Del wrote:Bouncy Castle wrote::oops:
What did I do now???
Seimimac wrote:Hi Pip
There are several thousand 'fluent' speakers in Belfast. My parents raised us here with Irish as our first language, as did quite a few other families. They also helped found Ireland's first, and as far as I know, still its only, urban Gaeltacht, as well as founding the first Irish medium primary school in the north. From the initial 9 pupils in that first class in 1971, there are now over 4000 pupils being taught through the medium of Irish in the north every year, and the figure just keeps growing
The language is alive and well in this part of the country, with plenty of services and social outlets
.Others believe it is a neurological disorder that affects the brain’s ability to send the proper signals to move the muscles involved in speech
People with either form of apraxia of speech may have a number of different speech characteristics, or symptoms. One of the most notable symptoms is difficulty putting sounds and syllables together in the correct order to form words. Longer or more complex words are usually harder to say than shorter or simpler words. People with apraxia of speech also tend to make inconsistent mistakes when speaking. For example, they may say a difficult word correctly but then have trouble repeating it, or they may be able to say a particular sound one day and have trouble with the same sound the next day. People with apraxia of speech often appear to be groping for the right sound or word, and may try saying a word several times before they say it correctly. Another common characteristic of apraxia of speech is the incorrect use of “prosody” — that is, the varying rhythms, stresses, and inflections of speech that are used to help express meaning.
Children with developmental apraxia of speech generally can understand language much better than they are able to use language to express themselves. Some children with the disorder may also have other problems. These can include other speech problems, such as dysarthria; language problems such as poor vocabulary, incorrect grammar, and difficulty in clearly organizing spoken information; problems with reading, writing, spelling, or math; coordination or “motor-skill” problems; and chewing and swallowing difficulties.
The severity of both acquired and developmental apraxia of speech varies from person to person. Apraxia can be so mild that a person has trouble with very few speech sounds or only has occasional problems pronouncing words with many syllables. In the most severe cases, a person may not be able to communicate effectively with speech, and may need the help of alternative or additional communication methods.
Del wrote:The number of times I have gone to type "NOT HAPPY JAN! " in a post and not done it because its not an integral part of your language..... though it says BUCKETLOADS here in Australia; and it has nothing at all to do with Jan Van Quirm!
Jan Van Quirm wrote:Del wrote:The number of times I have gone to type "NOT HAPPY JAN! " in a post and not done it because its not an integral part of your language..... though it says BUCKETLOADS here in Australia; and it has nothing at all to do with Jan Van Quirm!
The phrase 'not happy Jan' was popularised by an Australian Telstra ad realised in 2002. It quickly entered the Aussie vernacular.
It is used when someone is pissed off at another person (who doesn't necessarily need to be called Jan) for stuffing up in a stupid way and has inconvenienced you - but is used when more annoyed than actually angry.
Argh! I can't believe that the postman hasn't delivered my package today! NOT HAPPY JAN!
Del wrote:Not just languages either.... dont you all "change" your mind set when you speak to different people in your social circles? Your language changes?
Oh I know how to speak "Dead Parrot"... its when you are speaking to your relative who is going on and on and on about someone or something in the family and you sit there with that "I'm not saying anything!" look.... because if you agree it will set them off for another two hours and if you disagree they will go for the throat.
The only Dead Parrot phrase permitted is "Shall I make some more tea?" and "Would you like another scone?" although the scone one can be tricky.... dependant upon the number of scones already eaten and the relatives current weight and how they are feeling about that at that particular moment in time....
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