By Abhijit Bhaduri
The most common baby talk style is to create new words that are supposedly more comprehensible to the baby. Parents will point to a dog and refer to it as “bow-wow” or call a cat as “meaow”. You could say that they are both referring to the sound of the animal and hence justified. How do you explain referring to food as “num-num”? That is a close approximation of the sound that is made when a toothless infant attempts to eat, a parent had explained to me. Try it out. But does baby talk limit the amount of vocabulary the child picks up? Does that matter?
Abhijit Bhaduri is the Chief Learning Officer of Wipro, author & enthusiastic enough to try anything. Is a prolific writer, speaker and blogger. Has published books like : Don’t Hire The Best & the MBA series. His works can be explored on his site http://www.abhijitbhaduri.com/