Emery has never been one too interested in talking [well, anything that made sense anyways]. He's gradually adding words to his vocabulary though. Some of our newest are HOT (sounds more like "ottt" and HI or "iii" and then BYE or "iii"- sounds the same as hi. This is a big accomplishment because for the longest time he'd wave hi and bye but refused to say it.
His favorite thing to say is "more!" which can be helpful sometimes, but even after I sometimes have to say no he keeps saying: more more more...
He also says ELMO or "ma mow" He loves Winnie the Pooh now too, but still calls it Elmo, which can be confusing/frusterating when I don't know which he really wants to watch! Ah oh well.
He says the usual "ma ma" and "da da" but prefers ma ma and sometimes calls Joel ma ma too. Weird. I'm supprised he hasn't picked up NO yet but I'm sure when he figures it out, I'll wish he hadn't!
Even though Emery doesn't say a whole lot, he really understands a lot. I can ask him to go get things for me, put things away, or ask him if he wants to eat something and he'll shake his head yes or no. Plus there is a lot of nonverbal communication with grunts and pointing etc. I'm sure since I usually know what he means without him using words, it doesn't make him want to try to talk much more. I suppose he'll come around eventually though. What about your kids (especially boys), when did they start saying a lot?