ʔa:mi-ka:

my maternal grandmother

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
(hey) grandma!
kaʔday
noun
maternal grandmother! (calling out). Mother's mother
ES
my maternal grandfather
ʔa:mi-tsa:
noun
my mother's father
CO
my paternal grandfather
ʔa:mi-ba:
noun
my father's father
CO
my paternal grandmother
ʔa:mi-ma:
noun
my father's mother
CO
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