Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Back translating

Stripy Amaia by PhylB
Stripy Amaia, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

As with her brother before her, Amaia has taken to back translating from Danish when expressing her likes and dislikes. If one of her siblings, say Charlotte, is annoying her she exclaims 'I just can't like you Yotsie!' If she's given dinner she disapproves of, she wails 'I can't like cold rice' and this morning when I made her put on her new stripy jumper, just to keep her cosy, Amaia, who is often somewhat reticent of change cried for five minutes 'I just can't like new clothes!'

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