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The Language of Aspen Gashler, Age 1

The following is my attempt to phonetically interpret the language of my baby.

  • Mama – mother
  • Ai-uh – Ariah
  • Dada / dahdin – father
  • Dada – Aspen (herself) (bear in mind that for many months, her only word for everything in the world was dada)
  • dahdin – “that one”, meaning everything she doesn’t know how to articulate
  • I – I
  • ah / ai – want (interestingly, this was also baby Ariah’s word for want)
  • dah – dog / down
  • moo – cow
  • dut – duck
  • dahdin – cat (her favorite animal)
  • Bahbah – grandpas and elderly gentlemen
  • dahdin – grandmas and eldery women
  • Heh-doh – aunt Heather (this was actually taught to her, as baby Ariah would say Heh-doh)
  • Josh – Uncle Josh
  • Jeez – Jesus
  • eese – cheese / fish
  • nana – banana
  • apple – apple
  • up – up
  • ice – outside
  • no – snow
  • plate – plate
  • bowl – bowl
  • eat – eat
  • bye bye – car (this was also my word for a car when I was a baby)
  • dath – bath
  • puppy – puppy
  • peez – please

Interesting facts about Aspen:

  • She likes to eat raw coconut shreds and brown sugar
  • Once she said to the car, “Bye, bye bye.”
  • She plays a game in which she says “bye” to something, followed by a “hi” in a falsetto.
  • She loves mama way more than she loves dada
  • (As suggested by Ariah) “She’s one.” Actually she’s eighteen moths.
  • She passionately hates taking naps and going to bed.

 

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