Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Let F=P and L=R (or W)

My youngest has some speech articulation errors typical for his age. For example, all F sounds in middle or ending positions are pronounced as P. So he eats "wapples" for breakfast and if I climb so much as a stepstool, he reminds me to "Be carepul!"

His other primary error is replacing L sounds, especially in the initial position or consonant blends, with W or R. This means that everytime a Laurie Berkner song comes to an end, he says enthusiastically, "Time to crap, Momma!"

1. An expression of warm approval: acclaim, acclamation, applause.
2. Approval expressed by clapping: applause, hand, ovation.

He just loves "Waurie".