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(1924) [MARC] Author: Robert Eugen Zachrisson - Tema: Textbooks for schools
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forget to switch off the electric
light before you go out of the
room. It is getting so dark,
we must turn on the light.
Always wipe your feet on
the mat, before you enter the
hall. There is a knock at the
door (a ring at the bell). Tell
the maid to open the door.
fåg’et té sw’itsj ’åhf dhi il’ektrik
rait bifall jo g’åo ’aut ĕv dhĕ
r’om. It iz geting såo d’ahk,
wi mest t’öhn ’ån dhĕ rait.
’Åhlwiz w’aip jå f iht ån dhĕ
m’ät, bif’åh jo ’entĕ dhĕ h’åhl.
Dhäĕr iz ĕ n’åk ĕt dhĕ d’åh
(ĕ r’ing ĕt dhĕ b’el). T’el dhĕ
m’eid to ’åopĕn dhĕ d’åh.
19. A Witty Answer.
A navvy entered a railway
carriage and såt down opposite
a very affected and over-dressed
young gentleman, who was
nursing a small dog of a very
peculiar breed. The navvy
watched the dog for some
time, then leant across, and
said: »Excuse me, governor,
but what sort of a dog is that?»
The »nut» replied: »My dear
fellow, I don’t know you; I
have not been introduced to
you, and I don’t wish to speak
to you!» The navvy leant back
in his seat again, looking very
subdued, but after a time he
could not restrain his curiosity.
»It isn’t much to ask, governor,»
he said; »I’m a dog fancier
myself. You might tell me
the breed of the animal. »Well,
if you must know,» said the
exquisite youth, »it’s a cross
between a navvy and a monkey!»
»Oh!» replied-the navvy quick
19. E w’iti ’ahnsé.
E n’ävi ’entĕd ĕ r’eilwei
käridzj ĕn s’ät d’aun ’åpåzit ĕ
v’eri ĕf’ektid ĕnd ’åovĕdrest
j’ang dzj’entlmĕn, ho wåz
n’öhsing ĕ sm’åhl d’åg ĕv e v’eri
pik’johliĕ br’ihd. Dhĕ n’ävi
w’åtsjt dhĕ d’åg få s’am t’aim,
dhĕn l’ent ĕkr’åhs, ĕn s’ed:
Ikskj’ohz mi, g’avĕnĕ, bet w’åt
sånt ĕv ĕ d’åg iz dh’ät? Dhĕ
n’åt ripl’aid: Mai diĕ fela, ai
d’åont n’åo jo; ai hĕv n’åt
bin intrådj’ohst tĕ jo, ĕnd ai
d’åont w’isj tĕ Sp’ihk tĕ jo!
Dhĕ n’ävi l’ent b’äk in hiz
s’iht ĕg’en, l’oking veri
sĕb-dj’ohd, bet ahftĕr ĕ t’aim hi kud
n’åt ristr’ein hiz kjoĕri’åsiti.
It ’iznt m’atsj to ’ahsk, g’avĕnĕ,
hi sed; aim ĕ d’åg fänsiĕ
mais’elf. Jo m’ait tel mi dhĕ
br’ihd ĕv dhi ’änimĕl. W’el, if
jo m’ast n’åo, sed dhi
’eks-kwizit j’ohth, its ĕ kr’åhs
bjtw’ihn ĕ n’ävi ĕnd ĕ m’angki.
’Åo, ripl’aid dhĕ n’ävi, kw’ik

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