Clasics in Ñspel: LEARNING TO READ, by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

LRNÑ TU RĪD

Franss Eḷn Wotcinz Harpr

Vri sn ɖ Yanci tīćrz

   Cem dǎn n set p scūl;

Bt, ǒ! hǎ ɖ Rebz dd het it,—

   It wz agin ɖer rūl.

Ǎr mastrz olwz traid to hîd

   Bc-lrnñ from ǎr îz;

Nolij dd’nt agri wɖ sleṿri—

   ’Twŭd mc s ol tù wîz.

Bt sm v s wd trî t stìl

   A litl fṛm ɖ bc.

N pt ɖ wrdz tgɖr,

   N lrn bî hc or crŭc.

I rmembr Uncl Cāwél,

   Hu tc potlícr fat

N grīst ɖ pejz v hiz bc,

   N hid it in hiz hat.

N hd hiz mastr evr sìn

   Ɖ līvz upn hiz hed,

H’d hv ʈt ɖm grīsi peprz,

   Bt nʈñ t b réd.

N ɖr wz Mr. Trnr’z Ben,

   Hu hrd ɖ ćildṛn spel,

N pict ɖ wrdz rît p bî hart,

   N lrnt t rīd ’m wel.

Wel, ɖ Norɖn focs cept sndñ

   Ɖ Yanci tīćrz dǎn;

N ɖe std rît p n hlpt s,

   Ɖo Rebz dd snir n frǎn.

N I loñd t rīd mî Bîbl,

   Fr preśs wrdz it sd;

Bt ẃn I bgun t lrn it,

   Focs jst śc ɖer hedz,

N sd ɖr z no ys trayñ,

   Ǒ! Cloī, y’r tù lêt;

Bt az I wz rîzñ sixti,

   I hd no tîm t wêt.

So I got a per v glasz,

   N stret t wrc I wnt,

N nvr stopt tl I cd rīd

   Ɖ hímz n Tsṭmnt.

Ɖen I got a litl cabin

   A ples t call mî ǒn—

N I flt az indipndnt

   Az ɖ qīn upn hr ʈron.

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

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