We wonder about the origins of some of Aïcha’s words. Here are some that she’s made up. (I’ll add to this entry after consulting with David and as I remember them.)

ABIDAH – Motorbike
AYA – Her baby rug, possibly from the ‘corner’
ILLA – Wet, not to be confused with LA for ‘lady’
UNGAH – Honey
UNNYA – Hungry

This morning, before breakfast, Aïcha said ‘Aïcha big unnya [hungry].’ How’s that for expressiveness?!

Aïcha and the letter A, January 07
Here's Aïcha, wearing a cloak made from a cloth nappy pinned together with a clothes peg and holding her worksheet showing the letter A.