ʔa:mi-tsa:

my maternal grandfather

In Northern Pomo, words for family members cannot stand alone; you must say 'my mother,' 'your mother,' 'his mother,' etc.

With grandparents, there are different words depending on which side of the family the grandparent is on.

CO
maternal grandfather! (vocative)
tsaʔday
noun
(hey) grandfather! (calling out); mother's father; maternal grandfather
ES
my paternal grandfather
ʔa:mi-ba:
noun
my father's father
CO
my maternal grandmother
ʔa:mi-ka:
noun
my mother's mother
CO
my paternal grandmother
ʔa:mi-ma:
noun
my father's mother
CO
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