Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Open For Interpretation
We have quite a hodge-podge of words that circulate between Alethia and Cai.
There is the typical "Toddlerese" mixed with a Ugandan accent, a little "Lispish", topped off with some Luganda.
It is a beautiful language I quite simply call "Toddlerlulispigandish", the term for an American and Ugandan toddler learning to speak English together:)
Here are a few of my favorites:
e-bee-u-dee = everybody
white = the color, the opposite of black
white = not wrong. correct.
bee-i-ll-ed = spilled
tu-gen-go = tugende (Lugandan for let's go)
be-ack = the color black
yell-come = your welcome
Buzz yite-yurt = Buzz Light-year shirt
quinky = squinky
Super Hero Squadstumes = Super Hero Squad Costumes
***I'd LOVE to hear some of the cute things your kids say!***