The Language Instinct

She spins in circles and says, “I’m getting busy!!” and laughs when she falls down.

She adds plural ending to words that are already plural: gloveses, shoeses, kidses.

She adds “ed” to verbs in current tense to make them past-tense: “It breaked,” “I eated.”

She sits in her wading pool, looks up at the trees blowing in the wind and says, “The trees are dancing.” She sees a butterfly and says, “It’s so beautiful.” She puts on her crown and says, “I’m very cute!”

Some day I will get around to reading Steven Pinker’s book, The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language, but right now I’m observing it in action. It’s wonderful!

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3 Comments on “The Language Instinct”

  1. Karen Maezen Miller Says:

    Communicating perfectly.

  2. Joyce Says:

    What a joy!

  3. gerry rosser Says:

    “The trees are dancing.” Beautiful.