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1lenguaje de bebé masculinelengua de trapo femininedon't use baby talk to her — no le hables en media lengua
- Because we are exchanging - instead of simple talk, and silly talk, and simple words, baby talk - we are now communicating ideas from one to the other.
- The pair of them seemed to be having a conversation of their own in their own little world of baby talk.
- If she needs a favour done urgently she asks in baby talk.
- Peter Farb, a linguist and anthropologist, carried out a fascinating study about baby talk.
- All recordings contained the same nonsense mutterings, but some mimicked the singsong rhythm of baby talk - known to spark infants' interest - while others sounded flat.
- At the time of apprehension S.H.S.P. used little language other than baby talk, which was difficult to understand.
- Forms of baby talk are also used in jocular, intimate conversation.
- Also, grandparents' names often come from a toddler's inability to pronounce a certain name; presumably the 5-year-old kid you are writing about is beyond baby talk.
- Joyce begins his Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man with a couple of pages of just gurgley, gooey baby talk, describing the world as seen by an infant from its crib.
- The older child may become extremely jealous and display aggressive behavior toward the baby or such regressive acts as bed-wetting or baby talk.
- We were too old for baby talk, too young for discussions about philosophy, local politics and international affairs.
- Such baby talk itself originated, she posits, as a response to two other hallmarks of human evolution: upright walking and big brains.
- Occasionally, between poems, she chattered in a form of baby talk.
- Martin garbled baby talk and wailed out giggles.
- In baby talk, mothers simplify and formalize their behavior.
- Mothers employed none of the acoustic signatures of baby talk while talking to another adult.
- And I think one of the mothers who said she didn't speak like that, when we recorded it, she was in fact probably one of the more pronounced people using baby talk.
- His parenting skills were described as poor and he as being rigid, inflexible, confrontational and a poor influence on C.T. as she reverted to baby talk when she was with him.
- The author of several books on child development, she says the show's use of baby talk is not only ineffective but potentially detrimental to speech development.
- I thought that you said that you never would talk baby talk to her?
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