children learning to speak

Jef   Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:45 am GMT
This is something that has interested me for some time. Not sure why. It's obvious that some sounds are harder than others for young children to produce when learning how to speak. In English, for instance, problems with the dental fricatives as well as the R are almost universal among toddlers and small children.

So, for speakers of languages other than English, what are the sounds that are generally challenging for children in your language? How do little French kids mispronounce words, for instance?
Skippy   Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:01 am GMT
I've actually heard, from a native Hebrew speaker and a native Russian speaker, that the 'r' sounds are sometimes difficult for children.
Jef   Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:35 pm GMT
It's a shame that people come here with legitimate questions and discussions and nobody sees them because a certain spammer from China endlessly bombards the boards with ridiculous copy-and-paste articles written in characters that most people here cannot read.
china1   Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:59 pm GMT
I apologize for Shuimo. He is a rabid dog, Just slipping out of my house.