"Giving birth to many, many babies" (all conversations in ASL): In June (age 4;5), ASL-speaking Juli looked at her small birth mark. She commented, IX-me WILL GIVE-BIRTH-to BABY. Me like huh? She continued, YOU WILL GIVE-BIRTH-to MANY+++ BABY. I shook my head, no way. I told her, JUST YOU, ONLY YOU ENOUGH. She insisted her words the same. I asked why? She explained, BECAUSE YOU HAVE MANY++ CL:F-DOT-ALL-OVER-BODY+++ (freckles). Ah, the English word "birth" in "birthmark." So babies are produced from birthmarks. Juli is imaginative and often jokes.
Several minutes later, out of curiosity, I asked her how do people make babies? Juli replied, HMM, MOTHER MARRY FATHER, THEN SOMETHING-FLY-POINT-INTO-ARM/BODY THEN BORN BABY. Hmm, interesting theory.
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