Owen has had an absolute language explosion over the last couple of months. As I think I have mentioned here before, my undergraduate degree was in linguistics so I am particularly curious about my kids’ language acquisition…
Owen has some really cute words that he says that are close to the real thing but not quite. I know as he practices he will get better at his pronunciation, but some of these are just so sweet, I don’t want to forget them.
these first ones, the initial /k/ sound becomes /f/ because of the /f/ later in the word. In words like kitty and car, he can make the /k/ sound just fine…
fareful- careful, “fareful Daddy!” when Danny is bbq-ing.
-used in a sentence “wo, wowo!” – means “wo, look at that bicycle/motorcycle!”
butty- belly button
wuv yu- love you
-used in a sentence “I love you, Owen!”- “chu”
ma mon- come on