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Charlotte does not enunciate well.  Heck, she's two and a half - no one expects perfect enunciation.

But there's one she really needs to fix.  NOW.  She's very excited about trucks.  But she can't make the "tr" sound at the beginning.  Instead it comes out like an "f."  So when she's jumping up and down saying "Truck!  Truck!  Truck!  Truck!"


I hope she gets that "tr" sound real soon...



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Apr. 10th, 2011 01:14 pm (UTC)
OMG, thank you for the laugh. I SO needed this, this morning...

BTW. My younger cousin, Aimee, used to have a similar problem with the word "Fox". My younger brother and I would go into giggle fits, trying to get her to say the word "Fox" whenever our parents and hers were not around....
Apr. 10th, 2011 03:55 pm (UTC)
she should
One of my cousins did the same for a little bit. Also had trouble with "th" (ie fink instead of think). The "F" to "T" sounds are merely a refinement of the palate, tongue & teeth combo as she gets older.
Apr. 10th, 2011 06:00 pm (UTC)
Re: she should
Pretty much what I figured. It was fascinating - all of a sudden one day she was able to make the hard "ck," and between one day and the next she was able to call Becket by his name - the previous day he'd been "Babet."

Ah, the joys of language acquisition...
Apr. 10th, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC)

Curious, can she get the "CH" sound? Those 2 "feel" linked in my brain.

Oh boy now I need a chocolate truffle.
Apr. 12th, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC)
I don't know - I'll have to pay attention.
Apr. 12th, 2011 01:49 pm (UTC)
I knew a girl with a speech impediment once, she was about 6. Her father's name was "Trucker."
Apr. 12th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. But at least to her, her father's name was "daddy." Most of the time.
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