The Chinese squeaky-pen dog

The One Big Happy from 7/2: yet another episode in which Ruthie copes with unfamiliar vocabulary by assimilating it to familiar (but usually not mundane) vocabulary: (#1) Mom says Shar Pei, Ruthie says Sharpie: / šàrpé / vs / šárpi / (different accentual patterns; segmentally identical except for the /e/ vs. /i/ in the final … Continue reading The Chinese squeaky-pen dog