A short glossary of Mark terms, because some unnamed Grandma keeps pestering me for a new entry, and do we really want to read about snotty noses and not being able to sleep? (No. And I don't want to write about it either. It makes my nose stuffier.)
BEE-bee: Baby. Either in reference to a picture of a baby or the one in Mommy's tummy. Or, occasionally, in reference to an actual baby, though he doesn't pay as much attention to them as you'd think, given his fascination with pictures of them.
COOK-kie: Just exactly what it sounds like. Usually said while pointing to the overly large barrel of cookies on the counter.
DAT, also DIS: That and this. Nouns interchangeable with any word he doesn't want to say. Often accompanied by a point.
DCKL: (mostly sounding like a funny noise with his mouth) Tickle. Usually when he's been tickled, the laughter has stopped, and he wants it to continue.
DAH-Deee: His favorite person.
EAT!: (often repeated) Eat. It's a good way to get him to the high chair. "Time to eat, Mark!" He replies, "Eat! Eat! Eat!" and rushes in the general direction of the table.
EEF: The sound a dog makes.
EEPS: Grapes. Apparently, though not confirmed.
GUCKY: (Guk-Key) Lucky. Mark has two dog friends named Lucky; both are very nice and like little kids. Last week the boy Lucky and his owner came over to say hello. The girl Lucky is often visible from our front yard (sometimes leading us to really want to cross the street to say hi).
ISH!: (often EESH) Fish, often the ones at the Library, though sometimes referring to fish in books or those at Meijer. Often repeated excitedly from the entrance doors of the library.
MAAAH-Meee: Someone who gets him what he needs. (In a choice between the two parents, it's usually DAH-Dee.)
MUK: Sounds like it should mean "milk," but I think it means "Something out of the refrigerator".
NO: (sometimes accompanied with shaking of the head) 1. No. 2. Yes. 3. Maybe. 4. None of the above. Often an answer to a question, but frequently not a negative response.
No, No, No: (Accompanied by a naughty smile, often said to Grandma or other non-parental grown-up): Mom and Dad don't let me do this; are you going to?
RAH, also DAH: Sounds made by Lions, Tigers, Elephants, and sometimes Dolphins
YUCKY: (usually with a giggle) A fun word to say without much meaning. Also a funny word for Grandma to say. Grandma seems to mean something by it, but Mark just likes the sound of it. Synonyms: Yes, Yak, Yakety yakety yak, yesterday, yellow, and any other word that begins with "Y".
Other words that he understands that make occasional appearances: BOOK, DOG, CAT, BEAR, COAT, JACK (jacket), UMM-MAH (Grandma), BATH, PEES (please, accompanied by the Baby Sign for please, rubbing his belly, which he learned from his cousin Jonathan).
Well, that is a short glimpse into the vocabulary of the boy. I have not chosen to include various tones of shriek as they are hard to phoneticize.