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On 3-12-99, Nik Taylor wrote: "Speaking of childish pronunciations, my
first word was /'ki.ki/ = "kitty" (yes, even before "mama" or "dada"!),
with assimilation of place for the second consonant."

Even before 'mom' and 'dad,' hunh? My first word was even less social -
bird. My dad does a good impression of me in my crib, but I am absolutely
unable to write it down phonetically, much less in email code.

(8-o)  (the surprised Orangutan face)

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Brian Betty, Front Desk
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
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Tel. (617) 426-1350