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Re: words for father

From: Mani Varadarajan (
Date: Tue Jul 21 1998 - 11:17:00 PDT

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From: "narayanan kazhiyur" <>
Subject: Re: words for father
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 18:16:40 PDT

as i have given in introductory note, our native place is kazhiyur which 
is near to cheyyar in north arcot dist and around  23 kms from 

my father and my uncles, call their father as anna and call their elder 
brothers as appa.

i do not know how this system of calling came in to prominence. however, 
as people who are affected by the external world, we (incl by nbrother) 
call our father as appa only.


km narayanan