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lawlya

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Re: Names in No. 6
« Reply #45 on: August 06, 2015, 10:24:54 am »
Okay, as promised, further information on the topic from friend who even wrote an essay about this :)

Children learn the vowel "a" first because they just have to open their mouth and let their voice do the rest.
After that comes the "i" because it's the vowel with the furthest contrast to "a".
Next is either "u" or "e"; that's individual.
Again, there wasn't a mention of "o" but I'd guess it's one of the last. German "", "" and "" follow much later.

The order is only dependent on the mothertongue if there are some of the vowels missing in the language altogether; they just aren't learned then.
Furthermore, children have a preference for their mothertongue when learning how to speak.
(Do you want all the phases of how babies learn to speak too? I guess it's not that relevant, huh?)

Up until year 3 it's perfectly fine to have problems with "s" and "sch" (in English probably "sh").

"z" and "ts" are rather often made into "ch" so it's reasonable that Shion would call little Nozomi Nechumi.

Okay, I'm done xD
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