So, it's been sooo long since I have heard that song that I had to look it up.
Great mnemonic device!
Just one little suggestion:
Change the word "Shoulders" to "Pebbles" and you have all seven words which use an "x" to form the plural.
Knees and Toys (repeat)
Lice and owls
Knees and toys!!
Or: You could try it in French:
Genoux, Joujoux (repetez)
Poux et hiboux
Merci et Bonne Continuation !
Hi Shamrockhill, ( and Elizabeth)
Your suggestion was so good that Aurélie decided to add it to the lesson as well as Elizabeth's input from Robert Desnos.
Donc Merci à vous toutes ainsi qu'à Ruth bien entendu !
C'est super, Shamrockhill! When I was learning these plurals years ago, our teacher taught us the following verses:
Ce sont les mères des hibouxQui désiraient chercher les pouxDe leurs enfants, leurs petits choux,En les tenant sur les genoux.Leurs yeux d’or valent des bijouxLeur bec est dur comme cailloux,Ils sont doux comme des joujoux,Mais aux hiboux point de genoux !
I've just discovered that they came from a poem by Robert Desnos: https://belgentier.fr/wp-content/uploads/sites/770/2020/03/POESIES-SUR-LES-ANIMAUX.pdf
Wonderful suggestion! It sounds like you had a great French teacher. I looked up the link for the poem by Robert Desnos. Apparently he has written a series of fun poems about animals.
One question: I am not sure exactly how you would translate the last line: "Mais aux hiboux point de genoux !" Would it be something like, "But as for owls (they have) no knees"?
Bonne Continuation !
Merci Cecile et Aurelie. C'est fantastique !
What an honor to have been able to make a small contribution to the lesson.
Et, surtout, merci a Elizabeth pour la bonne suggestion !
Bonne continuation !
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