One of those posts that mostly for me.
At 18 months Junior has a deceptive amount of language. Deceptive becuase his pronunciation is often poor, and because once he has a word that works for him, he sticks with it, even if it's wrong. And because of course we have Pob in our heads, and at this age she was already using short sentences. But he is starting to really communicate, and his frustration is somewhat less, which is fantastic. We are getting a lot less pinching and biting, although sibling rivalry is on the rapid rise.
At 18 months Junior says
Please (he pronounces the 'pl' really beautifully)
Thank you (tankoo)
Dereyougo (all one word, but very clear and situation-specific - he says it as he gives you something)
Nee-naw (as in either ambulance, fire engine, police car - anything with a siren)
Milk (very mangled, he says something like 'mix' but he signs when he does this)
Apple (very deliberately - App-Pull)
Cockee (coffee - applied indiscriminately to whatever an adult is drinking)
[short version of Pob]
Bobo (as in the book 'Hug')
Camel (yes we read 'dear zoo' a lot!)
Socks (very mangled but he's got the cks sound right)
Animal noises - woof, roar, ssss, oink, meow, eeee (squeak)
Think that's about it, I've probably forgotten a few, but a good indication of where he is.