RaindropS keep falling on my head...
JE had a pronounced lisp when she started talking. She'd say 'in-chide/out-chide/back-chide' for inside/outside/backside. She'd ask for 'chup' instead of soup and 'choy chosh' instead of soy sauce (not that she gets this one). It could be hard to understand her when she was making a sentence which happened to include a lot of the letter 'S'. Like, 'Thee chaw-chage ee chawty' for This sausage is salty.
When my father had a knee problem and had to inch slowly upstairs, she informed me, 'Jo Ern walk fah-fah, Ah Kong walk cho-cho' (JE walk fast-fast, Ah Kong walk slow-slow). And SE has been 'Chu Ern' since she was born!
It was hard to teach her new words when she couldn't differentiate 'S' from 'F' from 'CH'. So it's a good thing that her 'S's are in. They crept in slowly without us doing anything. Phew!
Big umbrella for big girlS
Ow.. it iS Stuck to my hair