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