Monday, January 28, 2008
Last weekend while I was at work, Eve, matter-of-factly told Josh that she now knows how to speak Spanish.
"Really?" he asked with eyebrows raised.
Eve then sat on the chair and began to recite all the Spanish words she "knew". Having just learned how to twirl her tongue she assumed that when one is using this highly developed skill to speak, the twirling sound turns any English words into Spanish words. The placement of the sound doesn't matter and isn't confined to places where an "r" is present. Any old place will do just so long as the sound is used.
"dthrear means ear, haidthr means hair, dthreye means eye..." and so she went, sounding superior and almost bored, as though she couldn't believe Josh didn't already know these words.