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DD is quite bright and highly imaginative and talks quite clearly around us though she talks to herself, her toys and her imaginary friend a lot in jargon as well as normal speech. She talks in long sentences (5 to 10 words) and interacts and plays a lot with us and by herself. In a group or playing with other kids now she does not say anything or babbles, talks very unclearly and does not answer much even stuff she has known for a long time. It does not bother me what people think but wonder if it is a form of shyness or nervousness. We moved and were out of playgroups and things for a while, and maybe thats something to do with it too. I notice too she will not talk as much with us for a while then will come out with a whole new level of speech (new prepositions and adjectives for example) and think maybe she is observing and learning when she does this and when she interacts with new groups of people, as she does start to talk more after a while, but its taken 8 weeks of the library lapsit before she will say anything. Generally she is very confident, affectionate and spirited and the talking and unclear speech around people is relatively new though she has never said much around a lot of people and strangers. I am taking her to more things now and not making a big deal about it but I wonder if it is some form of shyness and if other people have experienced this. She is 2.5 now.