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() with female child.

- daa may also be used to address a female child, usually affectionately. Similarly, may be used with a very small male child, one that has not yet reached `the age of reason', i.e. the point of toilet training or when other expectations about purity and pollution are made of the child's behavior. Use of this form assumes great familiarity with the child; usually only parents or relatives use this form of address.

Vasu Renganathan
Sat Nov 2 21:16:08 EST 1996