Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Evolution of Words

It's fascinating to me how toddlers learn to talk. I love listening to Sophie's interpretations of sounds and words and how words change over time. (Secretly hoping that she'll never say some things correctly. . . we've started calling blueberries "boo-bahs" just so she'd continue to call them that. I know I'm not the only one who does this.)

One of my favorites was the word "orange". It started off as "oooorrrrnng" (like saying it without vowels), then turned into "o-wan-dah". Not sure where that came from, but adding syllables rocks. Now she says it fine.

"Octopus" is coming along nicely, too. I think the last time I mentioned it she was saying "op-i-tiss". Well, like poor orange, it's take a turn in a different direction . . .


Every time I hear her say it it makes me wince a little, then giggle.

5 comments:

Sare said...

I definitely think the evolving language skills is my favorite part of watching children grow. You're still "Ya-wee-tee", and Asher will say "dee-poe" for thank you...I think because we started saying it...dang. Oc-piss....hahaha!

Andrea said...

I've been meaning to blog about this one, but Jakob's been saying "Octopenis." Don't even ask!

Becka Dietrich said...

That is so cute! My little niece has the funniest way of saying things, I think my parents will always be "nama and dapa", my favorite is "mommy bedtime me". But she's started talking in complete sentences and correctly, it's so sad. Luckily my sister-in-law writes them all down, I hope you're doing that too.

The Rogers said...

How cute I want a oc-piss plate too :). Skyla started calling Justin Brah-brah when she was like 2 instead of brother and it has stuck (even to this day and she is 4 and can say brother fine).

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