Re: OT: Speech Therapy (was Re: Re: Slightly OT: French as a second language)
|From:||Dan Sulani <dnsulani@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 30, 2001, 10:55|
On 30 Nov, Josh Roth wrote:
> Wowzers. You're making me want to be an Israeli speech therapist!
Either that, or making you hungry! ;-)
(That's ok. It did that to me! :-) )
You'd be suprised at what can constitute speech practice!
I once spent a number of therapy sessions discussing
the finer points of surfing with a kid who was one of our local
top competitors in the sport's youth division!
> what it's like for an Ethiopian learning Hebrew - very difficult ofcourse,
> from what I've read, but the languages are distantly related - I wonder ifit
> helps even a little bit.
I don't know --- I, myself, haven't seen much deviation, either way,
from the expected:
young Ethiopian children pick up the lang quickly and end up speaking it
accents; the older a person starts, the harder it usually is (unless one has
a talent for languages). It can also depend upon how a person is taught
(or if taught at all!) and what daily exposure they have to the new lang and
what need they have to use it.
likehsna rtem zuv tikuhnuh auag inuvuz vaka'a.
A word is an awesome thing.