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Old 04-01-2010, 03:35 PM - Thread Starter
 
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"Oy-duh"
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"Oh-duh"

(he mixes it up) is my 20 MO old son's word for, "That for which I have no word."

It is his made-up catch-all word for things he doesn't know the word for. Needless to say, he uses it a lot! (He only knows a handful of words & signs as of now.)

We think it's kinda funny. Anyone else encounter this?
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dd uses "anything" to mean any of the following or a combination of the following: anybody, nobody, somebody, anything, nothing, i don't want to, heck if i know mama, i really promise i didn't do it, and food please.

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"ah-boe"

It used to mean 'here, there, this, that, this one, that one'.

12 months: Which book to you want to read? "ah-boe," pointing to the book.

14 months: "Mama, ah-boe", pointing for me to lie down next to her.

16 months: "Mama, ah-boe hat", pointing to the pink hat.

20 months: "Mama, I want to eat ah-boe", holding up can of tomatoes.

Now that she says these words (just in the last few weeks) it is still a term of excitement. If she sees ice cream it is,

"ah-boe, ah-boe, ah-boe, ah-boe!" <calms down> "I want that, please."

She is my little ah-boe.

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For my niece it was "Da-dosh" and for my nephew right now it's "Ha-jah"

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Ah-Kee is my DDs word for Dora and elephant.

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For my 2yo DD, it is "my shoe" if she wants anything at all that she can't reach or that I won't let her have. If she is asked or asking and doesn't know what to call something then she says, "djuno".
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"deep" or it sometimes it sounds like "geep". It is the "I don't know what that is" word for my 23 month old. I had no idea other toddlers had their own word too
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My DD says something that sounds a lot like "Old MacDonald" and we can't figure out what she is actually saying.

Her go-to word though is "please". I am glad she is polite, but when it is out of context and you just have a little girl in front of you saying "please! please!" and getting more and more upset, it can get a little frustrating. I am looking forward to her learning more words!

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Dat!

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"uuuummm dees?"

That is what he says when you ask him almost any question, when he doesn't know what else to say, when other people are talking and he wants to participate, and when he just wants to hear his own voice.
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23 month old uses "dis" (this) for anything she doesn't know the word for. And I know I pretty much taught it to her. lol. When she'd point to stuff when she was younger, while trying to guess, I'd hold things up and ask "this?" and "dis!?" was born. It's so darn cute when I get it right and she gets this giant smile like she's telling me, "Good job, Momma." lol
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Tuh. EVERYTHING is "Tuh" It's hilarious!
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DS's used to be "da-cah" or "dai-cah."

This was AFTER he learned a few words, reverted back to "dat!" for everything, and then started using words again. "Da-cah" was just for words he didn't know.

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DS uses 'last night' in pretty much any scenario except for something that happened the previous evening!

Last night can mean last year, last week, last month, this morning, etc. It's hard teaching the concept of time...he'll get it soon enough!

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"boo," followed by a nod.

So far, it means bewb, that thing over there, any animal she doesn't know what it is, and any sound of any animal she's not familiar with! Ha! I'm sure it means a lot more too!

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My DS used to say "babagee"...he doesn't say it anymore but we never figured out what he meant by it.

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This is an old thread now, but I have some funny things to add.
cereal = Dee-do
Sometimes said high-pitched & extended on the 2nd syllable, like, "dee-DOOOOOOO"
DH & I find it hilarious so I suspect it's going to stick for years.

"Na-ma" - coloring

He's still having some trouble with S-sounds as well as R and L, so I guess that makes sense that he's made up his own words for cereal & coloring.
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My 13-month old says what sounds like "daiyun" when he points at anything. We don't know what the origin of it is.

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Does "NO!" count? In our house, it's the catch-all for "sure thing, I'm game, that one, come here, I'm on my way, more, please, thank you," etc and of course it also means "yes!"

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"Cah!"

It means "car". He says it when he sees a car, or hears a car, or is being put in his car seat.

It also applies to anything he doesn't know the word for. He likes to say it a lot.

His other favorite is "shet", which we think means "shirt", but sounds like the vulgar alternative and has caused a few raised eyebrows in public.

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Damn.

No seriously, if he doesn't know the word DS just says/calls it/asks for damn. It's great fun in public. No one taught him, he just came up with it on his own some how.

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Baa.


It started with bottle / boob, then evolved to mean pacifier, now means all those plus anything that he wants that he currently doesn't have. Today my car keys, cell phone, and the grocery cart at Walgreens were all "Baaaaa"s. Along with innumerable other objects.

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Mana

Everything she doesn't know is a "mana". Even if you ask her, "Can you say ________?" It's always "mana"!

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"ducka-ducka-ducka"

or

"dooka-dooka-dooka"

She doesn't say much else. Just Dada and Mama. And points to herself and things that she knows. I can't wait for more words!

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"Buhdaabuhdaa??!?" (The a's sounding like the a in apple) Said really, really fast. Means 'tractor' or 'fix it' or 'come play with me' or 'come do my bidding' or 'what's that?' or....anything else. LOL
It's a fairly recent one, too.

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DS says, Eye-ya-doo? When he doesn't know what something is. He also says, Ah-hoo for both yes and okay and he says it all the time.

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My 13 month says "abu te ba" or "bute bute" all day long, when she's playing happy, when she's curious about something. All day.
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My little on uses 'deedee, beebee, dis' or 'dat' and if he really wants something he'll say 'deedee dis or dat' over and over again.
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14 month old uses "more" for anything he wants. 100% of the time that he wants to nurse, he says "more," but also for food, or when he wants to go outside to play (this, accompanied by pointing to the door). The only thing he requests in another way is this silly Youtube video of "The Wheels on the Bus." When he wants to see it, he points to my computer, does the "round and round" gesture with his hands, and says "rourourou."
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My little on uses 'deedee, beebee, dis' or 'dat' and if he really wants something he'll say 'deedee dis or dat' over and over again.
Oooh! Strange! DD's are "dis" and "dat", most commonly "dat". Everything is a "dat" even if she knows the word.

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