Halia-ish, Part II

25 Aug

Well, Opa made some really good guesses!  Considering he gets to see the kids mostly through Skype, I think that’s a pretty impressive accomplisment.  (As an aside: I think it’s absolutely marvellous that my kids can have a real relationship with both sets of  grandparents, despite the huge distances.  We love Skype!)

So, here are the answers:

  • Dun dun!  = all done!
  • Bla-blo = canteloupe (and also watermelon… not sure how she knew they were both melons!)
  • Ba-ba-ee = blueberry (and also strawberry)
  • Deddy = cherry
  • Up-a-ba = star (This is one her earliest words, and she says it because of the “up above” part of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”)
  • Mao = cat (I transcribed this wrong, though.  She really does say “meow”. )
  • Mimi  = Halia’s blue lovey blanket that she sleeps with every night.  I made up the word Mimi for her because it’s easy to say.
  • Moke = milk
  • Udda  = other (Yes, sometimes used to ask for the “other” breast, but usually she just points to the other one and says “booby”.  Shockingly direct.)
  • Bush = brush (Remember, it was the short “u” sound from bun… or brush) either the tooth or hair variety
  • Boons!  = spoon… and also balloon
  • Foke  = fork
  • Bah-bo = bubble and also bottle

Here are a few more I thought of after I posted last time.  Want to give these a try?

  • Oo-la (this is an animal)
  • Emmo (a food)
  • Peez!
  • Noo-noo (another food)
  • Ow-ss (a place)
  • Gwa-gwa (an animal)
  • Bug!
  • Wuck
  • Wocky!
  • G’an!

5 Responses to “Halia-ish, Part II”

  1. Kathleen August 26, 2010 at 5:39 am #

    Oo-la (this is an animal) – Owl
    Emmo (a food) – Apple
    Peez! – Please!
    Noo-noo (another food) – Banana
    Ow-ss (a place) – House
    Gwa-gwa (an animal) – Iguana
    Bug! – Punch buggies no punch back?
    Wuck – Work
    Wocky! – Walk
    G’an! – Gran

  2. Bubblybunny August 26, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    Maybe there is a pattern to baby-talk! Some of the words are very similar to what my son says: moke (milk), ba-ba-wee (blueberries), boons (spoons), peez (please)!!

    • fawnahareo August 26, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

      Indeed! Our small sample shows that the L’s come later, as do the R’s. And I already know from the language pathologists that S followed by a consonant is one that takes a while for many kids. Not to mention TH.

  3. Captain Momma August 26, 2010 at 10:12 pm #

    * Oo-la (this is an animal) ??
    * Emmo (a food)??
    * Peez! PLEASE
    * Noo-noo (another food) NOODLES
    * Ow-ss (a place) HOUSE
    * Gwa-gwa (an animal) RAVEN/CROW
    * Bug! ??
    * Wuck WALK
    * Wocky!ROCKY
    * G’an! ??

    Who knew this would entertain so man of us!!

  4. Tine August 29, 2010 at 6:59 am #

    Let me try a few more:

    “Noo-noo” = “Noodles” ?!
    “Ow-ss” (a place) = “=outside” ?!
    “Gwa-gwa” (an animal) = “Duck” ?!
    “G’an!” = “Again!” ?!

    Greetings from Germany to all 04 of you !!

    ♥ ♥ ♥

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