Children and foreign languages

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    maulacat New Member

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    My son is now 2 years and 3 months old. Although I've always been interested in the supernatural and reincarnation, etc, I'm the sort of person who doesn't believe something unless I see evidence of it with my own eyes, yet I've always had a strange feeling that my son has been here before. People have always agreed with me that it's like he has an "old soul", because he's always been quite mature, even as a little baby.

    Just recently things seem to be happening that support my hunch. For example, my son still doesn't talk properly yet, but about a month ago we were at home and he said "home" for the first time. However, when he said it he went to the front door and kept pointing to go out saying that he wanted to go "home". I tried to explain to him that he was home, but he wouldn't accept this. He has done the same thing several times since and, rather than throwing a tantrum when I try to explain that he cant go out because he is home (as he would normally do with something when he cant get his own way), he just seems genuinely sad that he cant go.

    Another piece of what I would now call evidence, is that he has been saying "odd" words for months, which my partner and I have always put down to just being "baby babble" so to speak, but then a few days ago he started calling his Dad "baap". Because he kept repeatedly using it as a substitute for what he usually calls his Dad, we decided it would be interesting to look it up and see if it actually means anything. I was shocked and excited when I looked on the internet and found that this is a Hindi word - meaning father! We were both astounded and tried to find some of the other words he has been saying repeatedly. One of them is "beesa". This is ALSO a Hindi word, which refers to a group of people in a certain level of the Indian caste system. He has also said "dhobi" (sounded like "dowbee" to us) from a young age, which I have now looked up and this is an indian washerman/washerwoman. This is particularly intriguing, because my son has always been obsessed with cleaning from a very young age (and still is), to the point where it made people laugh because it was so wierd seeing this little baby thoroughly polishing and wiping things! If you give him a baby wipe, he will spend ages thoroughly wiping down a whole chair for example, and take it really seriously!



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    Just to keep you all updated, Obie very kindly offered to help me translate any words that my son says that might be Hindi, so I sent her a message with a couple of words that he says that I couldn't find when looking on the net. I told her they sounded like he was saying "panyay/panye" and "batch". She said that the hindi word for water is pani and the hindi word for child is bacha, so these are possibly what he is saying. She said she will ask her mother about the beesa/bissa word and let me know what she says.


    Something else that my partner and I find interesting is that when people come round to our house or we go to someone else's, my son is quite shy to begin with, doing the usual "clinging-on-to-mummy's-leg" thing that kids do, even with his grandparents sometimes, yet we have a friend who looks Indian (he is actually half African, but he honestly looks more Indian than African) and on the occasions he has been round, my son runs up to him as soon as he comes in the door and hugs his legs! We all commented how strange and out of character this was for him and this all happened before we knew about the words he was saying, etc.


    I played some indian music to my son yesterday on the computer and he started patting the computer desk with the palm of one of his hands in time to the music, like he was playing the bongo drums! Of course, this could just be coincidence and maybe he just liked the music, but I thought it was worth mentioning to everyone.


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    Thanks again to Obie, who has helped me again with decifering some more of the words my son comes out with. I asked her about a word he says that sounds like "cha-cha" and another which sounds like "pooch". She confirmed that these, again, are both hindi words, and that pooch means to ask and cha-cha is uncle! I keep wondering if maybe he's just trying to say English words and they just come out funny because he's still learning, but I have to admit that for him to have now come out with this many words which are all words from the same language, along with all the other stuff I have mentioned that is a bit odd, it does seem to be rather convincing evidence for the past life theory. Part of me is hoping that he is reincarnated, because I am fascinated by it and would also love proof that we carry on in some way after death, but then there's part of me that's hoping he's not for both his and my sakes. What I mean is that I am scared for him incase he is reincarnated and has memories that he doesn't want or is sad because he wants to see his old family and old home, and I'm scared for me incase he says that he liked his old mummy better or something like that!


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