Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Audrey's exposed to French via her friend Fancy Nancy, who loves to throw around the merci's and the ooh-la-la's. That's French right?
She also loves Tasty Time with ZeFronk on Disney Junior. ZeFronk is a French chef who also appears to be a dachshund. He doesn't so much drop French words as just have a really exaggerated accent. He's always being bothered by his neighbor, a uni-browed cat named Dom who wears a track suit and looks and sounds like Ernest Borgnine. Audrey was beyond amused to find out that one of her new classmates was named Dom. She went right up to him the first day and said "Dom! You see-ly cat!"
One time weeks went by before I realized that Audrey had her DSi set to Spanish. It's one thing if she hears foreign language words from TV shows. Then at least she knows the correct pronunciation and I can decipher what she's on about. But seeing them in writing -- on the DSi or in the Fancy Nancy books -- leads to some interesting misunderstandings.
I was wondering why she kept talking about "a spaniel", until I realized that the DSi shows the language selection as "Espanol". And when I started hearing "Oy, oy" coming from the back seat as she played, it took me a while to figure out that she had changed it to French and this was how she was pronouncing "Oui oui".
Posted by Lynn at 6:29 AM