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This weeks questions are very hard for me to answer, at least, I suspect, in the manner intended by the questioner.

1) What was your first word?
I have absolutely no idea. I am told that most children's first word is something along the lines of "ma" or "ma ma", so I imagine it was that. Like most married women of the time, my mother didn't go out to work, so sheer familiarity would suggest that is more likely than "da da".

2) How old were you?
How old are children when they start to talk? I have no experience.

3) Who heard you say it?
I would imagine it was my mother, or my older brother. Maybe I was alone. That raises an interesting question - is a child's first word actually a word, if there is no adult present to recognise it? Does a tree falling in the forest make a sound if there are no ears in the vicinity to hear it?

4) Did you have trouble pronouncing any words as a kid?
I don't remember having any problems. I don't remember ever having a lisp or anything like that.

5) Are there any words you consistently mispronounce today?
I had to think about this one. And the final conclusion is 'no'. Like most people, if I am not sure of the pronunciation of a word, I can usually find an alternative way of saying what I want to say.

So that is this week's five. And now, given the time, I suppose I'd better go and start doing off-line things. Happy Saturday people.

Date: 2017-03-11 01:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] kazzy-cee.livejournal.com
They are quite an odd set of questions really aren't they. I like your answer to #3

Date: 2017-03-12 10:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thismaz.livejournal.com
So far I have found the questions to be a good reminder of how varied are different peoples' experiences and interests - otherwise they would not assume the questions could be answered in the positive *g*
And that has value too.

Thanks.

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