Monday, February 6, 2012

Verbal skills

On the way to church yesterday morning, Josiah was reading street signs.

"Garden Grove"
"Knott State" (abbreviated as St.)

M: "Street"
J: "oh, street"
M: "How did you know the K is silent?:
J: "Because it doesn't make sense."
M: "Yeah, it doesn't make sense."
J: "And because I've seen Knott's Berry Farm before."
M: "Oh yeah!"

The English language is quite strange indeed.  Why do we have silent K's?  Ludicrous!

Here's a happy scene from today.  We're babysitting Brandon and his cousins introduced him to Hungry, Hungry, Hippos!  Now back to homeschooling #1 while the younger 3 nap!

And here is little Judah, blocking out the light with his "pay-pay" and finally falling asleep!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Michelle! Catching up with you... :) By the way, we have silent Ks in English because they are remnants of the old German our language broke off of. In German, they still pronounce the Ks, as in the work 'Knee.' In German, it is spelled the same way, but pronounced "k-nay." Strange but true. You can tell Josiah that we can all blame the Germans. ;) Lots of people think that English is a derivative of Latin, but it's because the French invaded England in the 1300s and a bunch of French words were borrowed into the language. But the home-life words are all German based, like Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Milk, Bread, Cheese, Butter, Light, etc.

    LOL You threw the question out there! :) Have a great day!