Sometimes, I'm wondering if these baby language (below) have became an International baby language, or Asians or are they Malaysian made ?
Eating / Food = mum mum
Bathe = pom pom
Sleep = oink oink (sounds like pig) hehe
Pass urine = shee shee
Pass motion = enggg enggg
Outing = kai kai
Water = kut kut
insects = kar kar (literaly translate as 'bites'?)
dog = wou wou
cat = meow meow
I still remember SIL used to teach her son (who was then 3 - 4 y.o) that satay is known as 'emmuak'. I don't know why she choosed this word. Maybe the way we eat this skewer meat
sounds like that? Whenever her son wanted to eat satay, he will say "I want to eat 'emmuak'.
Even up till today (6 y.o) he will refer satay as 'emmuak' althought he already knew the correct word.
One of my relative used to refer car as 'M M' to her son. Her son was then still a toddler always said 'M M' when he wanted to play with a car toy or wanted to sit in a car. I don't know what does that mean. Maybe he got a toy car with the brand of 'M'. Her son has all grown up now and is furthering his studies in the local U.
Same goes to hubby. He likes to tell the kids soya milk is 'papa's milk milk'. This has been 'saved' into YX's memory and whenever he goes to the pasar malam, he will said "I want to drink 'papa's milk milk'. Why papa's milk milk you must be wondering. Because soya milk is white in colour (looks like milk) and hubby loves soya. Thus, papa's milk milk was created.
Do you have any other baby language to share with me here? Would love to hear from you ^_^