I was blowing raspberries in the yard this morning.
The tall person heard me and told me that at around 5 months, a child will start blowing spit bubbles — or raspberries — a skill that helps it learn how to move its mouth, tongue, and lips together, and later be able to form words.
He went on to say that it reminded him of something the American author Annie Dillard once said, “There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable.”
Hmm. I had better start practicing my vowels.