So I've been meaning to write a list of all the words Moana now says at 15 months... I remember Angela did that a while back and I thought it was a great idea (though I think back then Moana had all of about two words so it would have been a pretty short list). This week it seems her vocabulary has exploded. Maybe she's trying to show off for Grammy, or maybe the timing of her newly acquired verbal expertise is just a coincidence with Grammy's trip. I'm leaning toward the show off theory because it seems she suddenly has no fear of trying to repeat a word that she hears, even if she's not even close to being able to say it. For instance, I can tell her, "Say Grammy." And she will reply, "Ba." I'll say, "Perfect. Good girl." Then she'll say, "go girl". Pretty close!
Eventually she'll have too many words to count, but for now, Moana's language:
Yes, No, Mama, Dada, Hoku, thank you, good girl, please, ball, car, beach, gecko, more, people, banana, night night, hi, go, airplane, opps, uh oh, bath, read book, all gone, sleep, wow.
So theoretically she could say something like, "Hi People. Yes mama, good girl go beach. Uh oh, Hoku's ball all gone. Night night, dada. Read book please, thank you, go sleep."
Though in her language, Mo'a'nese, it would sound like. "Hi pe-pol. Yes mama, go gerl go be. Uh oh, Gogu ba a go. Nai nai, dada. Be bo pees, dank do, go seeep."
You have to be an expert to understand Moanese. The only way to learn it is via Total Immersion. Listen to it all day and eventually you will be able to interpret her language as well. :)