Monday, 18 January 2010

Multi-lingual Words

Much like BK1 mixes words from different languages in one sentence, BK2 has started to create words by mixing words from different languages. Her most used two are:

The moon is "luned" from the French "lune" and the German "Mond".

And "upstairs" is "fuch" (pronounced "foo" with the German "ch" sound at the end), from Arabic "fouk" and German "hoch".

I wonder how her language skills will evolve now that she starts getting into it seriously. Here's looking forward to the next months!

2 comments:

  1. Fascinating! I think Griffin (age 2) occasionally does this too. The clear example that comes to mind is "oooors" plus a person's name, which is an amalgam of "Where is...?" and the French "Ou est...?"

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  2. Thanks for your comment Sarah. Funny the combinations they come up with! Clearly language is a big area in the brains of these tots.

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