Thursday, May 8, 2008

I want Schportschuhe for the Schportplatz from Aldi

This morning our 7 year old daughter Hannah said something pretty funny in a German-English (Denglisch) mixed up sort of way. She said two of the words in German and the rest in English. And the great thing about the German words is that they are normally spelled the same as the English words, just pronounced differently.

Proper English (I think, I have my own issues with English of course):
"I want the tennis shoes from Aldi for outdoor gym."

Our Hannah's English:
Spelled with German pronunciation hints:
"I want the Schportschuhe for the Schportplatz from Aldi."

Spelled properly:
"I want the Sportschuhe for the Sportplatz from Aldi."

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