Someone dear to me has new words almost every day lately. He started talking at about 10 1/2 months, with "num-num," which was used for both food and eating. I keep thinking I should record some of this, so I don't forget how amazing and cute it is to watch him learn. Some days he literally wakes up and has a new word - like he was dreaming about ducks all night, and decided to say "duck" before he forgot it in the morning. So his current vocab looks something like this:
Aight= light, switch
Daoooo= down (he sounds like Dori speaking whale when he says this!)
Dog=any unrecognized four-legged animal
La-la-la=pig (thanks, Sandra Boyton)
tuck=anything with wheels. Also, anything that looks like a wheel (like a floor fan)
cock=chalk (for drawing on the blackboard)
ta-tuh-tuuu= toilet paper
And then there are those that strangers can understand too:
up=his very favorite word. For a long time there was a dramatic pause before the 'p' sound - like "uuuu... PUH." So cute.
And he still uses some signs, especially the one for more / again. I am pretty sure I am missing a few words, because sometimes he says words for a couple days and then drops them totally. I don't get that at all, but he isn't really into the metacognative discussions.