September 6th, 2013


A Guide to Toddler Pronunciation

Morgan has started occasionally repeating words we say. This gives us useful context with which to figure out what it is she's trying to say. She uses more words than I am aware of, but it's obscured by her pronunciation. Through careful observation, I have deduced the following rules to convert a word from English to Toddler, Morgan dialect:

1. If you hit a difficult consonant, replace it with d.
2. If you hit a difficult vowel, replace it with u.
3. All syllables must end in a vowel. If the English syllable ends in a consonant, either leave it off or add a vowel.


all done --> adu
down --> dow
dog --> doDEE!!!
diaper --> didu
water --> dadu
shoes --> du
toes --> doe

Translating the other way is . . . tricky.