Daily Archives: August 27, 2008

Babies and the science of ‘mama’ and ‘dada’

Live Science (via MSNBC) reports on research suggesting that ‘baby-fied’ versions of the words for mother and father (such as mama and dada in English) often are the first words a baby speaks not simply because babies spend so much time around their parents, but also because many languages have mother-words and father-words that are ‘baby friendly.’