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Leasnam   Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:10 pm GMT
<,France: oncle (may be a word of Frank)>>

latin 'avunculus' "mother's brother"
minstrel   Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:04 pm GMT
> Sander Saturday, June 11, 2005, 19:27 GMT
Grandfather = Grootvader (rather old fashioned)
Grandmother = Grootmoeder (rather old fashioned)
Grandpa = Opa
Grandma =Oma
Great grandmother = Overgrootmoeder = opoe

1. Grandmother = Grootmoeder (rather old fashioned)
2. Grandma =Oma

Grandmother = Am-ma, In-ma or A-ma.

The words "Oma" and "Am-ma" are similar in reading. So the "Oma" may be rather old fashioned than "Grootmoeder".
minstrel   Sat May 09, 2009 4:06 pm GMT
<< France: oncle (may be a word of Frank) >>
latin 'avunculus' "mother's brother"

The modern French "oncle" may be a word from Frankish. We can compare the cases 1, 2 and 3.

The sounds of 1. om (oma), 2. on (ond) and 3. ong (oncle) can be changed into the sounds of 1. am (am-ma), 2. an (and, an) and 3. ang (angles, uncle, an-ku).

Dutch: oma
Hokkienese: am-ma

Anglo-Saxon: ond
English: and
Hokkienese: an

France: oncle
Anglo-Saxon: angles
English: uncle (pronounce as: ang ker)
Hokkienese: an-ku
(mother's brother)