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Friday, February 22, 2008


I just wanted to make note of the cute way my daughter pronounces some words.  A year ago, Eliza used to call coffee "cokie" and I knew when she pronounced it correctly, I'd be very sad.  C, a huge coffee drinker, used to laugh and wonder if she'd go to pre-school and say "My daddy does a lot of cokie."  She says coffee pretty well now so let me mark a few words before they go by way of  the cokie.

"comPOOter"  just the cutest word ever.
"swippers"  Eliza still can't say the letter L so most words with an L-sound have a W for now.
"chocquat"  she used to say "chocket."  I miss that one too.
"cooter" I'm afraid this word is pronounced correctly and by admitting she says this, I'm letting you know how politically incorrect I am.  Sorry, she sounds much cuter saying this word and pointing to the body part in question that she would saying the clinical term.
"Moms" lately she's been saying this instead of "Mama" or "Mommy."
"Grachel" this in reference to my friend's daughter Rachel.
"Wibby" this in reference to her cousin "Libby," also named Elizabeth (bet you didn't know that about Eliza)
"moobie" Vs are another letter Eliza hasn't gotten just right yet.  I couldn't say them either. Apparently, when I was little, for whatever reason, I wanted to run away.  I said something along the lines of, "I'm taking my new glubs (gloves) and my Billy brudder (brother)." Then I ordered my mother to get in the car and drive me to Grandma's.  I've heard this story all my life, certainly well before I gave birth to my daughter.

Eliza says "glubs" for now.  Now, if only she'd wear them.

1 comment:

heiresschild said...

i love to hear little children mis-pronouce words. they do sound so cute.