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Old Dec 29th, 2016, 21:29 PM   1
BlingyGal
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Is this normal? Terrible pronunciation at 19 months


My daughter is 19 months and her pronunciation of most words is pretty much unintelligible. Other than mama, dada and cheese, it's soooo difficult to understand her. She often uses the wrong starting syllable. So, pillow is Dillow; Charlie is Darlie; Lovey is Muvey etc.
Other errors include Down is Dow, I can barely understand when she says 'up'! She says tons of other things but I haven't been able to translate them yet.
Should I be concerned?



 
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Old Dec 29th, 2016, 23:33 PM   2
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It's normal. As far as being concerned, just be glad she's saying a range of words you can decipher.



 
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Old Dec 29th, 2016, 23:51 PM   3
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No, you shouldn't be concerned. It's 100% normal. Absolutely, completely usual and ordinary! Basically all kids do this.



 
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Old Dec 30th, 2016, 04:39 AM   4
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For 19 months she sounds like she is actually doing pretty well tbh



 
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Old Dec 30th, 2016, 06:06 AM   5
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She sounds like she's doing really well. My 19 month old doesn't say as much as that and what she does say is not overly clear.



 
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Old Dec 30th, 2016, 06:47 AM   6
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I agree with the others, she is doing really well! And yes it is normal!



 
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Old Dec 30th, 2016, 13:48 PM   7
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Thanks for the help, team!

I need to stop comparing to my friends' babies. One friend's daughter is younger than mine but she speaks much more clearly! Another friend, her son is six weeks younger, and supposedly knows all his alphabet and numbers - she can write them down and he will say what they are! Genius baby I guess.



 
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Old Dec 30th, 2016, 14:02 PM   8
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Mine is the same. We have issues with the words truck, fork, frog and sock all sounding like a swear word beginning with f! Fine when we're at home, but we see a lot of trucks out in public...

My LOs pronunciation has improved a lot in the last week or so as well.



 
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Old Dec 30th, 2016, 14:17 PM   9
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Normal. Some things DD says sound perfect, others are so hard to understand. When she says "mommy" even it sounds more like "money" or "my knee"...



 
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Old Dec 30th, 2016, 14:39 PM   10
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That sounds totally fine and it's great that she is even attempting to say those words. My daughter barely said a word at that age!



 
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