Monday, September 29, 2008

Maryam's Language Part I

First word: Baba (then mama)
Early words:
1. Lela (from Apek's song Aspalela - thanks to her aunties!)
2. Gijah (a corruption of elephant in Malay)
3. Cuti (holidays)
4. Todak (spearfish - a corruption of box - kotak)
Yes words:
1. Nak (I want it!)
2. Biar lerr (Let me do it)
3. Takpe (It's okay)
No words:
1. Nanak (I don't want it)
2. NOOOOO! (followed by a loud cry)
Good words:
1. A-kum (assalamu'alaykum - when entering house)
2. Aa-kebar (Allahu Akbar)
3. Laa-laah (La ilaha illaLlah)
Friends words:
1. Aa-iq (Faiq - cousin)
2. Kakaya (Sister Farihah - cousin, Faiq's elder sister)
3. Aa-sar (Aisar - cousin)
Family words:
1. Aa-man (Aiman - her younger brother)
2. Baba (father), also Yang (darling, copied from her mum)
3. Mama (mama), also mek (copied from her aunties & others)
4. Ayoh (grandpa, her mum's papa)
5. Nini or Ani, Syasya or Sya, Tan or Pin-tan, Ana (her four aunties)
Usual words:
1. Ash (I want ice - give me ice!)
2. Tumpah ke? (did I drop the water?- of course after she dropped it)
3. Sakit ke? (does it hurt? - when someone cried "ouch" near her)
Best word: Aa Baba (I love Baba!)

2 comments:

mr khamsani said...

Byknya Maryam blajaq. Dh brapa taun ni?Xsabo den nk jumpa Maryam winter nih.

Seri Negara said...

Maryam baru setahun setengah. Dah banyak & cepat belajar, biasalah budak kecil, ibarat kain putih, corak apa saja senang lekat. Winter ni mungkin dia tak pi Ottawa lagi sebab nak teman adik dia bagi besaq sikit. Maklumlah sejuk...