Words and Phrases…


Diary of a SAHM – Day 467

In my previous post, I wrote about JD’s language development up till his second birthday. Since then, he has picked up new words and begun to  string words together to form phrases and simple sentences. What I found most amusing is how his pronunciation of certain words has ‘evolved’ over time. For example, he used to call me “mammi-ah,” and then for quite some time he addressed me as  “nee”. I tried to teach him to say “mummy” but he ended up calling me “money” (ma-nee). So please don’t be horrified if you hear my little tot saying “Love money.” *gasp*

Now, Joshayne is finally able to say “motorbike” – all three syllables. In the beginning, he only said “bike” when referring to a motorcycle. And then in early or mid-May, he kept saying “terh-bike” (the last two syllables). I couldn’t help laughing each time he said that. Then, one day out of the blue (May 23rd, if I’m not mistaken), he said “mo-tor-bike”! Woohoo…. *applause*

In addition, “butterfly” is now a “butterfly” and not just a “fly.” He is now able to say “elephant”, whereas previously he could only say “phant”. Other three-syllable words that he has mastered are crocodile, aeroplane, umbrella and bicycle. I guess we can conclude that Joshayne can handle multiple syllable words but three is the limit for now. He is currently saying “helpter” to refer to a helicopter and “mixer” to refer to a cement mixer lorry.

Here is a list of “new” words (+ improved “old” words)  to add to Joshayne’s Vocab List:~

zoo
butterfly
crocodile
elephant
monkey
penguin
snake
shark
gorilla
giraffe
lion
tiger
utan (orang utan)
deer
feathers

taxi
bicycle
tunnel
mixer (cement mixer)
aeroplane
float
seat
handle bar
helpter (helicopter)
steam roller
dump truck

splash
laugh
jump
唱歌 (to sing)
repair
take photo
knock
snap
pour

oil
salt
pepper
hotdog
meatball
juice

square
circle
triangle
oval
heart
star

high heels
block
umbrella
box
basket
igloo
多多 (a lot)
birthday
happy
shy shy
aunty
uncle
Uncle Bob

He has begun to string words together. Phrases/simple sentences that he uses are….

kick + ball
(who?) + eat, for example Daddy, eat. Uncle, eat.
see you later
love + (who?), for example Love Daddy.
miss you
(who?) + 唱歌,for example 姨姨唱歌 (Aunty is singing)
put here
please put there
turn on/off
switch on/off
railway track
sharp teeth
bite you
read book
take photo
crack egg
fry egg
(whose?) + turn, for example Joshayne’s turn. Mummy’s turn.
birthday cake
(colour) + (vehicle), for example Blue car. White truck.
Where’s (what? who?), for example Where’s Daddy? Where’s Monkey?
Let’s go
Burst your bubble.
Wash your bum bum.

*updated 16th June 2015, Day 473

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