One of my arguments for why I taught my son Mandarin, was that "euh" is a lot easier to say than "hungry". What I hadn't anticipated is that he doesn't ask for food or drink at all, he just goes foraging. When he's hungry, he roots through my sporran for the granola bar he knows I keep hidden there. When he's thirsty, he goes for the cat's water bowl and sucks the liquid off his fingers. He'd make a great adopted wolf. Oh, in case, you're worrying, when I see him doing this I get him a proper bottle or some tasty, nutritious food.