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January 28th, 2009


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09:50 pm - Random question
Okay, this is to anyone who has spent time around kids of the age to start losing their baby teeth.

Do you remember what they sound like without front teeth? (or without more than that? LOL.) Which sounds have to get dropped, and which ones change?

This is for a fic with kids in it.
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From:kalquessa
Date:January 29th, 2009 06:05 am (UTC)
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notably the dental consonants, of course, because...well, they're the dentals. I don't think there's any change to the vowels, and the labials should remain unchanged for the most part. The "F" and "V" sounds are harder because normally they're made with the front teeth on the bottom lip.

That's what I can remember from something I read about language and children a million years ago, but I don't really have any concrete detail on how they sound when they're trying to mak those sounds and failing.
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 29th, 2009 06:07 am (UTC)
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*wikis dental consonants*
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From:kalquessa
Date:January 29th, 2009 06:11 am (UTC)
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Fic with kids! Fic with kids! *bounces up and down impatiently*

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From:izhilzha
Date:January 29th, 2009 06:19 am (UTC)
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Shoot, dialect is hard, especially since I seriously can't remember the most likely sound to be dropped/altered. *glares at fic*
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From:kalquessa
Date:January 29th, 2009 06:22 am (UTC)
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I live in fear of dialect. I adore it when written by others (I'm a special fan of the Redwall moles) but it freaking hard to write.
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 29th, 2009 06:25 am (UTC)
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DUDE THE REDWALL MOLES! \o/ I luff them, as you might say, like pie. *g* Turnip'n'tater'n'beetroot'n'bean deeper'n'ever pie, in fact.

But they were the bane of my read-aloud existence as a teenager.
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From:kalquessa
Date:January 29th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
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Oh, see, I loved reading them aloud. I have no problem reading dialect that's written out for me, it's trying to turn dialect into something that's true to the sound but still readable that's hard.

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