Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Baby's First Words

What were your first child's first words? I am guessing that you didn't record your second and subsequent children's as rigorously.

This is a list of our first child's first words. They are not in any order, but some of the words later in the list were learnt later. But the first to appear are not to be taken as the first to be said.

I wrote these words down in Narromine in 1976. I wish I had written the date on the sheet!

1. Dee dum dee-dum [Humpty Dumpty]
2. book
3. look
4. deedle deedle [= I’m going to drop this plate if you don’t take it!]
5. bease [please]
6. Bease Mummy
7. dogge [thank you]
8. more
9. nice
10. like
11. bib
12. cup
13. cheese
14. meat
15. egg
16. pea
17. bean
18. tato [potato]
19. Daddy
20. Zustin [Justin]
21. bapple [the first vowel should be a shwa, = apple]
22. peg
23. shoes
24. duss [socks]
25. pants
26. door [= Pick me up, please!]
27. tree
28. dook [drink]
29. boon [balloon]
30. dock [clock]
31. geetar [guitar]
32. speaker [part of hifi]
33. dickie [biscuit]
34. ears
35. eyes
36. nose
37. phone
38. teeth
39. wool
40. eyebrow
41. hair
42. chin
43. beard
44. juice
45. night night [Goodnight]
46. boom boom
47. Brass [Tijuana Brass LP]
48. Ring Ring [Abba song]
49. Bar Bar [Barbara Ann, Beach Boys song]
50. powder
51. hand
52. dirty
53. wet
54. yuck
55. bath
56. hot
57. Bach
58. Chee-cho [Tchaikovsky]
59. Ine [Haydn]
60. Quaygwer [Captain Quaver, Aussie children’s record]
61. brush
62. tractor
63. teapot
64. Joan
65. Gran
66. Dad-dad [Grandad]
67. Pa
68. Nanna
69. Nina [Sheena]
70. bird
71. Georgie
72. dirt
73. grass
74. chair
75. paper
76. duck
77. car
78. truck
79. doash [toast]
80. kee-cat [cat]
81. dawg [dog]
82. beetbic [Weetbix]
83. tissue
84. pen
85. purse
86. keys
87. fish
88. two dolls
89. teddy
90. ball
91. one
92. two
93. sss [three]
94. sharp
95. pin
96. mook [rhymes with book = milk]
97. wash
98. down
99. Bible
100. bed
101. ring
102. light
103. sugar [= sugar bowl]
104. woee [water]
105. man
106. toe
107. woof woof
108. moo
109. pom pom
110. ride
111. stuck [in rocking horse]



1 comment:

Stan McCullars said...

Our son's first word was Daddy. He was only three months old. We and our friends were having lunch and our reaction shocked him. He didn't say another word for well over a year.