My little daughter, Pinky I call her, is one year and five months now, noted to understand mother tongue and minority language both. Just yesterday, she was having her little comb in her hand, and I asked her to comb her hair, of course in the minority language, which is English. She started combing her hair. She of course cannot use the comb properly yet. A few minutes later, her six year old sister came and asked in mother tongue to comb sister's hair, which Pinky did. She follows my simple commands in minority language, and other commands from others in mother tongue. When she does not want her maids to be around her she says "go". I of course do not hear much of English words from her yet.
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