Arwen’s First 500

Here’s the list of Arwen’s first 500 words. The first three words on the list are in the order in which Arwen said them, the rest are in approximate order. When she doesn’t quite manage “proper” pronunciation, a rough take on her pronunciation goes first, followed by that the word actually is. I’ve added a bit of context where it seemed relevant. Ooh, this is thrilling, isn’t it?!?

Stopped at 500 words, which Arwen got to on 15/05/17.

  1. bye
  2. no
  3. nana [banana]
  4. fshhhh [fish]
  5. Daddy
  6. ticka ticka ticka (used when being tickled or tickling someone else; always said three times)
  7. shoe (usually used when putting socks on!)
  8. wee (used when going on a swing or slide, down a hill in the car or when wanting to read book called ‘I Need a Wee’)
  9. Mummy
  10. Nana (meaning grandmother. Very distinct from banana!)
  11. tee [teeth] (used when going to brush teeth)
  12. poo
  13. bee (used when looking at pictures of bees and any other small insects)
  14. bum
  15. back (used when putting things away)
  16. too too (choo choo noise used when playing with trains)
  17. tee [cheese] (same sound as for teeth, but obvious from context which she means!)
  18. book
  19. tuck [stuck]
  20. moo (cow noise used when seeing cows or any four legged farmyard animals)
  21. down (used when wanting to be put down)
  22. mock [milk]
  23. duck
  24. beep (used when pressing buttons, including belly button, or when anything beeps)
  25. Dee Dee [Danger Mouse]
  26. money (used when playing with toy till)
  27. Barney (name of Nana’s dog)
  28. dog
  29. cookie
  30. Betty (name of toy)
  31. more
  32. ball
  33. key
  34. baby
  35. Mog (the name of a book)
  36. mortuh [water]
  37. bed
  38. bat [bath]
  39. me
  40. koh [cold] (always done with a pull in of the shoulders, as though shivering)
  41. Kaywee [Kayleigh] (name of cousin, used for most girls)
  42. door
  43. bell
  44. bag
  45. car
  46. bud [bird]
  47. bed [bread]
  48. dolly
  49. bear
  50. knee (used when she wants to sit on someone’s knee)
  51. tea (used for evening meal, cos she says it right!)
  52. toy
  53. go (used when a red traffic light turns green)
  54. ight [light] (used when looking at night light and always whispered, for some reason)
  55. potty
  56. toyet [toilet]
  57. pider [spider]
  58. hot
  59. cake
  60. peeboo [peekaboo]
  61. wipe (used when having her face wiped)
  62. cock [clock] (bit of an unfortunate one!)
  63. kick
  64. raar (roaring noise used when seeing a lion or dinosaur in a book)
  65. baa (sheep noise)
  66. woh woh [row row] (used with actions when wanting to sing Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
  67. cat (finally! She’s been saying “dog” for ages. It wouldn’t matter, except we have a cat!)
  68. tar [star] (when pointing to stars on bedroom ceiling)
  69. moo [moon]
  70. car [scarf]
  71. no [nose]
  72. toe
  73. uh oh
  74. Ma-yo [Mario] (she’s got a painting of him on her bedroom wall!)
  75. bell [Babybel]
  76. ug [hug]
  77. torty [tortoise]
  78. Gandad [Grandad]
  79. park (wanting to read a book called Busy Park)
  80. dere [there]
  81. Day [Dave] (the name of a book)
  82. red (she likes watching traffic lights change colours)
  83. foor [floor] (said after she dropped something from her high chair and wanted it picking up)
  84. hand
  85. toklit [chocolate]
  86. paper
  87. mucky [monkey]
  88. neck
  89. hair
  90. tow [towel]
  91. tair [chair]
  92. Sheila (name of her auntie)
  93. paper
  94. teddy
  95. nail [snail]
  96. yeah
  97. foot [fruit] (pronounced with an oo, not like foot!)
