When a 17-month-old answers a question, are they responding to the content, or to the questioning tone of voice? Does anybody know?
I think Raisin must really understand some of our more complicated questions. I mean, she's been responding to things like "Do you want more?" for months -- she recognizes the key word "more" at the end, and makes the corresponding sign. But recently she's started saying "yeah" when I ask "Did you have a good day?" "Are you ready to go to school?" "Do you need a clean diaper?"
But if I ask an unfamiliar question, she usually doesn't respond -- so she must be really listening to me, right? Of course right.