Interesting topic for this forum. Do any of you have very early memories, particularly from a time before you could communicate with language?
----- "Don Conklin" <don.conklin@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
| Well this thread is veering in directions I wouldn't have expected but
| has wandered into an area I can contribute to. As the father of
| triplets, multiple birth siblings often develop their own language
| before acquiring any proficiency in their parents' native tongue. Thus,
| they "babble" at each other but it's clear from their actions that there
| is some degree of communication achieved. This babbling decreases as
| their parents language is learned, starting around 15 months, varying
| with birth weight. I would not venture to guess what primitives babbling
| contains. Of note, when just gaining some proficiency in their parents'
| language, they understand each other much better than we parents do,
| thus allowing the most proficient toddler to translate for her siblings.
| Don Conklin
| Virginia Beach, VA