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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Likable or "Leg"ible

Because of her enunciation Kayla's speech sometimes takes some deciphering to figure out what she is saying. Thankfully she is usually able to describe it with other words, or point to an object, or act it out so we finally get that 'a ha!' moment.

We had just such a moment the other day when I picked her up from school.

I told her she had some homework/studying to do of her vocabulary words and said, "You know your list? Like 'visible'?"

Kayla, "Yeah I know that."

Me, "This week your words all end in either 'able' or 'ible' so we've got to study those."

K, "Lovable!"

M, "Yep, lovable, that's one of your words."

K, "And (insert word that I thought sounded like 'likable').

M, "Likable?"

K, "No, (repeats word that still sounds an awful lot like 'likable')"

M, "LIKE ABLE? Is that what you're saying?"

K, "No, (repeats word), you know? Like this?" - She lifts up her leg and rubs her hand on the side of it. "LEG" ible."

Me, busting out laughing because I get it now.

M, "OH! Kayla that's 'legible' - what your handwriting is not! It's not pronounced "LEG"ible! It's leh-gible""

K, "Ooooh!"

And then we both got a good laugh out of that.

She knew the word began with LEG and thought it was pronounced that way. It really was funny when she knew I was saying "likable" and she knew that wasn't the word she was saying so she pointed out her leg since she thought it had to do with 'leg'. Ha!


Adelaide Dupont said...


I end up putting an extra D in "legible" [with my mouth not my fingers]. So it's like things like "alleged"

And you and I have famously illegible handwriting.

I like the way you used context clues and parts of words to make this word.

I wonder what other -ible and -able words you are studying and using every day?

Bonita said...

Haha! That's cute! I'm glad she could laugh about it with you.