ká’ȕ

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See also: kau, kāu, kaŭ, -kau, ka'u, and kaʻu

Taos[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ká- (“mother”) + -’ȕ (“little one”)

Noun[edit]

ȕ vocative

  1. (diminutive) mommy (used by children to mother)
  2. (diminutive) wifey (used by husband to wife)
  3. (diminutive) relatively older woman (by younger speaker to show friendly respect but less common in this sense than łá’ȕ)

Usage notes[edit]

  • has much the same meaning and usage as ká’ȕ except that is used at a very young age.

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