Claire has discovered grammar, including the past tense (so that “Dada! Dada Mama dada zapatos dada Claire” means “Hey Dad! Mum and I went to Rockridge Kids and bought these cool new shoes!”) and the subjunctive (“Dada Mama dada brum! brum! dada woof!” -> “Mum, let’s drive to Salome’s to see Belinda!”)

Still no verbs or conjunctions, leaving “Dada” (and sometimes “Dadada”) to take the place of everything that isn’t a noun. Still, it’s better than the days when “Dada” just meant everything good, and “Mama” meant “DISAPPOINTED!”

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