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unfortunate missing consonants

Josie: I went to preschool today and we learned about tights!
Me: Tights? Like tights you wear?
Josie: No, I said tights!
Me: Uhm... what did you learn about them?
Josie: You a tie string on them and they fly in the air!
Me: Oh! Kites!

We have got to work on this kid's pronunciation... especially on stuff like this. You should see the looks she gets from people when she tries to say she loves kitties.


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Apr. 9th, 2014 01:38 pm (UTC)
My kids say they like to watch "peep shows."

They mean episodes of "Peep and the Big Wide World"
Apr. 9th, 2014 02:29 pm (UTC)
My son is only 2, but his favourite word is "cock". It means sock, truck, and clock. Him loudly yelling "COOOCCCKK" is getting a bit old...
Apr. 9th, 2014 05:22 pm (UTC)
Gwen learned "fertig" (German for "finished") at daycare, and transposed the last two consonants. As a result, you can often hear her crying "fuckit" when she's done with something.
Apr. 9th, 2014 05:26 pm (UTC)
LOL, I'd be like "I feel ya gwen me too!"
Apr. 9th, 2014 05:31 pm (UTC)
Yup, exactly. I have a feeling that "fertig" is going to be an in-joke in our family for years to come.
Apr. 9th, 2014 04:27 pm (UTC)
You should see the looks she gets from people when she tries to say she loves kitties.

I may have choked on my coffee a little at that one. :)
Apr. 9th, 2014 05:20 pm (UTC)
We have coasters scattered around the house for protecting wood surfaces from beverage containers; Gwen has noticed them and now regularly asks for a "toaster" to put her cup on.
Apr. 10th, 2014 01:29 am (UTC)
Hahah, like when Erika says the word "beach" like "bitch"??!
Apr. 10th, 2014 06:00 am (UTC)
I learned about this in linguistics! Children are mimicking the sounds they hear, but don't have just the right mouth shape, so they hear what they're trying to say, and when we correct them, they get frustrated at the disconnect.

ti is a tongue flap against the front of the roof of your mouth with the tip of your tongue, and ki is a tongue flap in the middle or back of the roof of your mouth with the mid tongue, so she's flapping, just off about half an inch or so
Apr. 16th, 2014 01:04 pm (UTC)
This is super interesting :)
Apr. 11th, 2014 05:42 am (UTC)
Hey! I actually know this! When repeating the correct word back to her, make a hand motion pointing/touching the throat. Most kids get it right away that the sound is supposed to come from there, not the teeth, once you show them. The SPL therapist where I work taught me that when my kiddo kept mixing his consonants.
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