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09:59 Nov 23, 2008
Danish to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Education / Pedagogy / childspeak
Danish term or phrase:av (in this context)
Autistic boy. Han siger "Av" to gange, da hans mor prøver at få ham til at sidde rigtigt på stolen.
This is also one of three words only that he's been heard to say at nursery school.
V&B says it means 'ouch', but I don't see how that can fit in unless it's an automatic reaction when someone touches him or goes to touch him. Could it mean 'get off' or is it something more appropriate to a young child's way of speaking?