sɔɪʇəuoɥd ʎq sʇnu uəʌɪɹp

[you can read this right? – it’s in english, sort of 🙂 ]

maj majnd ɪz bɑgd dawn baj fənɛtɪks.
fənɛtɪks ðɪs fənɛtɪks ðæt –
simz tu bi ɛvriwənz fevərət tɑpɪk.
rɛdɪŋ ɒl əv ðiz, aj æm gɛtɪŋ fɛd əp.
wərdz ɑr stɑrtɪŋ tu dæns,
ləl mi tu ə træns.
slipləs najts, rɛstləs dez –
sɪtɪŋ æt ðə dɛsk, pɛnsəl ɪn hænd.
skɔrn ɑn maj fes, fɔr æm totəli bɔrd.
ənəf prəkræstəneʃən aj hæv dən.
no əskep naw – hæv tu tərn ðɪs ɪn.
ðə fɪʃ ɪz ɪn dip trəbəl rajt naw 🙂
hopɪŋ tu bi dən wɪθ ðɪs tæsk ɪn tu mɔr dez.

[this is how i convince my mind, myself,
to not give up until all is done.
breaking to read a blog or two now and then,
finding something to be excited about –
about phonetics – but oh how bored I am.]

The block of text looking a bit strange up there
as many of you might know,
is in International Phonetics Alphabet.
All of you, I am sure, can read that –
it is in English after all [a bit hard on the eyes i know].
See below to read in English language alphabet:

My mind is bogged down by phonetics.
Phonetics this phonetics that –
seems to be everyone’s favorite topic.
Reading all of these, I am getting fed up.
Words are starting to dance,
lull me to a trance.
Sleepless nights, restless days –
sitting at the desk, pencil in hand.
Scorn on my face, for I am totally bored.
Enough procrastination i have done.
No escape now – have to turn this in.
The fish is in deep trouble right now 🙂
Hoping to be done with this task in two more days.

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