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The Garklet Lexicon
toddler garklet
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The words have been coming thick and fast, and it's been quite a while since I last tried to list his vocabulary, so this is not going to be an exhaustive effort. In general, his spoken vocabulary is less than half the size of his understood vocabulary, and he's adding 5-10 new spoken words a week at the moment. Words he knows:

  • Most of his body parts, although he has a tendency to get 'cheeks' mixed up with 'chicks'. He also has the alarming habit of poking himself in the eye whenever he says 'eye.
  • Clothes. He says 'shoes', 'socks' and 'jumper' quite clearly.
  • A lot of vehicles. We've heard him say 'car', 'van', 'lorry', 'bus', 'train', 'railway', 'aeroplane', 'bike' and 'fire engine', and he can do reasonable impressions of them all. I've probably missed quite a few here, since vehicles are the Best Thing Ever.
  • Animals: 'cat' (obviously), 'dog', 'cow', 'dinosaur', 'spider'. Probably many that I've missed.
  • Quite a lot of foodstuffs, mostly things that are close to his heart: 'ham', 'cheese', 'yoghurt', 'bread', 'peas', 'butter', 'peanut butter', 'apple', 'banana', and 'biscuit'. He also knows 'carrot', which was a bit of a surprise, and 'tomato', even though he won't eat them.
  • Assorted furniture. 'chair', 'bath', possibly 'table'.
  • Bath time: 'sponge' and 'towel'.
  • A few scattered verb phrases, the most notable of which is 'come on !'
  • 'No'. Yes, we're reached that point, and we're starting to get frequent mild tantrums.

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Oh my goodness, that new icon !


That photo was from this summer, so it's a few months out of date. He was 'helping' ias make a chocolate cake (egg-free, naturally).

I take it he likes chocolate ?


He also very clearly says 'gown' for his dressing gown which he always wears between being de-nappied and getting in the bath.

And he knows potato as well as we found out this evening.

I've probably missed quite a few here, since vehicles are the Best Thing Ever.

A few scattered verb phrases, the most notable of which is 'come on !'


Aww, it's a little Jeremy Clarkson.

(Gah. What is it with people who meddle with styles such that blockquote is no longer visually distinct as a quote? Semantic HTML weeps.)

Clarkson, Yesssss.

(Anonymous)
Particular since "motorbike" isn't in the lexicon... Best Troll Evar!

Thanks for the latest update on the garklet's vocab.

I am still convinced he was saying 'spider' when pointing to a cartoon octopus on the side of our plastic baby bath :-)

He could well have been. We're frequently getting looks of extreme disappointment when he realises that his parents are Stupid and Don't Understand.

Will you tell us when he says 'Flange' for the first time.

I'll be sure to teach him that as soon as possible, but he's not particularly good at the 'f' sound yet.

Some of his pronunciations are pretty idiomatic; 'wheel' is pronounced 'oo-ee-lu' (and that's one of the more understandable utterances).

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