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) `father, older man' appaa and () ammaa `mother, older woman' (polite).

() and () can be used when addressing persons younger than the speaker or persons older than the speaker, but perhaps of lower professional or social status, or between friends and equals.

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