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Q. amya n. “mummy, (orig.) my mother” (Category: Mother)

Q. amya, n. “mummy, (orig.) my mother” (Category: Mother)

An affectionate word used by a child to address his or her mother (PE17/170), also appearing as emya (VT47/10; VT48/6, 19) along with other variants like amye or amilye (VT47/26-27, 32). It is a reduction of the possessive form: amilinya “my mother”. See amil(lë) “mother” for a discussion of the am-/em- variation.

References ✧ PE17/170; VT47/10, 26-27, 32; VT48/6, 19

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amil(lë) “mother”
-nya “my”
AM¹ “mother” ✧ VT48/19 (em)