Surely we have all noticed that there are two words that are the same or very similar in almost all the languages of the world: ‘mama’ and ‘papa’.
Some theories explain that they are sounds that babies identify more quickly and can pronounce. Other theories are inclined that they are words with a common origin in a protosapien language (theoretical ancestor language, origin of the languages of mankind).
Anyway, I would like this to be a space to share how these words are in their languages.
In Russian, the formal forms are:
- Мать [mat’] - mother
- Отец [atyEz] - father
The informal forms, the ones we are talking about, are:
- Мама [mAma] - mom
- Папа [pApa] - dad
And then there are some affectionate variations:
- Мамочка [mAmachka] - mommy
- Папочка [pApachka] - daddy
- Мамуля [mamUlya] - mommy
- Папуля [papUlya] - daddy
How do you usually call mom and dad in your languages? And what variations can you have? Share below in the comments!