ggh wrote:SWO Crash wrote:We called our daughter "Bug" or "Bean" before she was born, and now my wife calls her "Love Bug" and I call her "Sweet Pea." Which, naturally, leads to the melding of names to create "Sweet Bug".
Ha - funny. One of the other endearments I alluded to, but didn't want to mention, was "Little Bug."Jonas79 wrote:But, does New Zealand English have tripthongs? hides
Yeah, I'm terrified of that whole discussion. Pinker's "The Language Instinct" is my main breastfeeding reading material, and after I read that most people pronounce NPR beginning with M (and that that's natural and fine), I realized that I have no idea what sounds are actually coming out of my mouth. Worse, I wondered if thinking about the sounds of speech could evenually jeopardize my ability to understand it. Wonderful book btw.
I hope BlitzGirl is doing okay. I wonder if these pages might go a bit nuts in the next dozen newpics.
I think that pronouncing sounds the way you think you are is facultative so long as you understand the meaning of what is being said.
why yes, I did learn a new word today.
Edit: what's Megan doing now? packing the castle?