Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

13 August 2010

Questions! Questions!

Languages are complex!

And life is complex when you're trying to answer a multitude of "Why?!" questions and satisfy an eager four-and-a-half-year-old mind.

Today's favorite question so far:
"Why do we call pillows cushions when we put them on chairs?"

Good question! Linguistically, that brings up the whole idea that synonyms really do have areas of difference as well as (assumed) overlap.


Rob and Corrie said...

That's Elizabeth!! :) Love her.
The "four-and-a-half" party also made me smile. Good for you for making the most of opportunities for precious memories. I LOVED seeing her baby pictures!

Deborah said...

We're going to miss you this fall; we so much appreciate the impact you had on Elizabeth!

We'll be doing some home-schooling, starting next month, Lord willing. I'm sure I'm going to appreciate all over again the good educational foundation you helped to lay...