I love your spontaneous way of speaking.
There is an age for everything
one to fill yourself with ideas like you do
and one (the one of your Dad) to be a linguist.
Although now with the new generations all
seem to accelerate at light speed.
My GDD at 5 yo looks like me at 23 yo.
I am a Grandma so I can understand the interest
of your Dad in languages. Phonetic is the key.
No need to learn several languages.
Just play with the words, read aloud or better
make a song of it, think at a word you want to know the meaning
just before bedtime, ask God for help and stay still or fell asleep
in His Arms. The answer may not come right away but trust it will
come. Faith is doing miracles.
Have to go. Doggy just told me he need my attention.
If you have a pet, watch him or her carefully.
Mine is my Messenger.