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Tales from Speech Therapy

SPIRIT

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So this one kid I'm working with is 9.  He has a lot of difficulty saying vocalic /r/ (e.g. car, stir, bear, deer, etc.), but we've made some big strides in the last few months.  He's also a major bookworm.  Magic Treehouse, Minecraft novelizations... if you think a nine year old would read it, he's read it.  Often we'll read passages from his favourite books and practice some good vocalic /r/ sounds.  Today, to my surprise, he's waiting for me on the stairs clutching a familiar red book...

 

 

Yes, friends, it was none other than BIONICLE Adventures #10: Time Trap

 

 

Kid: Yeah, I really like this book.  You're probably going to think some of the characters have really weird names.

Me: 4_parallel_universes_ahead_of_you.png

 

So the legend of Bionicle isn't quite dead yet, folks.



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[ðɪs wɔrmz maɪ hɑrt]. Literally just re-read that one, not even two weeks ago.  

Also, any tips on how to pronounce the word 'rural'? (and 'fifths' and 'Worcestershire')

...asking for a friend.

 

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1 hour ago, Aderia said:

[ðɪs wɔrmz maɪ hɑrt]. Literally just re-read that one, not even two weeks ago.  

Also, any tips on how to pronounce the word 'rural'? (and 'fifths' and 'Worcestershire')

...asking for a friend.

 

Rural: Ruhr ruhl — say it with two Rs in the middle.  Flows off the tongue better.

Fifths: Don’t pronounce the second F.  Waste of time because it has the exact same placement as TH and no one can hear the difference if you say “fiths”

Worcestershire: Say it with flourish.  “Fhqwhgads”.

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I love when I see these kinds of stories and also wish they would happen to me from time to time.

On 12/17/2019 at 1:17 AM, SPIRIT said:

Worcestershire: Say it with flourish.  “Fhqwhgads”.

Fooboomagoo!

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