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How do you spell Mamma/Momma?

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    • I love Mamma
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    • I love Momma
      69


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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)

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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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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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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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mom⋅ma/ˈmɒmthinsp.pngə/ Show Spelled Pronunciation dictionary_questionbutton_default.gif [mom-uh] Show IPA Pronunciation dictionary_questionbutton_default.gif

 

–noun mama.

 

mam⋅ma1/ˈmɑthinsp.pngmə, məˈmɑ/ Show Spelled Pronunciation dictionary_questionbutton_default.gif [mah-muh, muh-mah] Show IPA Pronunciation dictionary_questionbutton_default.gif

 

–noun mama.

 

:lol:

 

 

from Dictionary.com

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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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"(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:

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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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*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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As further evidence for how "wrong" your two options are, I offer the track listings for Spring Awakening:

http://www.amazon.com/Spring-Awakening-2006-Original-Broadway/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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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

 

Bill

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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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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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