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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 provided. It might be helpful to consult this website on British and American vowels. Due Wednesday 16 December.
Back from the house a vegetable garden ran, perhaps, seventy-five or one hundred feet; but to my childish fancy it was an endless territory. I can still recall the thrill of joy, excitement and wonder it gave me to go on an exploring expedition through it, to find the blackberries, both ripe and green, that grew along the edge of the fence.
From James Weldon Johnson, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, 1912.