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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. Due Thursday 17 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