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mispronounciation i love too much to correct

post #1 of 160
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does anyone else do this? my daughter is 4 and an excellent speaker. i have always spoken to her like an adult, well i explain things to her like a child, but i use "big words" regularly and i usually help her to pronounce them correctly.

with a few exceptions. she says yellow LELLOW and i just adore it too much to correct it. i guess it slipped in sorta under my radar since it was such a basic word and i never got around to correcting it once i did notice, since i think it is just so cute.

i guess i will have to tell her sooner or later that the word is like "YELL" O. but then i won't ever hear LELLOW again, and right now i think i'm hanging onto her "babyhood" what's left of it through the LELLOW.
post #2 of 160
Aminals. It always makes me smile. Oh and his new wrong word is Invitamins-as in "mommy try this banana it has lots of invitamins"
post #3 of 160
Just so you know, correcting doesn't mean you won't ever hear it again. DD used to say sammich, instead of sandwich, she was corrected and said it properly for a while but now she just prefers sammich.

Also our whole family calls grilled cheese, girled cheese. So DD calls them girled cheese sammiches.
post #4 of 160
I love some of the mis-pronunciations!

DS calls spaghetti "sca-betty". Napkins are "map-kims". Carpet is "car-fit".

My favorite was when he was 2.5 and he called sandwiches "trainitches". He could say "sand", and "which", but together it was always "trainitch"!
post #5 of 160
I love when DS say's "Iroplane"

I second about still hearing mispronounced words well into and past childhood.

In our family we have eggs Benedict with "holidays" sauce My sister who is 34 now used to call hollandaise sauce holiday sauce which made sense cause we only had it on Christmas morning
post #6 of 160
I love this thread. We get Ska-Betty at our house too. I love it. Sounds like the name of a cool girl band.

We also have the bilingual thing happening at our house so we get a lot of funny mixtures like if he is chasing me he says, "I'm gonna tramp you mommy!"

And when he is explaining what things are made of he says It's "heched of wood" for example..because made is hecho en Spanish...so cute.
post #7 of 160
We have pancakes with "sturrup" here.
post #8 of 160
DD used to say "HOS-DI-BLE" for hospital! We loved it!

My niece says "I Lellow You" instead of "I love you". I adore that too!
post #9 of 160
We have interrupting volcanoes here! And they do sort of interrupt what's going on, right?
post #10 of 160
We have a "commuter" rather than a "computer". No amount of correction has changed DS pronunciation.
post #11 of 160
my favorite that I can think of at the moment is "fahmote" for the tv remote that is always lost. we don't tend to correct, we just speak correctly ourselves. Some of the mispronouciations are due to difficulty with that speach combination and others are just mix ups, either way, they will generally correct themselves eventually.

oh, they also love eating on their table "maps" (instead of mats) - although that one is pretty confusing since several of the mats are maps...
post #12 of 160
Thread Starter 
oh yes, computer here is PIGGER. i love that one too.
post #13 of 160
Ds used to say sister as "difter." Cutest thing ever!
post #14 of 160
My DS1, who's now 8 and otherwise speaks correctly, still says 'fighter-fighter' instead of firefighter. No one else notices it but DH and I, and I think it's HILARIOUS and so cute. He's said it since forever, I don't intend to correct him.
post #15 of 160
Well I don't correct mispronuncations. I say words correctly and if they can't, well so what? My now 8 year old still calls mohawks, mohogs. I have no idea why but I seriously doubt he'll be doing it at 30.

My 4 year old pronounces a few words wrong. He has a hard time with l's, but he can say lick perfectly. My current favorite of his is mayonaise. He says it mannies.
post #16 of 160
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Originally Posted by hakeber View Post
I love this thread. We get Ska-Betty at our house too. I love it. Sounds like the name of a cool girl band.

We also have the bilingual thing happening at our house so we get a lot of funny mixtures like if he is chasing me he says, "I'm gonna tramp you mommy!"

And when he is explaining what things are made of he says It's "heched of wood" for example..because made is hecho en Spanish...so cute.
lol @ heched of wood" we are bilingual too and i love when my dd mixes the languages.

my dd says "killabutter" for caterpillar, and she calls anything snake/worm like a "slerm"

i know there are a few more but i cant think of any...
post #17 of 160
We are also bilingual, so a lot of english words with danish grammar. Like one house, two houser, many houserne....

Tour de France is on right now. We were watching the race today, voting for Andy Schleck. My DS could not pronounce his name, kept calling him Candy Slik. (Slik in danish means candy, so basically he is calling him candy candy )

Of course as the foreigner, there are words I can not pronounce, where DS and DD correct me. Like hyldeblomstsaft, I just can't manage it.
post #18 of 160
I don't ever correct DS's pronunciation. It's been improving on its own as he gets older.
post #19 of 160
My kids know the proper terms for genitalia. But when my dd was around 3 she would call a vagina a "vaChina". One day one the news they were talking about China and she yelled at the tv "it's called a vaCHINA)!

Up until he was around 6 my youngest (ds) liked to play his "ah-med-ica" (harmonica). I always gave my DH & dd the evil eye when they tried to correct ds's pronunciation. I miss the funny way he used to say things like "rubberbot" (robot). They grow up so fast!
post #20 of 160
lay-yoh (yellow)

hangaber (hamburger)

stirsty (thirsty)

wanna-dees (vitamins - I said "one of these" and it stuck)

overhauls (overalls)

emilade (lemonade)

We don't correct...they are too cute and they will fade on their own soon enough.

I love reading all of these ! Too cute !
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