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Message 1295502 - Posted: 15 Oct 2012, 10:37:39 UTC

That's good to hear, Mark.



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Message 1295561 - Posted: 15 Oct 2012, 13:42:59 UTC

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Message 1295658 - Posted: 15 Oct 2012, 17:07:25 UTC
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I don't think that's a word that even exists, Norman.



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Message 1300425 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 4:17:54 UTC - in response to Message 1196929.

As a 23 year pediatric speech pathologist


Wait. You're only 23 years old?

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Message 1300426 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 4:19:17 UTC - in response to Message 1197174.

Worked for me this time.



I expected higher. In law school one of the things my study group did was to choose 10 words each week from the OED that none of us knew and use them for the week. Really helped build vocabulary. But then when was the last time you attended a bacchian soiree. It was actually counter productive. We were being taught how to write legal opinion in layman English.

Many of the words are archaic, but one thing I enjoy is study of the evolution of language. English is so rich because of the various invasions, Romans, Saxons, Viking, etc. I enjoy reading old English, it's almost Germanic.

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Message 1300430 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 4:35:57 UTC - in response to Message 1300425.

As a 23 year pediatric speech pathologist


Wait. You're only 23 years old?



I wish!!! No, I have been in practice for 23 years. My chronological age is 49.

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Message 1300434 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 4:48:19 UTC

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Message 1300435 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 4:49:48 UTC - in response to Message 1300434.

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In one of the six languages you speak, right?

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Message 1300439 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 5:11:10 UTC - in response to Message 1300435.

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In one of the six languages you speak, right?

Ha! Six is a slight exaggeration. I was relieved to see that my English cannot be getting too rusty after over twenty years in Germany, though.

How high do you rate reasonably structured sentence length when evaluating linguistic abilities?

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Message 1300463 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 6:37:27 UTC - in response to Message 1300439.

37,500

In one of the six languages you speak, right?

Ha! Six is a slight exaggeration. I was relieved to see that my English cannot be getting too rusty after over twenty years in Germany, though.

How high do you rate reasonably structured sentence length when evaluating linguistic abilities?


Personally, I'd rate it very highly.

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Message 1300464 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 6:38:26 UTC - in response to Message 1300430.

As a 23 year pediatric speech pathologist


Wait. You're only 23 years old?



I wish!!! No, I have been in practice for 23 years. My chronological age is 49.


Hmmm. I've been at my practice 21 years, but I'm a little more than 2 years younger. Chronologically.

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Message 1300482 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 9:17:12 UTC
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I all I can say is, the Motherhens of Seti are Ageless. No pun intended Jord.


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Message 1300747 - Posted: 31 Oct 2012, 17:41:00 UTC - in response to Message 1300482.

I all I can say is, the Motherhens of Seti are Ageless.


Ain't that the truth:)


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Message 1300822 - Posted: 31 Oct 2012, 23:21:21 UTC

One word for sure and everyone has heard it. YOUR LATE FOR DINNER.

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Message 1300899 - Posted: 1 Nov 2012, 5:24:29 UTC - in response to Message 1300439.

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In one of the six languages you speak, right?

Ha! Six is a slight exaggeration. I was relieved to see that my English cannot be getting too rusty after over twenty years in Germany, though.

How high do you rate reasonably structured sentence length when evaluating linguistic abilities?


Depends on the age of the child. There are certain structures in English that are generally mastered within certain age ranges. Between the ages of 2 and 4, syntax tells me more about a child's expressive language skills than vocabulary or grammar mastery tell me.

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