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2 1/2 yr old's speech

My 2 1/2 yr old daughter speaks pretty well, she can speak in full sentences but sometimes she will say a word that no one can understand. It almost sounds like she is making up a word. She then gets very mad that we don't understand what she is saying. Has anyone else had a child that did this?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:26 AM on Oct. 30, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I would say that is normal...

    Children get upset when there is a barrier, and her saying a word that you don't understand is a barrier.
    dakotaNrye

    Answer by dakotaNrye at 2:29 AM on Oct. 30, 2008

  • usually she is trying to say something she heard and gets upset b/c she cannot convey her message properly
    CNLueck

    Answer by CNLueck at 2:37 AM on Oct. 30, 2008

  • My son is 4 1/2 and he still makes up words and asks us what they mean. He was very well spoken at 2 1/2 too. At first I would repeat the word and he would tell me if I was saying it correctly. If I was, and it wasn't a word, I'd say "you made up that word, you tell ME what it means." Then he'd make up some crazy definition for it.
    icook

    Answer by icook at 8:54 AM on Oct. 30, 2008

  • Very, very normal.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 11:45 AM on Oct. 30, 2008

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