A new way of writing an old Bible passage

''K Lord z mai shep;rd; ai shxl nat want. Hj myc;k mj t lai daon in grjn pxschrz; hj ljd;k mj bjsaid k stil wautrz. Hj rjstor;k mai sol; hj ljd;k mj ink pxkz v raich;sn;s f hiz nym'z syc. Iy, ko ai wauc kru k vxlj vk shxdo v dek, ai wil fjr no jvl: f kao art w mj; kai rad nd kai stxf ky cqmf;rt mj. Kao prjper;st q tybl bjfor mj ink prez;ns v main en;mjz: kao ;noint;st mai hed w oil; mai cqp rqn;k ovr. Shurlj gwdn;s nd m'rsj shxl falo mj aul k dyz v mai laif, nd ai wil dwel ink haos vk Lord f evr.''

Language reformer John TeWinkel has rendered the King James Version of the 23 rd Psalm in his phonetics system, called Spelwel.

Some hints for translating this verse: k is pronounced as ''th,'' x EQUALS short ''a,'' q EQUALS short ''u,'' j EQUALS long ''e,'' y EQUALS long ''a.'' W is used as a consonant, but as a vowel it equals ''oo'' as in ''good.'' Semicolons, besides being a punctation mark, also represent the ''schwa'' sound. An apostrophe before an r indicates an accented syllable. Complex vowels, or diphthongs, are spelled this way: the long ''i'' in ''life'' becomes ''laif,'' ''thou'' is ''kao,'' and the word ''yea'' is spelled ''iy.''

Some letters represent whole words: z EQUALS ''is,'' f EQUALS ''for,'' w EQUALS ''with,'' nd EQUALS ''and,'' t EQUALS ''to,'' and v EQUALS ''of.'' And certain frequently paired words, such as ''in the'' and ''of the'' are combined into one word.

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