"It is translation that demonstrates most vividly the yearning for transformation that underlies every act involving speech, that supremely, human gift." ~H. Mathews
Listening to my child decipher the English language has to be one of the most fascinating things I have ever done. In through her ears she hears how a word is pronounced and out her mouth comes a whole another word.
It's really quite entertaining and adorable at the same time.
Here are just a few of Riley's translation on some words:
-or peanut butter. A peanut based paste applied to bread or sandwiches. Or to Riley, anything that has a similar texture: sour cream, whipped cream, butter.......its all heeba butter.
-or music. Riley...."Mommy? could you turn on some woosic?" me: "Sure! What do you want to listen to?" Riley....."Bob." (Bob as in The Tomato from VeggieTales)
or tiger. A wild, African animal with stripes. We were parked on a ferry and I hear my daughter shouting: "Loooooook, Mommy! A kiger!! A kiger!" Sure enough, this man next to us had a leopard print chair cover in his car. A kiger.
or Dumbo. The elephant in the 1941 Disney cartoon. Or really any elephant she sees. They are all Gumbo's.
or strawberries. The red, delicious berry. I guess they are small......like babies? Not to sure on this one. 'A' for effort in my book, Riley!
or chips. Deep fried or baked potato slices, prepackaged in a bag. She loves these things! If fruit snacks are the fuel for Riley's body, I think it's the oil in kwips keeps her motor running.
Please share in the comments any adorable word translations your little one has.... in his/her words.......I would love to hear!