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24 month old making up words

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Chundle Fri 02-Sep-11 10:28:31

hi all just wondering if your kids of same age make up words for things a couple of examples are
gugong - jump
Didoh - clown

She has many more but won't bore you in typing them all! They just seem a bit odd and sound nothing like the real word so only close family understand them. She does have bit of speech delay

PeggyCarter Fri 02-Sep-11 10:36:00

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Chundle Fri 02-Sep-11 10:47:08

Thanks my dd however keeps her strange words and uses them constantly as if they are real words!

DeWe Fri 02-Sep-11 11:06:23

Dd2, who was a very good speaker, made up words sometimes between the age of 18 months and 2yo. Some of them you could see where it came from ("bi-bi" was biscuit for example. She could say biscuit perfectly well) and some of them you couldn't.
It didn't worry me, but if a good proportion of her language was made up I think I'd have mentioned it to someone. Some children do make up their own language, I think it's most common in identical twins.

Queenofthehill Fri 02-Sep-11 11:12:06

I used to make up some words as a child. Dooweg = double-decker bus. Wibber wibber = helicopter. Hector = tube train. Back a back = motor bike. I am now chief sub-editor on a major women's magazine and pretty adept at the old lingo... As long as it's only some words, sure it's totally normal.

Chundle Fri 02-Sep-11 11:22:22

Thanks for the replies guys.
Queen thanks there's great hope for her then smile

nearlytherenow Fri 02-Sep-11 20:35:33

We have this too. DS (3.0) still uses a few "own" words. E.g. he calls clothes pegs "Beetlebugs", Lifts are "B'doinks" and any form of injury is "an Owwy". The rest of his speech is really good, I don't discourage this at all - he used to have lots more "own" words and is gradually dropping them so I'm happy to cling on to the last few.

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