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Make a phonetic transcription of the following prose passage. Transcribe your own speech as you would naturally read this text. Use the phonetic symbols I've taught you. It might be helpful to consult this website on British and American vowels. Due Thursday 21 December.
I am stuffed into the cylinder prone, like a cartridge in a gun. Straddling me so he can sit upright and see out the multiple port-lights of the turret is pilot Chris Ijames, a partner in Delta Oceanographics, the company that charters this world-roaming sub to treasure hunters, documentary filmmakers and scientists.
From John Balzar, "An Exotic Undersea Census," Los Angeles Times 6 December 2000