Unu Mondo, Unu Lingvo, Sen Kulturo—Tennick Bolson SpecGram Vol CLXXI, No 3 Contents Quantum Mechanics for Linguists: Die Bauston Interpretation—Prof. Dr. Harold Twistenbaum
Measureless Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know
(because they aren’t actually true)

gathered at great personal risk of
psycholinguistic harm from actual student papers

by Madalena Cruz-Ferreira

This 47th collection of students’ pearls of wisdom, laboriously digitised from hand-written papers, demonstrates once again how students new to the study of language speculate about grammar after having imperfectly absorbed what their teachers think they have taught them.

Test QuestionChild Words

Below is a representative sample of one child’s first words:

  1. spaghetti [ˈɡeɡi]
  2. ready [ˈwedi]
  3. furry [ˈbʌbi]
  4. juice [dut]

Explain whether you find any of these child renditions remarkable or unexpected in any way.

Answers

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Unu Mondo, Unu Lingvo, Sen KulturoTennick Bolson
Quantum Mechanics for Linguists: Die Bauston InterpretationProf. Dr. Harold Twistenbaum
SpecGram Vol CLXXI, No 3 Contents