Thursday, August 13, 2009



Following close on the heels of Georgia's last monster creation, Pamobe, last night at dinner Georgia drew yet another monster on the back of the menu, and then wrote a string of random letters at the top as its "name."

Behold, Befghis!

What's fascinating is that, while she's only just now learning to read and write, whenver Georgia generates one of these "letter salads" of random characters, they nearly always follow the standard morphology of words in the English language (that is, there's never a long string of consonants or just a jumble of vowels, or a mispronouncable juxtupostion of q's and x's or something). It's interesting to consider how much kids pick up about those kinds of rules just from seeing words over and over again, even if they don't yet know how to decode the meaning every time.


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