Monday, February 09, 2009

Fun With Letters and Words

Since my son has started kindergarten, I, like most parents whose children who are in the big "K", have been working with him on his letters and words, and the sounds that they make. It's also fun to watch my wife do this, because it is her who has to explain why, yet again, these letters don't follow the rules in this particular word. The English language is down right goofy.

It is to that end that I thought I would post the alphabet for you. Ever since I was a kid learning the alphabet, I always pondered how letters would be spelled out. Today, I realize this life long dream/interest/obsession with my very own made up alphabet list, with empathy for the sea of letters and the words that they make, in which, when you're learning them, can make you feel a little queasy. To quote the New Kids on the Block, this one's for the children.

LLOYD'S ALPHABET (all of which except "Zee" spell check correctly)

'ey?
bee
sea
Dee
e
eff
gee
aitch
eye
Jay
Kay
Elle
'em
en (thank you, Latin language)
oh
pea
cue OR queue
are
es (thank you, Spanish language)
tea
You
Vi (thank you, French language)
Double You
ex
Why?
Zee

1 comment:

Scott Baker said...

why wouldn't "p" be pea or pee?

which I need to do right now!