Saturday, May 12, 2012


(I'm testing out a mobile blogging app, so the posts might be picture limited, but hopefully more frequent.)

Josh has been talking up a storm these days. I don't think we are anywhere close to the two year old milestone of having half his words understandable to strangers. We often joke that he just has an early retainer because he talks like he has marbles in his mouth. At least now he knows he CAN communicate and is more willing to repeat his ideas several times to get the point across. I know this jumbled speech is something we are going to miss when he gets older.

Shzat yo's? = is that yours, repeated 976 times each day
Yesh peesche = yes please
Hey-ya-cha-sher = helicopter
Wah-cher = water
Sche-all = cereal
Wash a show = watch a show
Bass-sh time = bath time
Treess-sh = trees
Jas-kanssss-sh core-er = Jackson's Corner, our favorite dinner spot in Bend, which Josh yelled repeatedly for 30 minutes on our drive over the mountains.

Basically, he struggles with the "ch" and "th" sounds and turns most ch, th, sh, and ending "s" sounds into a three syllable extravaganza. All of us (including Owen) are getting pretty good at translating, but most people can't even tell that josh saying real words. (add in the fact that he still looks too young to be talking, and people that don't really know him just aren't inclined to try and decipher his speech. For the sake of communication, I hope the word clarity keeps getting better, but for pure entertainment, we'll keep the lisping, retainer wearing two year old a bit longer!

I thought of some other ones I wanted to record for the future:
I see-ee yo wap = I sit in your lap?
Was-ch = watch, wash, or Lunch!
Bes-sches = breakfast
Shees peesche = cheese please
Yo-yur = yogurt
She-shaw = sing a song
Nee sup = need some, need soap, or need syrup
Can-cakes = pancakes (one of those pronunciations that we have even started to use)


Colleen said...

Josh-ese is so cute! I know it will be nice to have him speaking properly, but this is going to be a fun post to look back on one day!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I can't want to try out my expert skills at understanding different articulations! I remember when we couldn't tell whether Calla was saying "octopus" or "applesauce," and "dinosaur" and "grocery store" sounded virtually the same. That said, she just had an articulation eval and her age level of articulation is younger than Josh's actual age, so there you go.