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We finally have a name for Scooby-Doo’s speech disorder


Ruh-roh! Why does Scooby-Doo speak so strangely? Being a dog is probably a contributing factor. But Kyle Hill of Discover magazine says that the famous mystery-solving dog also has a speech sound disorder. Which one? Speech sound disorders come in two types: phonetic and phonological. People with phonetic disorders have physical difficulty forming words. People with phonological disorders tend to add or substitute sounds when speaking.

Hill consulted Dr. Steven Long, Ph.D., a speech pathologist at Marquette University. Dr. Long thinks that Scooby has a phonological disoder. Specifically, Scooby has a Rhotic Replacement.
via Neatorama

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