April 26, 2003 - Saturday
No, I am not dad'n again, I'm Ad'n. Harry pronounced the first "d" fairly distinctly when he was starting to talk, but Jeremy really doesn't. With Jeremy, the emphasis is on the end of the word; the second "d," which is something more like a swallowed"d" or frog-like, glottal stop "g" sound than an articulated "d." When he's particularly earnest, as with "ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma.." to his mother, Jeremy repeats that gutteral sound with "adg-glottal stop-glottal stop-glottal stop-glottal stop." But, the meaning is quite clear. It's me he's talking about.