When does a baby start to talk

My daughter had some initial first syllables at four months, but didn't really start seriously babbling until eight months, and I don't think her words actually had specific meaning until around a year.

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    i think they all differ in times when they talk... there is no set age when you say ... ready , set, go! Children have their own timetable!
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