ʔa:mi-t'iy

my younger sibling

This word can mean 'my younger brother' or 'my younger sister'

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'

ES
AL
mo:w mat'il baʔole
mo:wmat'ilbaʔole
hehis younger brothercall
he called his younger brother
EC
bat'iy sima miti
bat'iysimamiti
his/her younger brothersleeplie
his/her younger brother is sleeping
EC
mit'iy t̪a mo:w naʔ
mit'iyt̪amo:wna
your younger brotherQhebeQ
Is he your younger brother?
my older brother
ʔa:mi-kih
noun
my older brother
Example phrases (phrasicon)
ES
AL
(hey) older brother! (vocative)
kiday
noun
older brother! (calling out)
ES
my older sister
ʔa:mi-de:
noun
my older sister
CO
older sister! (vocative)
deʔday
noun
older sister! (calling out)
ES
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