Sunday, September 23, 2007


One thing Sonja told Martin earlier this week, holding a small wooden pig that Elsbeth+Lena+Tinu (Thanks!) gave her:
This is malinky schwingi.
Trilingual girl. "This is" is obviously english. "Malinky" is small in czech. "Schwinki" is pig in Martin's dialect (Schwein in german).

Most of the stuff that Sonja tells us is in English. Given that she really likes Dr Seuss, which really does need to be read in English (of which we only have Green Eggs and Ham; and Oh, the Places you'll go, but we read them multiple times per day); that together we speak in English; and that she did spend two years in daycare, it is not hard to understand why she does use mainly English words. Still, she does know words in the other languages, and knows how to use them, for example in the above sentence :)

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