Hugh’s words

Dot writes: these are the words Hugh says. He was twenty-one months old yesterday. He has learnt almost all of these since we moved house.

Mummy
hiya/hello
bye-bye
more
milk (pronounced ‘miw’)
tea
shoe
cheese
tree
choo-choo
juice
fish
ball
woof-woof (vff-vff) = dog
miaow = cat
moo = cow or similar
quack-quack (cok cok) = duck
no
all gone (go-go)
what’s this? (wossdis?)
pee
poo
Bob
digger (dig-dig)
car
there (da)
apple
balloon (blln)
boat (boap)
plane (bay)
toast
baby (babby)
tickle

He has also said all of the following at least once:
teddy
Daddy (dada)
carpet (!)
rain
day
stairs
bowl
chair
bubble
blue-blue = blueberries
yoghurt (goh-goh)
train
cracker
yes
ta-ta [nursery word for giving or receiving an object]
And he likes to make the following expressive noises:
wow!
uh-oh
brrrm
wee!
bleurrgh

Notice the importance in his life of 1) food and 2) anything with an engine and wheels.

P.S. You are not allowed to comment saying how your fourteen-month-old talks better than Hugh. Nor, if you know him, are you allowed to say anything rude about his pronunciation! He has improved immensely. And I understand him – well, actually I don’t, but I know that ‘blln’ means ‘balloon’…

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8 thoughts on “Hugh’s words

  1. Dot

    A week later, I would now confidently add ‘ta-ta’, ‘blue’ [=blueberries], ‘bowl’, ‘day’ ‘teddy’ and ‘Daddy’ to the main list (even though the last two sound almost identical). He also pointed to my bag on Thursday and said ‘bah’. (I mentioned before he isn’t very good on final consonants.)

  2. kenanddot

    In fact most of the ‘has said at least once’ list now belongs to the main list. Not ‘carpet’, though. In the last couple of days (18th and 19th August) we have also added ‘push’ and ‘mess’ – both promise to be useful…

  3. Dot

    Further additions 10/09/09: wet, rain, bus, tractor, boy, ‘bo-boy’ (=good boy), no way!, bike (pronounced ‘by’, plural ‘bice’), pig (mostly for Peppa Pig, pronounced ‘pih’). There may be others I haven’t thought of. Gain seems to be steady at present at two or three words per week. He has also learnt to do a ‘neigh’ noise for horses, though he still usually needs to be prompted to distinguish a horse from a cow.

  4. Dot

    Immediately after writing the comment above I did think of some more of Hugh’s words: race (for ‘raisins’, the first syllable of the word but with a hard s), teeth (meaning brushing teeth/sucking toothpaste off the tooth-brush), toes (again with hard s), stone, shampoo, big, house. He has also started to make a clicking sound with his tongue for ‘chocolate’.

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