / Photo: Eamonn McCabe.

Śeṃs Hīni

Ɖ KR AT TRÔ
[cōṛs]

Hymn biyñz sufr.
Ɖe torćr wn anɖr.
Ɖe gt hrt n gt hard.
No powm or ple or soñ
Cn fŭli rît a roñ
Inflictd n indyrd.

Hisṭri sz, ‘D’nt hop
On ɖs sîd v ɖ grev,’
Bt ɖen, wns in a lîftîm
Ɖ loñd fr tîdl wev
V justis cn rîz p
N hop n hisṭri rîm.

So hop fr a gret sìćenj
On ɖ far sîd v rvnj.
B’liv ɖt a frɖr śor
Z rīć̣bl fṛm hir.
B’liv in miṛclz
N krz n hīlñ welz.

Cōl miṛcl slf-hīlñ,
Ɖ utr slf-rvilñ
Dubl-tec v fīlñ.
F ɖr’z fîr on ɖ mǎntin
N lîṭnñ n storm
N a god spīcs fṛm ɖ scî

Ɖt mīnz smwn z hírñ
Ɖ ǎtcrî n ɖ brʈcrî
V ny lîf at its trm.
It mīnz wns in a lîftîm
Ɖt justis cn rîz p
N hop n hisṭri rîm.

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Clasics in Ñspel │ THE WAR OF THE WORLDS │ H.G. WELLS

(Book 1 of The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, transcribed into Ñspel)

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1 – Ɖ īv ov ɖ wor2 – Ɖ fōlñstar3 – On Horsl Comn4 – Đ silindr opnz5 – Ɖ hītre6 – Ɖ hītre in ɖ Ćobm Rod7 – Hǎ I rīćt hom8 – Frîde Nît9 – Ɖ fîtñ bginz10 – In ɖ storm11 – At ɖ windo12 – Ẃt I sw ov ɖ dstrux́n ov Wêbrij and Śeṗtn13 – Hǎ I fél in wɖ ɖ kṛt14 – In Lundn15 – Ẃt hd hapnd in Suri16 – Ɖ x’ds fṛm Lundn17 – Ɖ “Ʈundr Ćîld”

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Ɖ CMÑ OV Ɖ MARŚNZ

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Ɖ ĪV OV Ɖ WOR

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wn wd hv b’livd in ɖ last yirz v ɖ nîntīnʈ snćri ɖt ɖs wrld wz biyñ woćt cīnli n closli bî intelijnsz gretr ɖn man’z n yt az mortl az hiz ǒn; ɖt az men bizid ɖmslvz abt ɖer verịs cnsrnz ɖe wr scrūṭnîzd n studid, phps olmst az naroli az a man wɖ a mîcṛscop mt scrūṭnîz ɖ tranzịnt crīćrz ɖt sworm n mulṭplî in a drop v wōtr. Wɖ infiṇt cmplesnsi men wnt t n fro ovr ɖs glob abt ɖer litl aferz, srīn in ɖer aśuṛns v ɖer empîr ovr matr. It z poṣbl ɖt ɖ infyzoria undr ɖ mîcṛscop d ɖ sem. Nwn gev a ʈt t ɖ oldr wrldz v spes az sorsz v hymn denjr, or ʈt v ɖm onli t dsmis ɖ îdīa v lîf upn ɖm az imposbl or improbbl. It z krịs t rcōl sm v ɖ mntl habits v ɖoz dpartd dez. At most t’restrịl men fansid ɖr mt b uɖr men upn Marz, phps infirịr t ɖmslvz n redi t welcm a miśnri enṭprîz. Yt acrs ɖ gulf v spes, mîndz ɖt r t ǎr mîndz az ǎrz r t ɖoz v ɖ bīsts ɖt periś, inṭlects vast n cūl n unsimṗʈetic, rgardd ɖs rʈ wɖ envịs îz, n slǒli n śrli drù ɖer planz agnst s. N rli in ɖ twentịʈ snćri cem ɖ gret disiluźnmnt.

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Clasics in Ñspel: As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou grow’st – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 11

Sonit 11: Az fast az ɖǎ ślt wen, so fast ɖǎ grost

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Az fast az ɖǎ ślt wen,

so fast ɖǎ grost

In wn v ɖîn,

fṛm ɖt ẃć ɖǎ dpartist;

N ɖt freś blud ẃć yuñli ɖǎ bstost,
Ɖǎ mest cōl ɖîn

ẃn ɖǎ fṛm yʈ cnvrtist.

Hirin livz wizdm, byti, n incris;
Wɖt ɖs foli, ej, n cold dce:
F ol wr mîndd so, ɖ tîmz śd sīs
N ʈrīscor yir wd mc ɖ wrld awe.
Let ɖoz hūm nećr hʈ nt md fr stor,
Harś, fīćrlis, n rūd, baṛnli periś:
Lc hūm ś bst indaud,

ś gev ɖ mor;

Ẃć bǎnćs gift ɖǎ śdst

in bǎnti ćeriś:

Ś carvd ɖi fr hr sìl, n mnt ɖr-bî,
Ɖǎ śdst print mor,

nt let ɖt copi dî.

