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RE: "baby talk"

Postby Mairead » Fri 02.08.2008 3:37 am

I have to find some of these An-Pan man DVDs! So many people have mentioned them.
Incidentally, my son lOOOves AnPAn Man rice crackers (something akin to a communion wafer crossed with styrofoam).
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RE: "baby talk"

Postby Xurma » Sun 02.10.2008 1:38 pm

gfunk wrote:
I always thought it gave me a sense of my heritage and I liked the fact that my parents could whisper simple instructions to me (e.g. "be quiet") without everyone knowing they were reprimanding me.

That's genius... Being able to talk to your parents in a language no one else knows gives you a nice connection. That's exactly the way I started learning English through my parents. Even a couple of words give you an idea with pronunciation and intonation. Nowadays, I can speak better English than many Americans... haha.

Btw... no one has said it in German yet!

Bruder Jakob, Bruder Jakob,
Schläfst du noch? Schläfst du noch?
Hörst du nicht die Glocken
Horst du nicht die Glocken
Ding dong dang,
ding dong dang.

And just to show off here's spanish: B)

Martinillo, Martinillo
Donde estas, donde estas
Toca la campana, Toca la campana,
Ding, dong, dang,
ding, dong, dang.

I used to hear that song a lot in Finnish when I was little:

Jaakko kulta, Jaakko kulta
Herää jo, herää jo
Kellojasi soita, kellojasi soita
Ding dang dong, ding dang dong

Heh, this song is popular :)
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