Celeste and Quinn have a new game where they take apart a word and look at the different phonemes/components.
During lunch today, Quinn started with zinnia: "If it didn't have /ə/ it would be zinny; if that didn't have /i/ it would be zin; if it didn’t have /zɪn/ it would be nothing!"
Then Celeste moved on to sunshine: "If it didn't have /sʌn/, it would be shine; if it didn't have /ʃaɪn/, it would be sun."
Then Quinn tried grass: "If it didn't have /gr/ it would be ass. Daddy, why are you laughing?"