Varun’s English for snake: paamb
When he wants to say he does not want milk: I want milk vaendam
His response to my random instructions/requests in English: ummm…, ok!, or simply responds by nodding his head.
I sing to him: Its raining, its pouring, the old man is snoring…
Varun: no. appi padakudadhu. “iss raening, iss poning, the ol man is noning”.. appi padanum
I pick up the scissors to cut open the milk pack.
Varun: Adhe thodaadhe. iss dangerous..
Like his anna, he thinks English is all about crisp ending to sounds. As in ‘paamb’