Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Salma's Vocabulary

As usual, click the photo to see a larger version.

Salma has built up a small but varied vocabulary so far. She can understand almost everything said to her both in English and Spanish, but her spoken vocabulary consists of:

  • Mama
  • Baba
  • cat
  • how how (this means dog)
  • gookoo (gecko)
  • ball
  • hello
  • okay
  • bubble (Mama blows soap bubbles for her often)
  • bye
  • frog (and rup rup for a frog sound)
  • faaar (fire)
  • ot! (hot)
  • be be (baby)
  • na na (banana)
  • cor (car)
  • fr (flower)
  • kee kat (kitty cat)
  • boon (balloon)
  • beep beep (car horn)
  • no (this is a recent one and a new favorite. If she's just talking she wags a finger and says no. If she's really upset it's a shriek: "Oh na-na-na-na-na-na-nooooooo!")
  • gato
  • agua
  • hola
  • oye ("listen". This is usually accompanied by tilting her head and pointing to her ear, for example when she hears thunder or a dog barking.)
  • Most likely she has other Spanish words as well, but uses them with Señora Ani or Señora Rosa, not with me.

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