Wednesday, August 8, 2012 09:18 AM
(Last updated on Thursday, August 9, 2012 07:18 PM)
A Griffin-to-English Dictionary
 by Fëanor

The boy is getting better and better at speaking, so a lot of the stuff he says now is completely clear and understandable. But some of it still requires a bit of interpretation. Probably I will update this as we remember/notice more of his vocab. (UPDATE 1: I should perhaps note for clarity that he actually knows many more words than the ones listed here - like "hot dog dance," for example - these are just the ones that can be confusing to the uninitiated.)

UPDATE 2: New entries are bolded below.

Sound(s) MadeApparent Meaning/Explanation
Aa-poh"Hippo"
Aa-poo"Octopus"
Aa-pull"Apple", as well as any fruit or vegetable that looks even remotely like an apple
All-Fahn"Elephant"
Bee-bop or Bee-bot"Robot" or "bug"
Beed-yeahWe really have no idea what this means. He seems to use it to refer to a multitude of unrelated things. It might just be an all-purpose word for anything he doesn't know the word for.
Boo"Spoon"
Chee"Cheese" or "tree"
Ee-ee"Horse" (it's an imitation of the sound horses make)
(ee-)Yeah"Please take this empty sippy cup from me". Yeah, this one's a bit of a mystery. Maybe he's trying to say, "here" as in "here, take this"?
Ho-ho"Pirate" or the TV show "Jake and the Never Land Pirates"
Mao"Mouse"
Mo"More"
MooUsually "milk", sometimes "moon" or "more", and rarely "cow"
Nake"Snake"
Pee-pie"Pizza pie" or "french fry". Conveniently, the same sound designates his two favorite foods!
Puh-uh or puh-puh"Pretzel"
Shih"Fish"
Wa or Wawa"Water"
Wah-Shih"Rocket ship"
Tagged (?): Children (Not), Griffin (Not), Language (Not), Parenthood (Not), Parenting (Not), Personal (Not)



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