Sunday, May 21, 2006

English to Wild Boy Dictionary

Hello -- Hi
Goodbye -- Bye Bye
Goodnight -- Ni Ni
Blanket -- Baba
Cow -- Ow
Dog -- Og
Lion -- Rar
Giraffe -- Aya! (this is his favorite word)
Hippo -- Ee-o
Sheep -- Baa
Cat -- At
Animals -- Ama
Banana -- Nana
All Gone -- Aga
Sister -- Didi (this is actually a Gujarati term he's picked up, much to the grandparents' pleasures)
Mommy -- Mami
Daddy -- Mami

5 Comments:

Blogger Neel Mehta said...

Mommy -- Mami
Daddy -- Mami


That can get confusing. Good thing you and the Spouse are interchangeable.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Quinn said...

Or, as we like to say, "Wild Boy has two mommies."

11:54 AM  
Blogger Jade said...

Cute! I loved learning Gayle's little language and having to translate to people.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Quinn said...

Today at the store, he called "Mami!" and I picked him up. Only to have him push away, point at Spouse, and say, "Mami!"

The more I think about it, the more I like the concept of a gender-neutral parent term that applies to both. I mean, now that he's weaned, we esssentially fill the same role in his life.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Neel Mehta said...

I mean, now that he's weaned, we esssentially fill the same role in his life.

Well, until the talk. You know.

6:57 PM  

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