Monday, March 16, 2009

A Thinking Thing...

Joey has always had an excellent usage of speech. If he uses or pronounces a word incorrectly, he quickly catches on to the correct way - with one exception ... "Wiln't". Instead of saying "won't", Joey says "wiln't", as in, "I wiln't do that." He has been saying it for years.

A couple months ago, I taught him about contractions and how they are formed. It dawned on me ... the only word out of the common contractions that really makes no sense, is "won't". All other contractions have the main word as it is alone: Should not is shouldn't. Did not is didn't. Can not is can't. Will not is ... won't? Why? It's will not, not wo not. "Wiln't" actually makes sense!

I think my little boy is on to something. :)


Momo Fali said...

If he could fix that and "a-whole-nother" I would be eternally grateful.

Anonymous said...

Joey thinks just like I do. You're right. I don't think the word "won't" should be a contraction. Willn't, in my humble opinion, is perfectly acceptable!


Pickle said...

Aw! Shelly Moreland wrote the comment above. <3
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