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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 of
> from what I've read, but the languages are distantly related - I wonder if
> 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 without 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. Dan Sulani ------------------------------- likehsna rtem zuv tikuhnuh auag inuvuz vaka'a. A word is an awesome thing.