  98. poon [spoon]
  99. card (used when paying in a shop or seeing people’s purses)
  100. Tiddler (name of a book)
  101. pate [plate]
  102. Tato [Supertato] (the name of a book)
  103. nake [snake]
  104. winnow [window]
  105. people
  106. page
  107. apple
  108. coat
  109. ham
  110. man
  111. tuck [truck]
  112. keem [cream] (used when she wants some moisturiser on her hands)
  113. gate
  114. Minnie (Minnie Mouse)
  115. ed [head]
  116. pig
  117. beem [bin]
  118. pats [pants]
  119. nappy
  120. tolly [trolley] (wanting to go in a supermarket trolley)
  121. pant [plant]
  122. boiny [boingy] (used when wanting to play or playing on trampoline)
  123. Katie (character from book)
  124. weddies [wellies]
  125. tee [tree]
  126. beeb [bib]
  127. dummy
  128. pane [plane]
  129. ow [expression of mild pain]
  130. tep [step]
  131. piky [spiky] (used after touching a chestnut shell that was quite prickly)
  132. cap [clap]
  133. hen
  134. feet
  135. top [stop] (used at traffic lights)
  136. gape [grape]
  137. peeta [pizza]
  138. dinner
  139. nudey
  140. cup
  141. calpol
  142. dockey [donkey]
  143. pengin [penguin]
  144. copter [helicopter]
  145. Bob [name of toy]
  146. house
  147. fower [flower]
  148. cockrel [cockerel]
  149. goat
  150. bunny
  151. mat (used for a coaster)
  152. sheep
  153. wayul [whale]
  154. ebba [zebra]
  155. yo-yo
  156. tower
  157. tump [trump] (as in fart, not Donald)
  158. bottom (used when she wants to read Noisy Bottoms)
  159. tummy
  160. candle
  161. boot
  162. fog [frog]
  163. orsey [horse]
  164. nap [snap] (used to describe a crocodile)
  165. baylit [bracelet]
  166. ton [tongue
  167. ticken [chicken]
  168. loo
  169. shee-saw [see-saw]
  170. ki [kiss]
  171. bike
  172. lady
  173. man [van]
  174. bella [umbreall]
  175. bike
  176. Livya [Olivia] (name of cousin)
  177. Ganpa [Granpa]
  178. mouse
  179. knock
  180. Tokoo [Totoro] (character she has a mural of on her wall)
  181. bikkit [biscuit]
  182. button
  183. pundle [puddle]
  184. tick [stick]
  185. c**t [crunch] (what the hell are we going to do about this one?!?)
  186. fork
  187. hossage [sausage]
  188. bunny [buggy]
  189. gone
  190. hippo
  191. tain [train]
  192. Debbie (character from a book)
  193. rain
  194. dass [dance]
  195. panna [panda]
  196. owl
  197. fwow [throw]
  198. piggy (holding her fingers or toes, wanting to do This Little Piggy)
  199. tacta [tractor]
  200. neigh
  201. campee [comfy]
  202. ready
  203. raddit [rabbit]
  204. tool [stool]
  205. pad [ipad]
  206. pull
  207. dump [jump]
  208. neely [nearly]
  209. help
  210. winny [windy]
  211. tan [stand]
  212. Norma [name of toy]
  213. daw [draw]
  214. possy [Flossy] (name of toy)
  215. lid
  216. pite [pirate]
  217. phone
  218. bum bum [car noise]
  219. dark
  220. table
  221. cappy [coffee]
  222. yes
  223. goose
  224. Armin [Arwen]
  225. seat
  226. pash
  227. boy
  228. gull [girl]
  229. bush [bus]
  230. wack [quack]
  231. [pig noise]
  232. boat
  233. sock
  234. hat
  235. egg
  236. hweet [sweet]
  237. mud
  238. toast
  239. bekkie [brekkie]
  240. leeb [sleeve]
  241. leep [sleep]
  242. boc boc [chicken noise]
  243. jarmies [pyjamas]
  244. Mini (as in my car)
  245. hee haw [donkey noise]
  246. woof
  247. maw [meow]
  248. dino [dinosaur]
  249. cuwah [cover] (wanting the cover taken off a book)
  250. Weez [Louise] (name of toy)
  251. Morph (name of toy)
  252. Taz [Chas] (name of toy)
  253. beerp [burp]
  254. gassiz [glasses]
  255. one
  256. two
  257. fwee [three]
  258. four
  259. cough
  260. neez [sneeze]
  261. weewul [wheel]
  262. pink
  263. face
  264. figga [finger]
  265. fox
  266. Pooh (Winnie the Pooh)
  267. Piglet (from Winnie the Pooh)
  268. Tigger (from Winnie the Pooh)
  269. eat
  270. careful
  271. Tiwee [Chewie] (She just loves her Star Wars teddy!)
  272. sit
  273. pay [play]
  274. shell
  275. rock
  276. picture
  277. wings
  278. nuff [enough]
  279. bit
  280. fire
  281. piece
  282. box
  283. Sophie (name of book)
  284. nice
  285. done
  286. take
  287. kittin [kitchen]
  288. soap
  289. wave
  290. ehtint [elephant]
  291. mango
  292. bidge [bridge]
  293. pash [plash]
  294. tamp [stamp]
  295. Suzy (name of toy)
  296. Nanny
  297. Kia (Nanny’s dog)
  298. run
  299. move (used when you’re in her way)
  300. niff [sniff]
  301. tired
  302. line
  303. circle
  304. cushion
  305. pillow
  306. guys
  307. mucky
  308. racket
  309. pocket
  310. eat
  311. finish (used when she’s finished something, usually food)
  312. nuff [enough] (as above!)
