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Re: The Birds and the Bees of Gender

From:Adam Raizen <araizen@...>
Date:Monday, April 5, 1999, 6:07
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 same root. -- Adam Raizen