I have decided it would be a good idea to document The Prairie Kid's lingo. This is such a fun phase of lingual development. There are great twists and turns to sentence structure and they're too good to not record!
- It is so normal for a little one to flip-flop words. The Prairie Kid is no different! Here is one that I have picked up on: Instead of saying "I didn't do that!" he says "Not I do that!" And when I have called him "Bubby" or another pet name he sometimes replies "Not I Bubby!"
- Fully developed linguists would say "The other one." The Prairie Kid says "The nother one."
- And did you know the his favorite instrument is a "Too-tar" (not to be mistaken for "guitar")?
- Also, The Prairie Kid has such enthusiasm for his world that we are consistently hearing "That my favorite!" A trip through the grocery store is full of "That my favorite one, Mom! And that my favorite!"
- My recent favorite: For a long time The Prairie Kid has been saying "last day" instead of "yesterday." Actually, it could have meant yesterday, tomorrow, last week, last year, etc. In a sentence it would go something like this: "Oh, yeah, I work with Daddy last day."
"yesterday." Of course, things take time and there are transitions so it would only makesense that he is saying...
"Oh, yeah, I work with Daddy lasterday."
- "Where it goes?" really means "Where does it go?"
- "I want to do it by self."
- "Mom, how do this shirt for mom?"means "How do I put this shirt on?"
- "Ta-da-lah!" means ta-da!
- Lots of kids go through the "why?" phase. The Prairie Kid is going through the "What that for?" phase. "What that towel for?" "What that ball for?"
- Instead of saying "I don't want to" The Prairie Kid says "I can't like it!"
- And he is still regularly saying "Oops-a-daisy!" along with "Oh my!"
And by the way, augmented locution means "greater or improving phrasing." I get a little bored with my post titles : )