The Garklet Lexicon

Up rather early this morning with the sound of a vomiting . Cot disinfected, bathed, and laundry on, and it’s still not yet 7am. Still, at least he’s still cheery.

Anyway, as much for our benefit as for yours, here’s the young lad’s current (consistent) vocabulary, as well as we can make it out.

gat
Any furry, four-legged mammal, most commonly a cat.
dak, duk
A bird, most commonly a duck.
dada
Daddy. Or Mummy. Or Alex. Or, in fact, any person.
bana
Banana.
baya
A vehicle (including aeroplanes)
bala
Aeroplane
bu-bow
Bubble. Or any round, see-through and pretty thing (raindrops on windows, etc).
buk
Book.
lo, elo, iya
Hello.
bye-a
Goodbye.
bow
The noise made by something falling or being thrown.
baw
A ball, or something which can be thrown.
uh oh
1. Oh dear, something has fallen down. It may have been an accident, but it’s more likely that I did it on purpose.
2. Oh dear, something is not right. Also used when someone sneezes.
da
That, the thing that I am pointing at. Why do my stupid parents not understand what I’m saying to them?

Given this, it’s hardly surprising that one of his favourite books (if not his absolute favourite) is the wonderful Sadie the Airmail Pilot, which features a cat who flies planes. Things don’t get better than this for the under-twos, it seems.

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