Friday, February 18, 2011

context is everything

Julia's vocabulary of signs has exploded. She can say "wash hands," "baby", "banana" and "car".

There's only one problem with this. All of those signs look exactly alike (sort of rubbing her hands together towards the middle of her chest).

Usually with context, I can figure out what she wants. Though I'm waiting for the day that she'll ask for a banana in the car. Or ask to wash the baby's hands. Or learn another three signs that also look the same.

I've been working on "horse", which involves wiggling fingers around the vicinity of the head. I guess variety is the spice of communication.

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