While I have every reason to believe that Joshua’s vocabulary is appropriate for his age, the fact that he can’t pronounce many of these words properly leaves Hubs and I rolling on floor in laughter. Here’s some examples:
open = oh-deng
thank you = kew
Joshua = jah-jah
diaper = ah-per
yes = ass
While we don’t laugh outright at him, we certainly snigger a hell lot behind his back. But in a loving way, of course. Most children take time to learn how to pronounce words properly, and Joshua’s no exception. What we can do is to only repeat the words clearly while making him notice the way our mouths move, in hope that he’ll mimic exactly and catch on.
He also tends to confuse “hands” and “hair“. We’re enunciating the 2 words quite clearly, so I believe it’s just him.
There’s this one other thing we just don’t get: how he can say “tattoo” very very clearly. It’s his current favourite word to be repeated a million times a day while pointing to our tattoos.
It’s actually kinda freaky.