ʔa:mi-ba:

my paternal 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
paternal grandfather! (vocative)
baʔday
noun
grandfather! (calling out); father's father; paternal grandfather
ES
my maternal grandfather
ʔa:mi-tsa:
noun
my mother'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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