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gidede nad gh

your father

See also: gibaabaa nad

There is no simple independent word for father. A personal prefix goes with the dependent noun stem /=dedey-/ father to make a full word: 
  • nindede, indede, ndede my father (1s-3s)
  • gidede your father (2s-3s)
  • odedeyan h/ father
  • [MN] odedeyan h/ father/fathers (3s-3')
  • [BL] odedeyan h/ father (3s-3's)
  • [BL] odedeya’ h/ fathers (3s-3'p)Some basic forms of 
gidede your father are: 

Synonym: goos nad

gidede sg; Stem: /=dedey-/