Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mostly Mamina...blogging from A to Z ...V

V is for vaavva or vocabulary of a sub-year baby.

Vaaavva. That's one of the first vowel consonant combinations that my baby tried. It's definitely amusing to watch her try different sounds. Mmma, Brrua. From such simple trials are born vast vocabularies of languages.
I remember meeting a mother in a store speaking broken, incorrect English to her son. When I asked why she doesn't just talk to her son in her native Indian language since he has other places in the US that he could learn English (ahem, correct English, I meant) she looked at me as if I was crazy. "He will get confused, no?"
I, just like most children in the diverse city of Mumbai, learned four languages by the time I was three. My child probably will pick up two or if we're lucky, three. We can pack it all away somewhere in that little big brain of ours.
Human beings never cease to amaze me.

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