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Clasics in Ñspel: Who will believe my verse in time to come – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 17

Sonit 17: Hu wl b’liv mî vrs in tîm t cm

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Hu wl b’liv mî vrs in tîm t cm,
F it wr fild wɖ yr most hî dzrts?
Ɖo yt hevn nz it z bt az a tūm
Ẃć hîdz yr lîf, n śoz nt haf yr parts.
F I cd rait ɖ byti v yr îz,
N in freś numbrz

numbr ol yr gresz,

Ɖ ej t cm wd se ‘Ɖs powt lîz;
Sć hevnli tućz ner tućt rʈli fesz.’
So śd mî peprz, yeloud wɖ ɖer ej,
B scornd,

lîc old men v les truʈ ɖn tuñ,

N yr tru rîts b trmd a powt’s rej
N strećid mītr v an antīc soñ:
Bt wr sm ćîld v yrz alîv ɖt tîm,
Y śd liv twîs, in it, n in mî rîm.

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Clasics in Ñspel: But wherefore do not you a mightier way – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 16

Sonit 16: Bt ẃr-fr d nt y a mîtịr we

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Bt ẃr-fr d nt y a mîtịr we
Mc wor upn ɖs bludi tîṛnt, Tîm?
N forṭfî yrslf in yr dce
Wɖ mīnz mor blesid

ɖn mî baṛn rîm?

Nǎ stand y on ɖ top v hapi aurz,
N mni meidn gardnz, yt unset,
Wɖ vrćs wś wd ber y livñ flǎrz,
Mć lîcr ɖn yr pentd cǎnṭfit:
So śd ɖ lînz v lîf ɖt lîf rper,
Ẃć ɖs, Tîm’z pnsl,

or mî pypl pén,

Nɖr in inwd wrʈ nr ǎtwd fer,
Cn mc y liv yrslf in îz v men.
T gv awe yrslf, cīps yrslf stl,
N y mst liv,

drwn bî yr ǒn swīt scil.

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Clasics in Ñspel: Not from the stars do I my judgement pluck – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 14

Sonit 14: Nt fṛm ɖ starz d I mî jujmnt pluc

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Nt fṛm ɖ starz d I mî jujmnt pluc;
N yt mīʈncs I hv Astroṇmi,
Bt nt t tel v gd or īvl luc,
V plegz, v drʈs, or sīznz’ qoḷti;
Nr cn I fortyn t brīf minits tel,
Pôntñ t ć hiz ʈundr, ren n wind,
Or se wɖ prinsz f it śl g wel
Bî oft pridict ɖt I in hevn fînd:
Bt fṛm ɖîn îz mî nolij I d’rîv,
N, constnt starz, in ɖm I rīd sć art
Az truʈ n byti śl tgɖr ʈrîv,
F fṛm ɖîslf, t stor ɖǎ wdst cnvrt;
Or els v ɖi ɖs I pṛgnosṭcet:
Ɖî end z truʈ’s n byti’z dūm n det.

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Clasics in Ñspel: O! that you were your self; but, love, you are – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 13

Sonit 13: Ǒ! ɖt y wr yrslf; bt, luv, y r

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Ǒ! ɖt y wr yrslf; bt, luv, y r
No longr yrz, ɖn y yrslf hir liv:
Agnst ɖs cmñ end y śd priper,
N yr swīt smbḷns t sm uɖr gv:
So śd ɖt byti ẃć y hold in līs
Fînd no dtrṃneśn; ɖen y wr
Yrslf agn, aftr yrslf’s dsis,
Ẃn yr swīt iśu yr swīt form śd ber.
Hu lets so fer a hǎs fōl t dce,
Ẃć huzbndri in onr mt uphold,
Agnst ɖ stormi gusts v wintr’z de
N baṛn rej v deʈ’z itrnl cold?
Ǒ! nn bt unʈrifts. Dir mî luv, y nǒ,
Y hd a faɖr: let yr sun se so.

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Clasics in Ñspel: For shame deny that thou bear’st love to any – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 10

Sonit 10: Fr śem dnî ɖt ɖǎ berst luv t eni

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Fr śem dnî ɖt ɖǎ berst luv t eni,
Hu fr ɖîslf art so unprovidnt.
Grant, f ɖǎ wilt,

ɖǎ art b’luvd v mni,

Bt ɖt ɖǎ nn luvst z most evidnt:
Fr ɖǎ art so pzest wɖ mrdṛs het,
Ɖt ’gnst ɖîslf ɖǎ sticst nt t cnspîr,
Sīcñ ɖt bytịs rūf t ruinet
Ẃć t rper śd b ɖî ćīf dzîr.
Ǒ! ćenj ɖî ʈt,

ɖt I me ćenj mî mînd:

Śl het b fẹrr lojd ɖn jntl luv?
B, az ɖî prezns z, greśs n cînd,
Or t ɖîslf at līst cînd-hartd pruv:
Mc ɖi anɖr slf fr luv v m,
Ɖt byti stl me liv in ɖîn or ɖi.

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Clasics in Ñspel: Is it for fear to wet a widow’s eye – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 9

Sonit 9: Z it fr fir t wet a wido’z î?

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Z it fr fir t wet a wido’z î,
Ɖt ɖǎ cnsymst ɖîslf in sngl lîf?
Ā! f ɖǎ iśūlis ślt hap t dî,
Ɖ wrld wl weil ɖi lîc a meclis wîf;
Ɖ wrld wl b ɖî wido n stl wīp
Ɖt ɖǎ no form v ɖi hst left bhnd,
Ẃn evri prîṿt wido wel me cīp
Bî ćildṛn’z îz,

hr huzbnd’z śep in mînd:

Lc ẃt an unʈrift in ɖ wrld dʈ spend
Śifts bt hiz ples,

fr stl ɖ wrld injôz it;

Bt byti’z west hʈ in ɖ wrld an end,
N cept unyzd ɖ yzr so dstrôz it.
No luv twd uɖrz in ɖt bŭzm sits
Ɖt on himslf sć mrdṛs śem cmits.

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