So, the letter I "discovered
" turns out to be known as the "Lateral voiceless alveolar fricative
". My wife gets credit for finding this obscure information. It turns out to be used in Welsh.
The link above, by the way, is to Wikipedia, which is a worldwide, collaboratively developed, free encyclopedia. I find this concept to be fascinating, and it’s sort of a fun hobby to help write an encyclopedia.
She walks, she talks, she crawls on her belly like a reptile! *
Well, that’s not a very flattering description of my daughter, and not particularly accurate either, since she doesn’t really walk yet. But this past week she both started crawling and talking. She’d been big with the "AAAAH!" previously, but she never really had any consonants. Now she can say, "Da da da da da da da."
It’s not a big vocabulary, but it’s still exciting.
* For those who don’t understand the reference, the Coasters recorded a song called "Little Egypt" that included this line.