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.
|maternal grandfather! (vocative)|
|noun||(hey) grandfather! (calling out); mother's father; maternal grandfather|
|my paternal grandfather|
|noun||my father's father|
|my maternal grandmother|
|noun||my mother's mother|
|my paternal grandmother|
|noun||my father's mother|