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English as a first language

I'm having a lot of fun helping Nate learn to speak and watching him communicate. One of his more perplexing pronunciations is "lion," which he learned perfectly, then switched to "liney." So I figured we'd work on it.

"Nate, who's that?" I said, pointing to his gold teddy-bear lion.


"Yes, but it's not liney, that's lion."


"Nate, can you say lie?"


"Good! And how about yin?"


"Good good! Now say them together. Lie-yin."


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