Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Ollie loves to play the peril with us. She has a lot of fun, throwing plush cues, turning the wheel of fortune, and seeing us gather cues and say words.

Hi, John here. You can get even very little kids involved, and have fun and play, looking after them. Ollie does not know Modal verbs or all Aspects, but she can turn the wheel of fortune. Here, you can see Ollie with Della.

The picture above shows what we have in our wheel of fortune. Jim helped make the wheel. Della made the plush cues.

When we learn, we may get stuck on what belongs with real time, and what with theory or opinion. We have our gumption set for real time. But when you want to tell what you think that may or might have happened, or what you think that will have been, you get to wonder on language pieces, sometimes.

To play the peril, we use only the Simple cues, so there is not much stitching to make them, after all. The wheel shows other pieces, or features, as they are called in language science.

You can see the Modal, and green HAVE and BEEN, in the wheel. These are for theory time. All the rest are for real time. We don't have the wheel tell or dictate what pieces to use. We always have some flexibility. For example, let us say the wheel stops at the real-time ING and Modal features, as in the picture here.

We do not say "we're maying" or "musting". Bob once said, "I was wondering, we could go have some ice cream, later". There is much flexibility, you see.

Feel welcome to reckon on some language logic and the Progressive.