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She is doing just fine, I think.
My daughter didn't say much more than, 'ma' 'da' and 'ki-is' (kitties) until at least 18 months. She just used "na" for everything. Pointed at what she wanted, "na" or to tell me anything, "na" it was cute for a while but got tiring (it was hard to resist making fun almost). She eventually started to substitute word-souds like "ba" for ball (or balloon or bed), "pa" for grandpa, etc. Now, at two, she occasionally says, "na" when she doesn't know what something is called, and then looks to me to give her the word, which she usually tries to mimic.
Don't worry about it--as long as she is trying with baby talk, and seems to understand, she is learning language. Soon you'll regret wishing she'd talk because she'll do it all her waking moments (and in her sleep, too, we have recently experienced a lot of this).
We did some signing, too, and I don't know if it makes a difference in when they will start to talk but it helps reduce the frustration of a toddler being otherwise unable to communicate. Obviously she knows what she wants to say and the words will come later.
Proud mommy to DDs (12/04) and (11/07)