Though we are now staying in Hamilton, New Zealand, acquiring English doesn't come naturally to our kids. That's why when my hubby bought a watermelon last week, Fathini called it "waterlemon". We (my hubby and I) were amused at the new coined word.
Yesterday when we had our playgroup at my friends's house, I discovered that my friends' kids have also created their own words! It turned out that Fathini is not the only one who calls "Watermelon" as "Waterlemon"! Some of them are confused with "Potato" and "Tomato". May be I'm quite ignorant about this language acquisition (walaupun dulu pernah belajar masa ambik TESL.huhu) among the kids until I saw what happened to my own children.
What about your kids? Have you ever heard they created new words? How do you deal with that?
We(my hubby and I) don't really mind when they innocently made this kind of mistake because we know they are actually acquiring the language. Never discourage them but treat it as some of the creative inventions!