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Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 05/04/99 06:26:11  , Adam Raizen a =E9crit :

<< Nik Taylor wrote:
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 > Parents are the one exception, padre/madre - this is true in ALL
 > language, father and mother are always different roots.
 >
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 Actually, that's not quite true.
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 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.
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 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 ;-)

Mathias