Saturday, February 02, 2008


Vinny is learning lots of new words. He has already mastered "Mama," "Dada," and "up" (which actually means "change position" -- he says "up" when he wants you to put him down, too!). And he knows a few signs -- "more" (which simply means food to him), and "milk."

But we've been working with him to learn more words, especially for some of his favorite things. He can now say "apple" with amazing clarity, "cracker" (although it sounds more like "ca-ca"), and "pr" for "prune." But there was one thing he kept doing that kind of stumped us for a while: he would point at the ceiling and say "t" -- very aspirated, very clear, and very confusing to his parents. Eventually I figured it out, though -- he was saying "light." When we pronounce the word light for him, we exaggerate it greatly, saying "liii-tt" -- and he was hearing the final t and repeating that.

It will be interesting to see what he picks up next.

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