I had a very interesting chat with Master 4 the other day. It went something like this:
“Mummy, how did I learn to talk?”
“Because I taught you. And so did daddy, and nanny and poppy, and your sister. Everyone that is around you and loves you has taught you to talk. We speak to you, you listen, and you connect the words to the thing or action.”
“So, who taught you to speak then?”
“Nanny and poppy and my teachers.”
“Ok, then. So who taught them? And who taught those ones? And really mummy, who taught the first person EVER in the world to speak? They didn’t have anyone to teach them?? And why did they just make up sounds and give names to stuff like TREE. How did they know that was supposed to be called a TREE?”
Yes. Umm. Well?