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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

How do you say I-G-O-R? and art work

Igor is pronounced EEE-gore not EYE-gore. Most people pronounce it correctly but occasionally a doctor or nurse will call out EYE-gore and Igor won't even look up. He has no idea that they are calling him.

At school they are learning the sounds of each letter and how to read. The other day Igor came home very excited about the "E" sound. He said, "Evan, Ethan, Igor! We all start with an E". Now, Igor knows how to spell his name and he knows it starts with an "I". He is confused- why does the "I" in his name sounds like an "E". Oh honey, there are so many exceptions in the English language and your name is Russian!

Igor loves rules. His name being an exception doesn't sit well with him. On his latest painting he signed his name IGORE. Why the E? So people would know to say EEE-gore. Of course, why didn't I think of that?? As soon as we replace our digital camera I'll post his signature on the painting.

Here's Igor's fish in watercolors.

Here is Igor's acrylic painting completed in September. Thanks for the picture Cindy!


ethiHOPEia said...

Ah! I love your fish Igor! :)

E said...

Igor's art work is beautiful!

Sigh. Yes...so many exceptions to oh-so-many rules! I don't think I realized how many until I started teaching Eben to read. Eben who is often called Evan. Or EEE-ben. or E-BON It's a soft E - like Ebenezer, where his name comes from. And "Ben" like any other "Ben" you've ever met. Poor kids with unusual names. ;)

Eben does respond to mispronunciations of his name though. His ears also perk up if we spell his name. Alas, he's now figuring out how to spell so we can no longer spell out things we don't want him to know. He even sometimes spells things he's trying to keep secret from Abel. I can't believe how much he's growing up...all too fast!

Have a great rest of the week!


shawn and tisha said...

Igor is a great painter!!!

And I know how he feels about the name thing.... My name is pronounced Teesha, but most people pronounce it with a short "i" sound even after they hear me and those who are close to me pronounce it with the "ee" sound.

The English language is confusing. I don't know why we've made it so complicated.

Jenna Marie Howard said...

Igor's pictures are beautiful! I just wanted to stop by and tell you I enjoy reading your blog. I am adopted and find such encouragement knowing you are adoptive parents. I am the Director of Public Relations for a non-profit organization called World Orphans. We build church based orphan homes all over the world and our mission is simple E3 to reach each church…each child…each community. I would love for you to take a look at our website and let me know if you have any questions. (www.worldorphans.com) I hope you will have a glorious blessed day!
Jenna M. Howard
-Director of Public Relations

Rob & Candy said...

Jenna- thanks for stopping by. Your website is awesome! You all have such a heart for orphans!

Nina said...

This kid appears to have REAL talent!!! Gorgeous paintings!