During childhood, we discover many new words. Everyday. Which at times do not carry any meaning with them(at that point of time). for instance, M and me call our father appaji( one of the means by which a father is addressed). B, my neice also addesses my father in the same manner. Without realising the meaning behind it. Another example, regarding B; my mother is a doDDamma(an elder woman who plays the role of amother), to B's mother R. My mother is known to B as doDDamma. Again, without comprehending the reason behind this.
We are taught so much in our childhood(early childhood, especially). And above all this, we trust those words. Words which are new. Fancied by us, they are incorporated in our daily usage. Those words always find their mark. Later in life, the importance of such seemingly irrelevant incidents strikes us. Communication is one good entity that we are blessed with. It waits for us to appreciate it's greatness.
And the mind of a child which picks up new words, associates a word with a particular object. While a relationship between the two is etched in the mind.
Such is the magnanimity of creation.