Dinka’s Vocabulary

Dinka’s Vocabulary DOB 4/29/2003 – 3/11/2022 9:15 am.

I forgot some, I’m sure. It is so quiet without him. Dinka knew when to use these words. He isn’t here for us to scramble an egg for breakfast or to share our dinners with. He was such a character. He liked to snuggle on my stomach. Tickle himself with his spoon. Shake balls with bells inside and ring a bell for treats. He liked fancy cheeses, meat, grapes, lobster legs and more. He was so sweet.

  1. So sorry
  2. Owe! Don’t bite
  3. Bad boy
  4. Baby boy
  5. Good boy
  6. I love you
  7. Hello, hello baby
  8. Hello precious
  9. Hello Marc (when Marc came home)
  10. Mummy (calls me to come)
  11. Hello Mummy
  12. Sherry
  13. Want to come to Sherry?
  14. You wanna come to Sherry?
  15. Marc (especially when Marc fails to wake up)
  16. Bye bye (when we left home)
  17. Here we go
  18. Oh! Shit! (When we dropped things)
  19. Owe! Oh! Shit Dinka
  20. Well? (in a demanding tone)
  21. What you doing?
  22. Stop that
  23. Peeka boo
  24. I see you
  25. OK
  26. Uh oh
  27. Ah haa (agreement sound every time Marc told me something)  
  28. Hugh?
  29. Ooph (effort grunt)
  30. Beep beep beep (microwave ping)
  31. Wee (smoke alarm)
  32. Laughing noise
  33. Achoo!
  34. Cough noise
  35. Cluck cluck (of tongue)
  36. Pop (noise)
  37. Toy
  38. Yum Yum
  39. Whee! Wh wh wheee! (like piggy commercial)
  40. Oink
  41. Quack (duck sound)
  42. Beek beek
  43. Agusta
  44. Hoka Hey (Lacota word)
  45. Meowmee (Mummy with cat meow)
  46. Meo oeow oew (Dinka word for come here like a cat) April 2005
  47. Me me me me me (fast)
  48. Happy birthday to (he has us trained to sing it when he plays his music toy)
  49. Happy bird day
  50. I don’t care
  51. Yes you are
  52. What do you say goose?
  53. Pretty bird
  54. Give me a kiss
  55. Kiss noise
  56. I’ll do it
  57. Precious
  58. You’re precious
  59. Come on precious
  60. Look at me
  61. Oh! come on
  62. What the heck
  63. Let me see your beak
  64. Your welcome
  65. Now
  66. All right
  67. You want to come up?
  68. Right now
  69. Dinka
  70. Dinka bird
  71. Dinka’s smart
  72. Oh! Dinka
  73. Come here baby
  74. What do you want Dinka?
  75. Dinka! Stop that
  76. Oh my God!
  77. What can I say?
  78. What do you want?
  79. Cuckoo (like a bird call)
  80. Coffee
  81. Cookie
  82. Schee or Chee (for cheese)
  83. Cereal
  84. Tell you what…
  85. There you are
  86. You want…
  87. You want have some more?
  88. Egg
  89. Want egg
  90. Dinka want egg
  91. I want egg, want egg
  92. Why you so quiet?
  93. What do you want to drink?
  94. What do you want to drink now?
  95. What do you want to drink, ginger ale?
  96. Do you want the ginger ale?
  97. I don’t like to drink
Dinka in 2003.

17 thoughts on “Dinka’s Vocabulary

  1. Dan Antion 2022-03-22 / 2:00 pm

    Quite a vocabulary. I guess he like those eggs. I think it was sweet of him to say Bye Bye. I’m sorry for the quiet.

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  2. SoyBend 2022-03-19 / 4:51 pm

    Wow, very impressive, Sherry! I like how he imitated noises, like the cat’s meow, as well as words. And #18 made me laugh. 😀 I’m going to share this list with my parrot-loving son.

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  3. Linda Atkins 2022-03-19 / 9:55 am

    Good Morning Sherry, Reading Dinka’s Vocabulary and seeing in the recollection of him the life you lived together and now your heartbreak brought to mind Maurice Sendak’s words as his dog was dying “Please don’t go, we love you so!” My heart goes out to you and Marc. With Love Linda

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    • Sherry Felix 2022-03-20 / 7:28 am

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Linda. Love to you too.

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  4. shoreacres 2022-03-18 / 7:55 am

    His vocabulary was wonderful — a sure sign of the interaction you had. I was pretty impressed with his food preferences, too. I’ve not been around parrots, and didn’t realize their taste could be so wide-ranging!

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    • Sherry Felix 2022-03-19 / 7:22 am

      If he wanted me, he called out Mummy. I didn’t teach him that word. If he didn’t like a food, he threw it on the floor. Sometimes we tried to make him eat fruit while we ate fruit and cheese. He wanted cheese and threw the fruit away. He ate all sorts of things.

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  5. Anne Lazarus 2022-03-18 / 7:04 am

    Such an intelligent little parrot!

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  6. Eunice 2022-03-18 / 6:35 am

    Wow, that’s some vocabulary – it will certainly be very quiet without him.

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