The Mezzo Mongoose (miss_next) wrote in linguaphiles,
The Mezzo Mongoose
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Small child logic

My little niece L, who is two on Wednesday, has such well-developed language skills that her other aunt (we are three sisters) suggested to her mum that she tried her with the wug test. So her mum drew a wug, and explained to L, as you do, "This is a wug."

L looked mildly bemused, but she nodded dutifully. Her mum then drew another one next to it, and said, "Here's another wug. One wug, two...?"

And L rolled her eyes at this ridiculously simple question, looked straight at her mum, and replied: "Three, four, five..."

:-)
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