Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Correcting Our English

Martin is already correcting our English pronunciation!

The other day at a birthday party I had to translate some instructions to him while he was participating in a circle time led by an instructor. So, I felt a bit guilty for not exposing him to English more and not teaching him English at all.

However, every time his Dad says Woody (the character from Toy Story), Martin is passionately correcting him by saying it with the American D-rolling-to-R sound. And when he gets this rolling D sound, then Martin is not happy with his long WU sound, but corrects it to a shorter WU sound. But what amazes me here is that Martin notices we speak with an accent!!!

I just hope he grows up like the rest of the Americans that think foreign accents are cool... And not be ashamed of us one day!

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