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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Pookat!!!!!!

Wondering what the title meant?!!!!


No, its not not some African term!


No, its not some expletives of some mundane culture!


And no...certainely no to whatever thing u may be thinking it is!!!


Well...lemme tell you how the word came into being!


Yes there is a story behind this one too...


On a bright beautiful morning when my sons and i were playing outside in the porch...Bittu, (the younger of the two) came running in full speed and shouting on top of his voice,"POOKAT, POOKAT!"


It took me some time to figure out what it meant and he kept pointing to a direction and kept repeating the word...then i saw what he was referring to....it was a Pussy Cat!

LOL....I had a good laugh!


I wanted to title this blog as the joy of motherhood...but decided the present one was a better one.


Kids have their own way explaining things through actions or words that they create! It always amused me as to how kids try to imitate the phonetic sounds made by people around them.


The greatest test of being a mother is trying 2 understand what the kid wants and to decipher their words... I have comipled a list of words my kids use daily. It was real fun trying to remember all these funny words. (Oh boy! the time it took me to decipher these simple words initially)



EATABLES

aapil=apple

bananana/payam=banana

fi-fy=fish fry

chika=chicken

paaaal=paal/milk

bikit=biscuit

pappam=papadam

kae ko=ketchup

papathi=chapathi

bella=water

chochi/kokolat=chocolate


ANIMALS


pookat=pussy cat

dug=dog

kiiiili=kili/bird

buderfye=butterfly

tatumma=tata amma/parrot


INSECTS


lisa=lizard

koko=cockaroach

gub=bug

mosindo=mosquitoe


MACHINES


come pter=computer

miski=mixier

wasen machi=washing machine

mom mom/mawbile=mobile phone

fidge=fridge

dight=light

fa=fan

echi=air conditioner


VEHICLES


boodezer=buldozer

lury=lorry


NUMBERS


senu=seven

sen eighteen=seventeen


COMMANDS


taachu=thank u

peese=please

aa bae cum=welcome

forry=sorry

pechupoyi=pedichupoyi/got scared

chachi/ungam=sleep

notty boy=naughty boy

goo boy=good boy

chaka umma=chakara umma/kiss

tou toi=thottu pokaruthe/dont touch

don tacch= dont touch

sun di undo?=sundari undo?/asking if he looks good

veepokum= veenu pokum/will fall down

minene=vee nae ne/would have fallen down

oppa=open

choi=itch

kucham=kulikyam/take bath

toileet=toilet




GETTING DRESSED



shoo=shoe
fofe=socks
keem=cream
powe=powder
fope=soap
pum purse=pampers
fe=spray/perfume



AND THESE TOO....



maket=market
kakul=takol/key
fool=school
mecine=medicine
mayaa=rain
kishna=krishna
mister b=mr.bean/any cartoon
papier=paper
floweh=flower
bupees=rupees
twinkle,twinkle...=tinah tinah...



There are still more...life with kids at this stage ,when they are learning is real fun. It always sets me thinking that I used to be so helpless like them! and I grew up and so did my vocabulary! One day,they will grow up and be fit to fly away from my nest,from under my care...then I will have these words and other beautiful memories with me!



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4 comments:

shyamu said...
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shyamu said...

Hey Dude , Just amazing how you record these usual but most interesting part of your daily life . Good one. BTW you need to find a name for this "Dialect" , So that we can make it official , and All kids can use it in future.

Santiago said...

My little cousin sister came to my mind when i read this post... her pet name is 'BiBi' ... u know how the term "Bibi" originated? When she was a small child we used to call her "baby"... hearing this she tried to call herself "baby" but came out as "bibi"....and now she is our "Bibi":D lozzz....

and last para of ur post is very touching .... :)

Mittu said...

sherikkum touching aanu thante last lines.. u r a very obeservant mother..