Jacob began initiating the word help last week with the sound "buh" - his pronunciation for the ending of the word. He has also added "bah bah" (bye bye) and "bee" (please) to his words. For many words, he makes multiple sounds for multiple syllables like tractor which he said last week but only a few times so I forgot what it sounds like. He is more willing to take risks imitating what is said to him probably because we are more able to recognize what he is saying when he initiates a word. Speech must be frustrating if nobody knows what you're talking about. Why bother talking then?