Isaac is 28 months old today and we remain amazed by his language development every day! He is now using the -ing form fairly consistently, and has begun to use pronouns and conjunctions to link his sentences. His pronunciation is also getting better — he can articulate fricatives quite accurately as well as sounds such as /ch/.
And! He’s making novel sentences all the time. Recently he told us ‘Isaac don’t want (the) air-con compressor (to) make funny sounds. Isaac don’t know what it is’. We find the second sentence quite amazing!
Also, usually at the end of his shower, Lyn would ask him ‘Are you done?’ and he did two things with this phrase. First, he began to combine it with other bits to say ‘Are you done eating purple bread?’ which is quite advanced syntax for his age! Then, he does a bit of wordplay too. He calls dandelions ‘dandana’ (the first syllable sounds like the ‘done’) and he would play with us. When we ask, are you done? He would reply cheekily, are you dandana?
We still can’t believe that he was only saying single words, and barely forty of them just four months ago!2323