  313. songs
  314. cat [catch]
  315. blue
  316. boon [balloon]
  317. lo [hello]
  318. wave
  319. heavy
  320. dink [drink]
  321. lounge
  322. hwings [swings]
  323. hlide
  324. hlippy [slippy]
  325. happy
  326. cool
  327. ticker [sticker]
  328. Pemowf [Penfold from Danger Mouse]
  329. tand [stand]
  330. tamp [stamp]
  331. sorry
  332. fakes [cornflakes]
  333. ladder
  334. bush [brush]
  335. bush (as in tree)
  336. libee [library]
  337. both
  338. bix [weetabix]
  339. Mum (not for me, for a character in a book)
  340. baddiz [badges]
  341. ca-yuh [carrier]
  342. touch
  343. fence
  344. in
  345. out
  346. up
  347. down
  348. tone [stone]
  349. Linney [Lindsey]
  350. [aeroplane noise]
  351. ta
  352. hankoo [thank you]
  353. melly [smelly]
  354. noisy
  355. pezzit [present]
  356. Emma (name of a book)
  357. jelly
  358. keem [ice cream]
  359. rowbit [robot]
  360. wimmill [windmill]
  361. fast
  362. faster
  363. round (when watching the windmill spin)
  364. towsool [toadstool]
  365. see
  366. yogit [yogurt]
  367. raybow [rainbow]
  368. foutin [fountain]
  369. knockers [binoculars]
  370. funny
  371. like
  372. come (usually either come in or come on)
  373. it (usually like it, see it, touch it etc.)
  374. in
  375. on
  376. my
  377. mine
  378. some
  379. I
  380. you
  381. bubble
  382. pop
  383. laybid [ladybird]
  384. fie [butterfly]
  385. butter
  386. dop [drop]
  387. fall
  388. found it
  389. Peddis [Pride and Prejudice]
  390. tiger
  391. lion
  392. bumpy
  393. juggle
  394. perfume
  395. pfft [iron] (after the noise it makes when steam comes out)
  396. Lizzie [character from a book]
  397. Mary [character from a book]
  398. Kitty [character from a book]
  399. cockalooloo [cockadoodledoo]
  400. turch [church]
  401. topticks [chopsticks]
  402. perfume
  403. hidin
  404. dill [drill]
  405. banger (hammer)
  406. rub
  407. bonce
  408. saw
  409. helmet
  410. bonk (used when she bashes her head)
  411. gen [again]
  412. diant [giant]
  413. norin [snoring]
  414. lipperline [zip line]
  415. magic
  416. doke [stroke] (the poor cat puts up with this a lot)
  417. pigeon
  418. gorgeous
  419. perfect
  420. lovely
  421. bumblebee
  422. pond
  423. wow
  424. left
  425. right
  426. knickers
  427. bedroom
  428. lily
  429. cone
  430. twig
  431. bone
  432. yours
  433. latte
  434. hoover
  435. tawbee [strawberry]
  436. rasbee [raspberry]
  437. tinky [stinky]
  438. wiggly
  439. worm
  440. koze [close]
  441. deans [jeans]
  442. yummy
  443. abree-abba [abracadabra]
  444. sore
  445. hurt
  446. ow
  447. tase [chase]
  448. goss [gross]
  449. tunnel
  450. shoulders
  451. rapids
  452. sog [Zog] (name of a character from a book)
  453. dagin [dragon]
  454. castle
  455. marmite
  456. hill
  457. toll [troll]
  458. waterfall
  459. okay
  460. now
  461. sad
  462. angee [angry]
  463. bored
  464. last (used to pint out the last one of something)
  465. moteebike [motorbike]
  466. better
  467. paws
  468. click
  469. gab [grab]
  470. lead [dog’s lead]
  471. shiver
  472. goat
  473. knickers
  474. crab
  475. lobber [lobster]
  476. seal (the animal)
  477. divin [driving]
  478. deer
  479. fuff [fluff]
  480. fix
  481. bankit [blanket]
  482. tissue
  483. firework
  484. Coke
  485. barbecue
  486. kymin [climbing]
  487. letter
  488. golf
  489. we
  490. heecock [peacock]
  491. rat
  492. tinker [stinker] (what we call her when she’s done a bad nappy)
  493. hood
  494. rocket
  495. fap [flap]
  496. panner [spanner]
  497. punger [plunger]
  498. caterpillar
  499. ribbit [frog noise]
  500. rubbish