3V0924.01 Meta-linguistic reflection: “I sorry.” (8/3/80)
We have an old clock whose face plate falls off with a distressing
regularity. Peggy just bumped the clock, the face plate fell off, and she
walked away. Sitting down in the middle of the floor, she called it to
Peggy: I sorry break the clock.
Bob: I sorry break the clock ?
Peggy: Me. I’m sorry break the clock.
The last indicates to me Peggy was thinking about, puzzling over the
last several utterances.