3 year old speech

Hello, I have a 4 year old who is meeting most speech and language milestones but he will sometimes respond with a noise instead of words. The noise is hard to describe but I would say it is a long grunting sound on exhalation. It is often used as a happy response e.g “are you having fun on the swing” then response will be the noise.
Does this have a name or does anybody recognise this as something familiar to them? Thank you!

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