Nethilia - Who Really Doesn't Exist (kittikattie) wrote in little_details,
Nethilia - Who Really Doesn't Exist
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Premature babies and British accents

Two questions:

1: If a child was born prematurely, what would be some of the short term and long term effects on her health? The character is question is born in what would be the equivalent of about six to seven months *EDIT: into gestation, not early* (a full term pregnancy is ten months) in about 1980 tech. I know many children born that early don't survive, but she does (she has to, she's a main character). Would she have diminished lung capacity or have to be on oxygen for a while, would she possibly be smaller than other children her age, etc?

2: A child (different one, same series) moves to England from the US when she is about seven years old, and moves back when she's about twelve. Would she pick up any degree of English vocabulary (say, using "jumper" instead of "sweater", etc) or accent? Or would she stick to Americanisms the whole time?

Thanks. I know I ask more than I give, but my knowledge is limited.
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