February 21 2007 17:23 (+ 8 - 4 )
posted by (gen_here)


I finally finished writing up Robert's vocabulary... and I keep thinking of and hearing new ones that aren't on the list. Writing this up, I've noticed that he doesn't say Rs or Ls yet. I'm not worried about it - they are two of the harder sounds to say. We also follow up his mispronounciations with the correct ones (Like "Wah-wah" is followed by "Would you like your water?"). The one exception to this is pizza - because we think ah-piece is just freaking cute! =)

Anyway, here's what I have so far:

ROBERT'S VOCABULARY
199 words (202 with the 3 not quite right), 10 phrases @ 02/20/07

COLORS - 10
Red (wah-den)
Orange (ornj)
Yellow (vuh-voh)
Green (geen)
Blue (boo)
Purple (puh-poh)
White
Pink
Brown (bown)
Black (back)

NUMBERS - 6
(He'll repeat all of them, but this is what he "counts" on his own)
One
Two
Three (tee)
Four (tore)
Five (tive)
Nine

BODY PARTS - 17
Hair
Eye
Ear
Nose
Mouth (mouse)
Teeth
Chin (tin)
Neck
Hand
Belly
(Belly) Button
Back
Penis
Butt
Knee
Feet
Toes

CLOTHING/DIAPERING - 19
Clothes (coze)
Hat
Shirt (tirsh)
Coat (coke)
Gloves (goves)
Diaper (bah-poh)
(speaking of diaper...) Poo poo
Pants
Pocket (used to be pock-ick... so cute!)
Jeans (deans)
Socks (tocks)
Shoes
Boots
Slipers/Zipper (whuh-whuh in context)
Glasses (gyasses)
Blanket (bah-pis)
Pillow (po or "boo" for his blue pillow)
PJs (tee tees)

FOODS - 37
Oatmeal (me-yoh)
Egg
Milk (mook)
Bread (bahm)
Toast (tdost)
Juice
Water (wah-wah... Ugh)
Noodles (new-nohs)
Hot dog (ha dog)
Ham
Cheese
Banana (nah-ya)
Apple
Apple sauce
Cheerios (Ohs)
Peaches (peet-is)
Beans (means either green beans, pinto beans, or jelly beans)
Peas
Meat
Lettuce (yeh-yes)
Cracker (cah-ker)
Corn (cone)
Chips (pips)
French fries (tah ties)
Chocolate (kah-kick)
Cookie (tee-tee)
Taco
Sauce
Wine
Hamburger (bo-go)
Pizza (ah-piece)
Pepperoni (roni)
Treat (teet)
Tea
Bite (as in "May I have a bite?")
Chicken
Noodles and cheese (new-nos ah cheese)

VEHICLES - 15
Car
Truck
Van
Train
Choo-choo
Tractor (same as cracker - context)
Bike
Motorcycle (cy-co)
Helicopter (copter)
Boat
Ambulance (am-blance)
Bus
Wagon
Airplane (ah-pane)
Submarine (reen)

ANIMALS - 16
Animals (ah-mose)
Zoo
Cat
Doggie
Cow
Horse
Pig
Lamby
Gator (gay-guh)
Zebra (be-bah)
Turtle
Monkey
Giraffe (jaff)
Frog
Duckie
Fishie (she-she)

PEOPLE - 24
Mama
Dada/Daddy
Bob-Bob (he usually giggles after saying it!)
Robert - (Rah-zhet)
Mikaela (Kaya - like kayak w/o the "k")
Mikki (Me-key)
Oma
Grandpa (Bapa or Papa)
Busia (Boo-bah)
(Auntie) Jessie (Duckie)
(Uncle) Andrew (Oh-do)
(Aunt-to-be) Brandi (Bandie)
(Auntie) Ali (Ah-yee)
(Uncle) Paul (Paw)
Hannah (Ah-nah)
Darla (Dah-yah)
Prentice (Pen-tiss)
Jon
Chris (Kiss)
Steph (Tef)
Bernice (Niece)
Luke (Yuke)
Doctor Peters (Gah-go Peerce)

ADJECTIVES - 13
Hot
Warm
Cold
Wet
Dry (die)
Heavy
On
Off
Up
Down
Open (formerly "opem")
Close (coze)
More (mo - he used to sign this and recently started again while saying it)

CHURCH - 11
Church (chuhch)
Cross
Jesus (Dee-dus)
Book
Pray (pay)
Amen
Piano (pyow - means piano, organ, keyboard)
Music (meek)
Song (kong)
Office (awsh-ish)
Work (woke)

OTHER SINGLE WORDS - 31
Light (yite - can mean lamp)
Bath (bass)
Towel (tau)
Eat (answer to "are you hungry?")
Cup
Plate (pate)
Bowl
Spoon ('poon)
Fork (cork)
Napkin (bah-pin)
Computer (puter)
Remote (mote)
Phone (tone)
Mail (may-yo)
Nap (map)
Tree (tee)
House
Hello (heh-woah)
Hi!
Please (peas)
Potty
Bubbles (buh-bows)
Baby
Dolly (dah-yee)
Star (taur)
Box
Tickle (tick-o)
Hunk
Fart (tart)
Burp (bup)
Dance

PHRASES - 10
I love you (ah-woo)
Go Gators! (go gay-gus)
Good night (nigh-nigh)
All done (aw dun)
Thank you (do-do with correct inflection)
You're welcome (wuh-come)
All wet (awe wes)
Bye-bye
Dada's home (Dada home)
Mama's toes (Mama toes)

NOT QUITE RIGHT - 3
Pooh (any bear)
Nice (Mikki's rattle - I once told him to "be nice"' when he was shaking it close to her head.)
Heavy (Mikki - When she was born, he wanted to hold her. I told him he had to sit down first because she was heavy.)


three comments:

Brandi Todaro [() ] February 21 2007 22:10
You missed one.......well sorta.......by Andrew is should be (cah-ker or oh-do)
He is so smart. As the nurse said he should have a vocab of 20 words (right?)....he has almost 200...that is amazing.

Genevieve (Mama) [() ] February 22 2007 00:03
Well, I have cracker on there under food. As cute as it is, I doubt Andrew will stay "Uncle Cracker" forever - just like Robert won't learn to refer to himself as "Stinka Butt" even though we refer to him as such. You know?

Grandpa [ ] February 22 2007 04:19
ah piece is my favorite.....meeps?



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