So DD is 22 months old and hears different minority languages from mom and dad. (We don't speak each others' minority languages, and communicate with each other in English, which is our community language.)
Understandably, she thinks 'you' is another word for 'DD,' and 'I/me' means the addressee (either mom or dad). So if she wants to come with us, she'll say, "You come!" (thumping her chest), and if she wants me to do something she'll say, "I do it!" (pointing at me). Honestly it's driving me a little batty. DH explains it to her every time. I'm too lazy though, I know what she means and I just respond accordingly.
I can't imagine she is ever going to figure this out since she rarely hears conversation between adults in either minority language. (We are geographically distant from both our birth families.)
How does this situation turn out, does anybody know? Will she just have to figure it out in English eventually, and then we'll explain that it's the same idea in the minority languages?
How long is this likely to take?