Then a few months ago, to my great disappointment, "ye-ssss" gave way to"a-hu" (I have no idea how to spell this). You know, that indiscriminate sound you make when you are agreeing with someone just to make them go away because you are busy? I couldn't get her back to "yes" no matter how hard I tried!
Then last week, oh joy of joys, answering in the affirmative is now an enthusiastic "Ya".
Much Better! I can't help but wonder..... what will be next?