This is Mayken from Paris, France and I have a question for you both:
Do you think your Dad is a bit crazy?
No, wait, that was not my real question.
Here's my real question:
My daughter is bilingual German-French. She has two given names: a German one and a French one. If you could choose your own English name, one that would be on your passports and everything, what would you choose (and why)?
Oh, and I think it's a great idea that you let us ask you questions! I hope you have fun with them.
Roy: Yes! When I come home from school, he jumps on me!
[Adam's note: I've even been known to lie in wait, outside our house, and surprise them with a squirt gun when they return. ]
If you could choose your own English name, one that would be on your passports and everything, what would you choose (and why)?
Roy: Albert, because it's my Grandpa's name!
Lulu: I would choose Lulu because you only repeat the same sound twice.
[Adam's note: Mayken's question is related to the fact that Lulu and Roy aren't their real names. But since my daughter likes the name Lulu, this is the name she would choose for herself!]
Thank you for your questions, Mayken!
Adam Beck is the founder of Bilingual Monkeys and The Bilingual Zoo, and the author of the popular non-fiction book Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability amzn.to/22XKuCt and the humorous novel How I Lost My Ear amzn.to/2EsjVRS, both available worldwide.
Amy: And to all other fellow zookeepers of course!
Nov 4, 2018 18:13:28 GMT 9
Wojtek: Yesterday my daughter used a Polish word in an English sentence. From time to time she does it (don't know if I should be happy about that), but anyway what was amusing about that, she said it with an English accent!
Nov 5, 2018 18:23:45 GMT 9
Wojtek: I feel the English accent in our monolingual family has seemed to be something unreachable but in that mixed sentence, I heard the difference. It surprised me slightly.
Nov 5, 2018 18:23:55 GMT 9
Amy: So cute Wojtek! And such a lovely piece of news!
Nov 7, 2018 6:29:36 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Nice Wojtek! Give that little girl a big hug from Uncle Adam!
Nov 7, 2018 10:16:33 GMT 9
Amy: Beautiful pictures Adam! The serenity of the place transpired in every pic. Thank you for sharing them
Nov 11, 2018 21:58:40 GMT 9
Mayken: Adam Beck, Amy, she got a lot of ml exposure but there's only so many times I can watch a Bibi & Tina DVD. Glad she's back at school today.
Nov 13, 2018 0:16:03 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter's school had the annual lantern pageant yesterday. It always moves me to tears when I see the kids stand and belt out the songs in our ml. This year, the ml kids also recited a short poem on St Martin.
Nov 25, 2018 3:34:49 GMT 9