When acquiring language, children often simplify pronunciation by deleting certain sounds.
For example; 'raindrops' becomes 'raindops'.
Sometimes children add vowels into a word or add syllables to a word to seperate consonants or recreave the CONSONANT VOWEL CONSONANT VOWEL pattern.
For example; "a snowowman"
When a sound is assimilated into the main body of the word. A child will not pronounce the whole of the word but will only say the main part of the word.
For example; blue being pronounced "boo" or sky being pornounced as "ky"
Where children use a easier sound rather than the one they find difficult to pronounce.
For example; that being pronounced as "dat".
The repetition of a syllable or a word.
For example; "night night"
Metathesis is when the sounds in a word become swapped around.
For example; telephone becoming "tephelone"
Final Consonant Deletion
When a child drops the consonant at the end of a word.
For example; not pronouncing the T on "cat" or "hat"
Consanant Cluster Reduction
This happens when a sound ina word changes to sound a bit like another sound in the word.
For example; "chocoloate biscuit" becomes "cocker bisik"
Weak Consonant Reduction
This is when children don't pronounce the unstressed syllable in a word.
For example; "little" becomes "iku"