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A vocabulary quiz… were you paying attention?

February 7, 2008

Vocabulary, Chez InsanKnitty…

Melmo – agua, d’eau, that which makes up 70% of your body… the glorious.. Water (according to The Big Girl until around aged 2

Ornage (pronounce with a distinct French sounding accent… the G is soft) – that color that rhymes with no other words in the English language… the one following Red in the Rainbow… the fruit from Florida (or California)… Orange! (according to the same Big Girl… I nearly cried when she started saying Orange correctly)

Baybay – The affectionate manner with which the Middle Guy called his older sister until he could finally pronounce her name. That day met arguments from the Big Girl that ‘no Middle Guy, my name is indeed BayBay’… I think she wanted to cry when he started saying her name correctly.

Breftast – The first meal of the day. Breaking the Fast… the Middle Guy’s version of the word, even today.

Pocuter – The wonder of technology that allows me to communicate with the greater world at better than snail mail speed. The Computer. As termed by the little girl.

Bamana – A yellow fruit, loved by primates, and humans alike. Great on cereal, and in bread form. Even better in pancakes. The Banana. As pronounced by the little girl.

Livah – The room where the family ‘lives’… according to the little girl, not to be confused with the

Dinah – The room where the family eats…. (according to the Big Guy).

Goo-ta-gah – A language maintained by the little girl sounding somewhat Asian inspired, with hints of African cultures. The little girl was our only babbler, and still, at times, maintains it today… at 3!

I never want to forget these words… they bring a smile to my face and happiness to my heart (not to mention laughter to the dinner table!)

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 7, 2008 5:51 pm

    You know Portuguese? Now I nearly cry… 🙂

  2. February 7, 2008 7:00 pm

    Sounds like they got your Essex accent!

  3. February 7, 2008 7:06 pm

    Funny, our children speak the same language!

  4. chanknits permalink
    February 8, 2008 8:56 am

    Precious!! Thanks for sharing with us.

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