Across the street from my house lives a six year old girl who seems in all other ways perfectly normal. (She asks strange questions like “Can I play in your car” but I figure six-year-olds ask strange questions. Also, she seems to be in a perpetual state of believing her birthday is “tomorrow” but again, you know, kids. (I suppose?))
But, strangely, she doesn’t seem to know how to say the word “she.” Instead of “she,” she says “her.” She doesn’t just do this often or usually, but rather, as far as I can tell, she does this every time a sentence calls for the use of the word “she.”
She seems to have the he/him distinction down fine. It’s just she/her that she gets wrong.
“Can her play outside?”
“Her’s got three bicycles.”
“I don’t think her wants to go.”
Basically, my question is, anyone know what the heck might be going on here? Is this possibly dialectical? Is there any kind of cognitive deficit that leads to things like this? Or what?