ʔa:mi-kih

my older brother

In Northern Pomo, the words for family members cannot stand alone: one must say 'my mother' or 'your mother,' or 'her mother,' etc. In addition, with siblings, one must specify either 'older' or 'younger'

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ʔa:mi-kih mo:w na
ʔa:mi-kihmo:wna
my older brotherheis
he is my older brother
(hey) older brother! (vocative)
kiday
noun
older brother! (calling out)
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my younger brother
ʔa:mi-t'iy
noun
my younger brother; see also: my younger sister
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