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Offline Happy Expat

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Kids accents
« on: May 07, 2007, 10:39:17 pm »
Well, my daughter is now almost completely kiwi :D
She started to pick up on certain words soon after we arrived, and now she is doing the "sweet as" thing ::) Every second thing we speak about is "sweet as mom"

When we lived in the UK, she had a very english accent and because of where we lived, they sort of sang thier words like, what did you do t'daaaayyy?" ;D

Now she's lost all the english stuff and sounds kiwi O0


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Re: Kids accents
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2007, 10:47:31 pm »
Joshua has a bit of a mixed one here, but Heidi is my real little American... wonder how long it will take her to switch... probably not long... she talks more than I do!  :heeha:
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Re: Kids accents
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2007, 11:26:07 pm »
You must video them speaking and after you've been here a while watch the video, it's really funny to hear them and how much they do change. You don't notice as much because you are with them everyday. We have my daughter with a SA accent, then British and now kiwi ;D
Her 21st is going to be a blast :2funny:


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Re: Kids accents
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2007, 11:32:21 pm »
Yeah, lots of blackmail material  >:D

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Re: Kids accents
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2007, 11:33:43 pm »
 :2funny:

I may get more of that later on, when she's a teenager ??? ;D


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Re: Kids accents
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2007, 11:46:07 pm »
 :2funny:

Happy, I'm off to bed, when I wake up I want to be re-congratulating you on becoming an Addict ne  :knuppel2:  :blush:  ;)

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Re: Kids accents
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2007, 11:53:47 pm »
 :2funny:

I need more questions O0


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Re: Kids accents
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2007, 07:27:18 am »
Congratulations Addict  ;D :heeha:



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Re: Kids accents
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2007, 07:37:08 am »
congrats happy.....

and thanks for reminding me about the video. I have got to video my son before we go over to NZ. Our family over there said that their kids sounded like proper kiwis within 4 months of them living there. It is going to be so funny with my little one...lol :)
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Re: Kids accents
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2007, 08:41:35 am »
Thanks guys O0

It's well worth that giggle to hear the difference :2funny:


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Re: Kids accents
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2007, 01:57:03 pm »
Well Done Happy - so you are now our honourary double addict on the site  :clap:

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Re: Kids accents
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2007, 10:27:00 pm »
 8) O0


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