- "Auto" which we believe is pronounced in Dutch and he has learned from his Flemish father;
- "A boir" (that is "to drink" in French), which he has learned from his Moroccan nanny;
- and a very polite "Grazie" in my own mother tongue.
He's the son of an Italian and a Flemish (Belgian) living in Paris, France. To add spice to the menage, Mum and Dad speak English to each other! Hence, he is surrounded by 4 languages every day.
Milo has several little buddies with parents of different nationalities, who are confronted daily with multi-linguism; a task which can develop great assets for this generation, but that can also mine their language learning process. It is not unusual for bilingual kids to start speaking slightly later than monolingual ones.
My curiosity as Milo's mum and as woman, inspired me to start this blog, in which I will monitor his language development, hoping to share some useful insights!