Sonny boy has always been pronouncing his words most funnily ( now I know he's not specially amusing, ALL kids do it, to a higher or lower extent)
It started when he was a toddler and could just lisp out the words,
Lorry was Rolly
Potato was Topato
Elephant was Ephilant
and so on...
It produced paroxysms of mirth from me, which the Acha sternly disapproved of.
He believed I should not be laughing at the child so.
But it was of no use, I was unable to resist being entertained by Sonny boy.
His vocabulary grew to include
and Mavaya (for that guy Mayavi who comes in Magic Pot)
It amazed me the way syllables that were not there so easily fell into place.
He was entirely comforbatle (in his own words) with his language. And I continued to enjoy him.
Until now, when he's learning his spellings, and learning to read.
and I realise-
that he THINKS of the words thus.
He spells hospital as h-o-s-T-i-p-a-l! The puh after hos just doesn't exist for him!
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