I was sitting on a bus yesterday, when I overheard a parent doing the whole "baby talk" thing with his child. It occured to me that the baby would most likely begin to learn english based mostly upon baby talk, and by evesdropping on adult conversation. Do you think that if parents were to talk proper english, and use phoneticly complex words with many syllables that the babies learning would be impaired? Or would it gives such babies a heard start? Hehe.. the thought just occured to me of a scientist parent reading journals to his/her child as a bed time story..