Clasics in Ñspel: HAMLET – To be, or not to be

T b, or nt t b, ɖt z ɖ qsćn

Wiłm Śecspir

T b, or nt t b, ɖt z ɖ qsćn:
Ẃɖr ’tiz noblr in ɖ mînd t sufr
Ɖ slñz n aroz v ǎtrejs fortyn,
Or t tec armz agnst a sì v trublz
N bî opozñ end ɖm. T dî – t slīp,
No mor; n bî a slīp, t se w end
Ɖ hart-ec n ɖ ʈǎznd naćṛl śocs
Ɖt fleś z ér t: ’tiz a consymeśn
Dvǎtli t b wśt. T dî, t slīp;
T slīp, pćans t drīm – ai, ɖr’z ɖ rub:
Fr in ɖt slīp v deʈ ẃt drīmz me cm,
Ẃn w hv śufld of ɖs mortl côl,
Mst gv s pōz – ɖr’z ɖ rspct
Ɖt mcs c’laṃti v so loñ lîf.
Fr hu wd ber ɖ ẃips n scornz v tîm,
Ɖ opresr’z roñ,
ɖ prǎd man’z contymli,
Ɖ pañz v disprîzd luv, ɖ lw’z dle,
Ɖ insḷns v ofis, n ɖ sprnz
Ɖt peśnt merit v ɖ unwrɖi tecs,
Ẃn h himslf mt hiz qîeṭs mc
Wɖ a bér bodcin? Hu wd fardlz ber,
T grunt n swet undr a wiri lîf,
Bt ɖt ɖ dred v smʈñ aftr deʈ,
Ɖ undiscuvrd cuntri, fṛm huz bōrn
No travlr rtrnz, puzlz ɖ wil,
N mcs s rɖr ber ɖoz ilz w hv,
Ɖn flî t uɖrz ɖt w nǒ nt v?
Ɖus conśns dz mc cawdz v s ol,
N ɖus ɖ netiv hy v reẓluśn
Z siclid ’r wɖ ɖ pel cast v ʈt,
N enṭprîzz v gret piʈ n momnt
Wɖ ɖs rgard ɖer cuṛnts trn arai,
N lūz ɖ nem v ax́n.

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

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Last Updated on 24/04/2020 by Frank Johnson

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