A babbling toddler speaks in a language only those closest to him can understand, and often even they are giving it their best guess.
The third entry in the Decipherists series tackles that very situation, in which our son uses one almost-a-word type sound to mean multiple things. Or maybe just one meaning. We really have no idea. It seems like it’s a pretty all-purpose word for the kid, seeing as he uses it for a variety of items.
It took some time, and the process of elimination, but we think we’ve been able to suss it out.