[ bahy-tawk ]
/ ˈbaɪˌtɔk /
incidental conversation; small talk; chitchat.
Solving the Mystery Of Babbling Baby Talk“Baby needa burpie?! Yeees?? [burp] Oh! WHOOOZa good baby? YOU are! Yeeesssssyouare!” Whether you find this adorable or aggravating, gaggles of parents around the world speak to their infants in singsong “goos” and “gahs.” The style has diverse names, from baby talk and motherese (but what about Dad?) to the neutral and more official-sounding child- or infant- directed speech. Whatever you choose to call it, …
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To this bit of by-talk the Commissioner and Martin had been paying a desultory attention as they sipped their tea.The Locusts' Years|Mary Helen Fee