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Your Newborn’s Cries Decoded: A Guide for Manhattanites.
BY JAY WELCH
Neh = “I’m hungry.”
Wah = “I’m thirsty.”
Owh = “I’m physically uncomfortable.”
Eairh, or urh = “I need to be burped.”
Dih = “I need you to change my disposable jean diapers.”
Fah, or fah-fah = “These pureed carrots were not grown locally.”
Toh-lah = “My stroller just became painfully unstylish.”
Eb-bah = “The Wi-Fi signal is not currently reaching my crib.”
Ba-mah, or bamh = “I am having a crisis of faith in the President.”
Nee-nah, or nooo-ah = “I have to donate to NPR again.”
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