Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Expansion of Vocabulary

Ours, that is. We learn so many words from her, and we say them the way she says them.

When she was a year old, she used to say "booy booy" at the sight of any creature that moved. Ants were booy booys, birds were booy booys, dogs were booy booys. So we called everything booy booy too.

Then for a year or two, she said "lullow" instead of "yellow". That was so cute, how could we correct her? Instead, we started saying lullow ourselves (until she grew out of it and started correcting us "Yellow, not lullow.")

We still do this: "automakit"; "mostiquo"; "obvisly"; and so on. We get a little sad when she starts to say the cute words right.

7 comments:

Kodi's Mom said...

'lullow' instead of yellow - I hear ya! I do the same all the time, he's outgrown many words, but I say it the old way.

The Mad Momma said...

:) we're nuts arent we? i let my son say mashikallo (mosquito) and effylaant (elephant) because it sounds adorable...

mynanhipari said...

kids are just so adorable when they have their own way of saying things...aren't they?:) They sure make us learn new words:)

My daughter says oppopus for octopus, caeess for carrot (I don't even know how to spell it:) and the list is endless....

Aparna said...

K's Mom, Mad Momma, Mynanhipari,

It seems that all parents have this in common then.

bool, effylant, oppopus, are all very cute :)

Gauri said...

oh boy it's heartbreaking to watch them grow up! We still call coins 'famimi' and scissors 'pipimi' (no clue why they're that!). And he had started saying "toothpaste" the right way, but seeing my crestfallen face, he's back to calling it toos-pate. My fault, entirely!

Now if Pandu & I use one of his ex-words as a part of our regular conversation, he gives us a look like we're aliens and goes..."whadduz THAT mean???"

-g

sahasra said...

My neighbor's daughter used to say "Palava" instead of "Pavala"(25 paise) and "vangu" if she wants anything...From then onwards I say palava for quater and vangu if I want anything from my husband...

namvor said...

my daughter used to say 'tonomato' for tomato and we let her go on with it for as long as she did. we were heartbroken when we realised she had started saying itc orrectly and immediatly decided it was time for kid 2!