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imbaabaa nad gh

my father

See also: indede nad

There is no simple independent word for father. A personal prefix goes with the dependent noun stem /=baabaay-/ father to make a full word: 
  • nimbaabaa, imbaabaa, mbaabaa my father (1s-3s)
  • gibaabaa your father (2s-3s)
  • obaabaayan h/ father
  • [MN] obaabaayan h/ father/fathers (3s-3')
  • [BL] obaabaayan h/ father (3s-3's)
  • [BL] obaabaaya’ h/ fathers (3s-3'p)Some basic forms of 
imbaabaa my father are: 

Synonym: noos nad

imbaabaa sg; Stem: /=baabaay-/

imbaabaa sg gh