Todderish Thicket

This garden is an etymology of the language of my toddlers.

Todderish, or the language of toddlers, may share words from other tongues, but it remains a stubbornly unique language in any host culture.

English-influenced Todderish steals several words. “No,” “mine,” and “more” being some of the most recognizable. Some you may not recognize or may associate with another meaning.

Todderish conjunctions have no matching correlation to the host language. Their meaning is unclear, but the intent is mimicry filler phrases.

Amimoses
noun

ăn′ə-mō′sĭs. Animals. Dese are my sea amimoses. ––G.T. Bilson

Bam
noun

băm. Graham. (who's your brother?) Bam! ––R.A. Bilson

Banay
noun

Bă′nǽ. Bandaid. (points to knee) I wan banay. Banay! ––R.A. Bilson

Beekie
noun

bē′kē. Bacon. More beekie! ––G.T. Bilson

Beesh
noun

bēsh. Beach. Go beesh? ––G.T. Bilson

Bubba-lies
noun

bŭb′a′līs. Butterflies. look at the bubba-lies. ––G.T. Bilson

Bubblies
noun

bŭb′lēs. Bubbles. I got pee bubblies! ––G.T. Bilson

Cwars
noun

kwärs. Cars. (I wanna) play with my cwhars. ––G.T. Bilson

Cawcox
noun

kô-käks. Chocolate. I want cawcox, me! ––G.T. Bilson

Dat-dat
noun

dăt-dăt. Conductor. Dat-dat ona choo-choo! ––G.T. Bilson

Deesh
noun

dēsh. Dirt. I got da deesh. ––G.T. Bilson

Dib-i-dat
conjunction

dib-i-dat. Dib-i-dat wheesh. ––G.T. Bilson

Diis
noun

dēs. This. I want diis! ––G.T. Bilson

Eitch
noun

īch. Light. No eitch. ––G.T. Bilson

Ganpa
noun

găn′pä. Grandpa. Ganpa? ––R.A. Bilson

Gida-gida
conjunction

gĭd′ə-gĭd′ə. Gida-gida truck. ––G.T. Bilson

Gikida
conjunction

gĭ′kĭ′də. Gikida Mahn. (Mahn is G.T.'s neighbor-friend, Ahmar) ––G.T. Bilson

Gook
verb

goo͝k. To cut. Gook da beekie! ––G.T. Bilson

Hoos
noun

hoo͝s. Horse, or large dog. Hoos dere. ––G.T. Bilson

Hopipal
noun

häp′ĭ-pl. Hospital. You got a fever, Mama. Need to go to the hopipal. ––G.T. Bilson

Lalo
noun

lā-lō. Yellow, or snack. I want da lalo. ––G.T. Bilson

Logurt
noun

lō′gərt. Yogurt. I want lalo logurt. ––G.T. Bilson

Look
noun

loo͝k. Crane. Where da look? ––G.T. Bilson

Mahdah
noun

mă′dă. (unknown). Mahdah! (sounds like a British rendition of 'murder!' ––R.A. Bilson

Nack
noun

năk. Snack. I want nack dere, me. ––G.T. Bilson

Nonk
verb

nôngk. To honk. Nonk, nonk! ––G.T. Bilson

Num-nuh
noun

nŭm′nă. Cat, or small dog. Num-nuh meow. ––G.T. Bilson

Op'opal karse
noun

ŏp′ə′pəl kärs. Obstacle course. Wanna try my op'opal karse, Papa? ––G.T. Bilson

Poot
verb

poo͞t. To fart. Papa poot. ––G.T. Bilson

Tika-tika-tika
conjunction

tĭ′də-tĭ′də-tĭ′də. Tika-tika-tika ball! ––G.T. Bilson

Transmourner
noun

trăns-môrnər. Transformer (like Optimus Prime). That's a transmourner! ––G.T. Bilson

Wa-wa
noun

wô′wô. Water. More wa-wa. ––G.T. Bilson

Weer
adjective

wîr. Really. I weer, weer tired Mama. ––G.T. Bilson

Wheesh
noun

hwēsh. Wheel, tire. Da truck's wheeshes. ––G.T. Bilson

Woil
noun

wȯi(-ə)l. Royal. Woil, gimme back my twuck! ––G.T. Bilson

Yawk
verb

yăk. To kick, smack. Yak ball! I no yak de bebe. ––G.T. Bilson