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ĀĒĪŌŪ, āēīōū, ŦH, ŧh, ŋ

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Printed Fōnemik Txt

Ŧhis txt iz in ŧhu AKSES rītiŋ sitem ūziŋ speshul MSWord kēbord mapiŋ too permit entrē uv loŋ vowel fōnēmz with kēstrōks frum an ordinairē kēbord.  For xampul, uper-kās makron vowelz ar printed bī CTRL plus ŧhu vowel and lower-kās bī ALT plus ŧhu vowel.  Az Ū kan sē, ŧhis iz fairlē ēzē too rēd, awlŧhō it tāks u bit uv praktis too get up too spēd.

Rītiŋ AKSES rēkwīerz much mor thot and praktis ŧhan rēdiŋ, probublē bēkawz wē must rējekt ŧhu speliŋz ŧhat wer pownded intoo owr brānz for awl ŧhōz yearz.  It iz u slō proses too rēkawl werd elements bī hwich wē rēmemberd werdz in ŧhu ferst plās.  Wē ŧhen must rētrān fiŋgerz too awtōmatiklē sēk owt ŧhu korekt kē sēkwensez too fashun familyer werdz.

Ŧhu mān verchoo uv AKSES iz ŧhat it permits children too pik up ŧhu 45 simbulz and ŧhair nāmz ēzilē.  Ŧhu nāmz ar ŧhu sowndz wē māk too spēk werd elements and blend ŧhem intoo werdz.  ŦHat iz, /a/ az in /hat/, /b/ az in /bat/, /ch/ az in /chum/ ..., not ŧhair alfubet leter nāmes ("ay," "bee," "cee" ...).  Mōst children lern ŧhem az ēzilē az ŧhā now lern too rekognīz and sā ŧhu alfubet, perhaps ēzēer. Alfubetikal orderiŋ uv fōnemik kairikterz iz not important at ŧhis stāj uv ŧhair lerniŋ.

U sekund mājer advantāj uv fōnemik txt iz ŧhat children bēgin rēdiŋ az soon az ŧhā kan rekognīz and nām ŧhu kairukterz and start xpearimentiŋ.  Unlīk alfubetik txt (hwich rēkwīerz children too memorīz evrē werd az u hōl), awl fōnemik werdz kan bē sownded owt element-bī-element.  Menē children figyer ŧhis owt on ŧhair own bēfor utendiŋ skool. With help frum ħair tēcherz, ŧhu rest wil kach up in ŧhu ferst fū wēks uv klasez.

 

 

 

This example is a poem first grade teachers often read aloud to their classes because spelled text is too hard for most of the children.  However, all will find this AKSES version easy to read before they leave first grade.

Mī Shadō

by

Robert Louis Stevenson

Ī hav u litul shadō ŧhat gōz in and owt with mē,

And hwut kan bē ŧhu ūs uv him iz mor ŧhan Ī kan sē.

Hē iz vairē, vairē līk mē frum ŧhu hēlz up too ŧhu hed;

And Ī sē him jump bēfor mē, hwen Ī jump intoo mī bed.

 

Ŧhu funēest ŧhiŋ ubowt him iz ŧhu wā hē līks too grō--

Not at awl līk proper children, hwich iz awlwāz vairē slō;

For hē sumtīmz shoots up tawler līk an indēu-ruber bawl,

And hē sumtīmz gets sō litul ŧhat ŧhair'z nun uv him at awl.

 

Hē hazen't got u nōshun uv how children ot too plā,

And kan ōnlē māk u fool uv mē in evrē sort uv wā.

Hē stāz sō klos bēhind mē, hē'z u kowerd Ū kan sē;

Ī'd ŧhiŋk shām too stik too nersē az ŧhat shadō stiks too mē.

 

1 morniŋ, vairē erlē, bēfor ŧhu sun wuz up,

Ī rōz and fownd ŧhu shīniŋ doo on evrē buterkup;

But mī lāzē litul shadō, līk an airent slēpē-hed,

Had stād at hōm bēhīnd mē and wuz fast uslēp in bed.

 

 

 

This final example is a familiar classic of American literature:

Lincoln's Udres at Gettysburg, 1863

        4 skor and 7 yearz ugō, owr foŧherz brot forth on ŧhis kontinent u noo nāshun, konsēvd in libertē and dedikāted too ŧhu propōzishun ŧhat awl men ar krēāted ēkwul.

        Now wē ar engājd in u grāt sivil wor, testiŋ hweŧher ŧhat nāshun or enē nāshun sō konsēvd and sō dedikāed kan loŋ endoor. Wē ar met on u grāt batul fēld uv ŧhat wor. Wē hav kum too dedikāt u porshun uv ŧhat fēld, az u fīnal restiŋ-plās for ŧhōz hoo hear gāv ŧhair līvz ŧhat ŧhat nāshun mīt liv. It iz awltoogeŧher fitiŋ and proper ŧhat wē shuud doo ŧhis.

        But in u larjer sens, wē kan not dedikāt--wē kan not konsēkrāt--wē kan not halō--ŧhis grownd. ŦHu brāv men, liviŋ and ded, hoo strugeld hear, hav konsēkrāted it, far ubuv owr poor power to ad or dētrakt. ŦHu werld wil litul nōt, nor loŋ rēmember hwut wē sā hear, but it kan never forget hwut ŧhā did hear. It iz for us ŧhu liviŋ, raŧher, too bē dedikāted hear too ŧhu unfinished werk hwich ŧhā hoo fot hear hav ŧhus far sō nōblē advanst. It is raŧher for us too bē hear dedikāted too ŧhu grāt task rēmāniŋ bēfor us--ŧhat frum ŧhēz onerd ded wē tāk inkrēst dēvōshun too ŧhat kawz for hwich ŧhā gāv ŧhu last fuul mezher uv dēvōshun--ŧhat wē hear hīlē rēzolv ŧhat ŧhēz ded shal not hav dīd in vān--ŧhat ŧhis nāshun, under god, shal hav u noo berth uv frēdom--and ŧhat government uv ŧhu pēpul, bī ŧhu pēpul, and for ŧhu pēpul, shal not pairish frum ŧhu erth.

 

Edited 10/13/07  J. H. Kanzelmeyer (Tīpōz corekted 5/16/12  JHK)