Re : The Birds and the Bees of Gender
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|Date:||Monday, April 5, 1999, 8:08|
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 05/04/99 06:26:11 , Adam Raizen a =E9crit :
<< Nik Taylor wrote:
> Parents are the one exception, padre/madre - this is true in ALL
> language, father and mother are always different roots.
Actually, that's not quite true.
In Hawai`ian, parent is makua. Mother is makuahine, also spelled
makuwahine; woman is wahine. Father is makua ka~ne (~ is a macron).
Ka~ne means male/husband/man. In Hawai`ian, father and mother have the
Adam Raizen >>
Same with Tahitian (no wonder) :
parents =3D na metua
father =3D te metua taane
mother =3D te metua vahine
but you still can say 'papa' and 'mama', and Nik may refer to these concepts=20
commonly paired on Pachamama ;-)