Wednesday, January 04, 2006

First swear-word.

While stressing out about something or other last night, I uttered the phrase "Sh*t, sh*t, sh*t." Aizay immediately replied, "Shi, shi, shi." That's my boy.


Let's see if I can make a comprehensive list of other words he's said so far:

  • Fish ("fish")
  • No ("no." Proficiency is very high)
  • Yes ("sss." VERY RARE)
  • Please ("pss")
  • Ball ("baw")
  • Bubble ("buh buh", often truncated to "buh" with laughter)
  • Daddy ("Da-ee" or "Dai")
  • Mama ("Mama." Also used with a pointed finger to indicate want--the more "ma's" used, the greater the desire or impatience)
  • Baby ("bay")
  • Book ("bu." Pronouced with a very short duration, similar to the actual word.)
  • Yeah ("yeah", only in imitation so far, after Daddy says, "Yeah, yeah, yeah." Usually accompanied by laughter)
  • Hi ("hi")
  • Bye ("hi") (yes, "hi" and "bye" use the same pronunciation)
  • Star ("dah")

UPDATE: Dave forgot two of Aizay's most frequently used words:

Diaper ("dishe", rhymes with "dice") and Shoe (pronounced with a vowel we don't have in English. It's like the beginning of shirt before the r sound starts)

Aizay rarely calls me mama but mama is in frequent use. We have deduced that the phrase "mama mway" means I want milk/water. And "mama mama mama mway" means I want milk/water NOW!

Aizay sometimes says "Bye bye Daddy" with no consonants. Really, just say the phrase with just the vowels. Dave doesn't believe my interpretation of this.

-Christine

This post brought to you by Aizay's favorite speech sound: SH.

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