ʔa:mi-dahan

my wife

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

ES
mo:w madahadel k'at̪tʰe
mo:wmadahadelk'at̪-tʰe
hewife.Accleave (multiple times)used to
he used to leave his wife
mo:w madahadel k'a:
mo:wmadahadelk'a:
hewife.Accleave
he left his wife
EC
madahadel t̪iyi k'a:nam mo:w maxoyeʔe
madahadelt̪iyik'a:-nammo:wmaxoyeʔe
wife.Acche.Logleavetheheregret
he regrets leaving his wife
EC
my wife
kʰe ma:t̪a
noun
my wife ("my woman")
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