I am curious about baby talk people use to warn toddlers not to touch dangerous things such as objects too hot to touch.

Think of a coffee cup, too hot for them to touch, what would you say? Would you say, for example: Noooo?

Looking for set phrases, sounds, and words or anything used in this situation.

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    So what is your question? Did you hide it somewhere? :-) – user33000 Jun 23 '16 at 17:29
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    Better! So you had hidden your question!;) But this is a really fun question. I love to know the answer. In my language we say jzza /ʤzʌ/:-) – user33000 Jun 23 '16 at 17:51
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    I'm not sure whether there's a standard orthography for it, but Ah-Ah! is a standard "warning" (primarily reserved for adults addressing children, or contemptuous mimicking of that context), that invariably means one or more of Don't do that! Don't touch! Stop! – FumbleFingers Jun 23 '16 at 17:56
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    Or you could use baby-talk to talk to an adult. To every thing there is a season. :) Seriously, please don't vote to close this question. It's the kind of thing that dictionaries don't cover but native speakers all know through personal experience. IOW, it's perfect for ELL. – Ben Kovitz Jun 23 '16 at 19:13
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    I would not leave hot coffee anywhere that they could potentially touch it, or if they got too close I would pick it up (the coffee, not the toddler). I suppose I could add a "No, no, no, no....(too hot...not for you)" with an emphasis on "NO". I believe most kids learn the word "no" before they learn "yes." – Alan Carmack Jun 23 '16 at 19:53

In our family (3 kids) we used the word No from a very early age, as soon as baby starts trying to do things that are dangerous or otherwise problematic. Then add a suitable modifier:

No, Hot

No, Sharp

No, Hurt

As a general policy we don't use baby-talk in the sense of using baby-ish speach

Goo, goo, diddums

etc. We do keep the sentence structure very simple as in the examples above, but then usually follow up with a more complete sentence.

No, Hot. Dad's tea is very hot, it will burn you.

Thek kids as they learned to speak started to use words such as Hot themselves.

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