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Addressing parents
Date: Fri Jul 24 1998 - 05:01:15 PDT

In response to Sri Mani's comment on addressing one's parents, yes,
I too have heard ANNa (instead of Appa). 
In our house, we address our mother as Akka, father as Atti (short for
Attimbere),  maternal grand mother as Amma, Maternal grand father as Appa,
elder maternal uncle as ANNa, younger maternal uncle by his name. The real
ANNas and Akkas are addressed simply by name (irrespective of the age gap)-
keeping up with  one level demotion. 

I also addressed my eldest sister's house,
as poNNU veedu! and eldest sister as poNNU at times 
(I was parroting the way my parents addressed their daughter's house).
(Note: My eldest sister was married yeras befor I was born)

I suppose this is because when we were young, we blindly  parroted the way our
older maternal uncle addressed his sister,  his brother-in-law and  his


K. Sreekrishna Tatachar