ʔa:mi-tʰe

my mother

In Northern Pomo, the words for family members cannot stand alone: one must say 'my mother' or 'your mother,' or 'her mother,' etc.

ES
AL
ʔa:mi-tʰe man na
ʔa:mi-tʰemanna
my mothershebe
She is my mother
CO
ʔa:mitʰe t̪a ʔal naʔ
ʔa:mi-tʰet̪aʔalna
my motherQthisbeQ
Is this my mother?
mother! (vocative)
tʰeday
noun
mother! (vocative); hey mom! (calling out)
ES
your mother
mi-tʰel
noun
your mother
EC
mi-tʰe t̪a duhuʔ
mi-tʰet̪aduhu
your-motherQleaveQ
Did your mother leave?
mitʰel ʔa: baʔole
mitʰelʔa:baʔole
your motherIcall
I call your mother
situ meʔ batʰe nay
situmeʔbatʰena-y
wrinklechar.his/her.mother.Nombeperf.
his mother became wrinkled
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