Baby Language is an adult-interpretable explanation of how babies communicate, according to specific rules:
Banguage letters are represented in 4 phonetic-letter bisyllable pairs.
What the words represents are unimportant, however they may be related to those in another language to give emphasis or better meaning to what the speaker means. Thus,
- Wawa likely has something to do with water or liquid.
- A baby sentence with “Ahka” sounds like unbuckle or open.
Actual meaning is given to Banguage letters through the use of putting emphasis or stress into each phonetic letter.
Banguage letters are shown by the positions of the stressed phonetic letters in binary, plus one.
- ǵagá would be binary 1001, decimal 9 and banguage letter 10.
There are 16 letters in banguage, ranging from 0000 to 1111.
Banguage makes full use of all combinations, meaning for each n-letter words there are 16n combinations.
- 161 1-letter words
- 162 2-letter words
- 163 3-letter words, and so on.
Smaller numbers of letters means a more common word.
Most common Banguage words by letter
* Words 1-3 can be represented by on syllable, such as “yeah” or “wá.”
** A shorthand way to write Banguage is with the letters A-P. Babies occasionally talk this way.
✝ Conjugations are nonexistent in Banguage. Tense is inferred by context or by helping verbs (language dependent)
Banguage word order is the same as the commonly spoken language of the speaker. Thus, Banguage is really just a precursor to a baby's actual language. The baby does not have to know whatever language they will speak in order to have the word order right. It is theorized (But currently unknown) that if a baby does not have a common language, its Banguage will default to the original language of man, likely an original dialect of Mesopotamian or something similar.
A helpful list of accented characters for copy/pasting
á b́ ć d́ é f́ ǵ h́ í j ḱ ĺ ḿ ń ó ṕ q́ ŕ ś t́ ú v́ ẃ x́ ý ź
Notice that the most common words of Banguage are those concerning babies' basic needs and ideas, such as mine, help, want, hurt and no. Also, note that “No” is denoted by a full set of accents, therefore saying “ẃááá” means no, and also indicates intense displeasure.
Banguage may take years to learn. Additionally, once one has learned another language, even the slightest infrequency in usage of Banguage will invariably leave it forgotten.
Fortunately, however, Banguage will never be a completely forgotten language, since all babies are born with the ability to speak it. It is the language that unites us all.
Indeed, Banguage is that which makes us human.