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  1. I love Mamma (18 votes [20.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.69%

  2. I love Momma (69 votes [79.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 79.31%

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#1 Spy Car

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:54 PM

Help solving a raging debate in our house-hold.

While I suppose both are "colloquial" and perhaps equally correct (or incorrect) if you were going to transcribe a child's "narration" would you write:

1) I love Mamma

2) I love Momma

Note the Mamma/Momma in this sentence refers to the child's mother (not a nanny).

Bill (who urges you to vote "correctly" :D)

#2 abbeyej

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:55 PM

"I love Mama."

(Like the correlative, "papa".)

:p

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:55 PM

Mama
If I had to choose one of your options I would go with Momma.

#4 JudoMom

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:55 PM

Mama. :running and ducking, cause I'm pretty sure that's not helpful:

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:56 PM

"I love Mama."

:p


There's one in every crowd :D

#6 Chelle in MO

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:56 PM

I'm with Abbey. I've always spelled it "mama". Sorry to mess things up!

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#7 Spy Car

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:57 PM

OK. Four in every crowd :D

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:57 PM

There's one in every crowd :D


Apparently in this crowd there are several.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:58 PM

I'm afraid I can't help. My youngest just yesterday morning told me what a lovely mum I was. She also calls me mummy. Oldest is strictly mum.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:59 PM

I would spell it Momma if those were the two c hoices, but Mama would be what I have always used.

ducking and running

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:00 PM

Mama.

And that's how it's spelled on Mama's Family, which should be the final authority. :001_smile:

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:01 PM

I've only ever seen it spelled "Mama."

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:02 PM

I agree. Mama (as in the spanish pronounciation) is what I am called. But from your choices Momma just looks better. I don't know why but "Mamma" looks like mammy to me.:tongue_smilie:

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:03 PM

*Cindy waits for the "other" option*

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:04 PM

mama

#16 Janna

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:04 PM

See? You can't win. You Just. Can't. Win.

Keep hopin', Bill. Keep hopin'. :D

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:06 PM

See? You can't win. You Just. Can't. Win.

Keep hopin', Bill. Keep hopin'. :D

On the bright side, they're both "wrong." :D

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:06 PM

Mama. ;)

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:07 PM

mom⋅ma/ˈmɒmPosted Imageə/ Show Spelled Pronunciation Posted Image [mom-uh] Show IPA Pronunciation Posted Image

–noun mama.

mam⋅ma1/ˈmɑPosted Imagemə, məˈmɑ/ Show Spelled Pronunciation Posted Image [mah-muh, muh-mah] Show IPA Pronunciation Posted Image

–noun mama.

:lol:


from Dictionary.com

#20 swellmomma

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:07 PM

I vote for momma here, though if the kids wrote it down they would do mama

#21 NayfiesMama

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:08 PM

I voted "Momma" because if spelled with two "a's" I spell it with one "m"
Mama:-)

Carrie:-)

#22 klmama

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:08 PM

Okay, you forgot the "other" poll option!

I'm another "Mama" user. If I had to choose between only your two options, though, I'd choose "Momma." "Mamma" just looks odd to me.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:10 PM

I have to agree with everyone who says Mama :001_smile:
Sorry~I didn't vote.

#24 Heidi @ Mt Hope

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:10 PM

Mama. :) But mamma doesn't look right, so I vote momma if I have to, LOL!

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:12 PM

Sorry, but I am another vote for mama.

#26 beansprouts

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:12 PM

*Cindy wonders whether Bill represents the single vote for Mamma.*

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:14 PM

"I love Mama."

(Like the correlative, "papa".)

:p


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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:18 PM

I am another "mama" fan. That's what my kids call my mother. And my dad is "papa".

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:25 PM

"(Like the correlative, "papa".)


i prefer a simple Mom, altho the littler ones usually call me Mommy. my own mom preferred Mother. a friend's kids call her Ma.

if i was writing down a narrative of mama, I'd likely use the spelling abbey referenced for the reason mentioned, and if i had to choose from your two options I'd go w/ momma.

:D

what number am I?? :lol:

#30 ereks mom

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:27 PM

;)

#31 Spy Car

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:39 PM

Okay, you forgot the "other" poll option!


I didn't forget. It was a deliberate act, done with malice aforethough :D

Bill (who knows better than to give you an "other" :tongue_smilie:)

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:40 PM

Mama. The other ways are wrong. ;)

#33 Spy Car

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:41 PM

*Cindy wonders whether Bill represents the single vote for Mamma.*


Don't want to skew the poll, but guess again :D

Bill (who likes the voting thus far :tongue_smilie:)

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:43 PM

As further evidence for how "wrong" your two options are, I offer the track listings for Spring Awakening:
http://www.amazon.co...y/dp/B000J3FBFC

(Now I'm going to be humming "Mama Who Bore Me" all night...)

#35 homeschoolmomtutu

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:48 PM

mama....mama....mama mia

or 2nd would be momma:)

#36 Spy Car

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:50 PM

As further evidence for how "wrong" your two options are, I offer the track listings for Spring Awakening:
http://www.amazon.co...y/dp/B000J3FBFC

(Now I'm going to be humming "Mama Who Bore Me" all night...)


Oh yea, well I was going to tell you about the movie I Remember Momma but it turns out it's I Remember Mama :tongue_smilie:

Doesn't matter....I win :tongue_smilie:

Bill (no other)

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:51 PM

mama....mama....mama mia

or 2nd would be momma:)


Mamma Mia. My wife showed me the DVD cover as evidence. I said, "that's Italian", doesn't count :D

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#38 yvonne

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:53 PM

I agree---both poll choices are wrong. It's Mama!

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:56 PM

Just in case you haven't heard it enough . . . MAMA :D

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:59 PM

Definitely mama - that means it is a tie, Bill! So what was the bet?

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:00 PM

Well, I guess my sig line votes for me.

Fwiw, I *have* seen "Momma"--generally in the AA community. I think "Mamma" would be pronounced w/ a short a--like "Mammy" on Gone W/ the Wind, but a different ending.

GL! I know how those debates rage. So far, dh has won every pronunciation battle we've had. Apparently, all my vocab comes from books I've read, so I haven't heard the words pronounced & Dictionary.com always sides w/ him. :glare: At least he never questions my spelling. ;)

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:09 PM

Neither. I spell it "Mama."

#43 Hillary in KS

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:27 PM

Neither. We spell it "Mama."

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:52 PM

Mama.

#45 Emmy

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:55 PM

definitely Mama.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:58 PM

"I love Mama."

(Like the correlative, "papa".)

:p


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Posted 26 January 2009 - 12:06 AM

Now if there was an "other" button - I would have said MUM ( the others are very American...lol)

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 12:08 AM

Yet another vote for Mama.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 12:10 AM

Another vote for Mama....

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 12:13 AM

Definitely Mama.

Mamma is Italian, as in Mamma Mia! (the saying, the song and the movie). In Italian you also linger on the ms as you say it. I wish you could hear me say it :D


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