Ma: Italian: But. Hungarian: Today. English and German: Mother, French: My. sigh. I'm not gonna be confused, I'm not gonna be confused... ;)
Is there a difference between "ma" and "máma"? I've only heard máma.. is it a dialect thing?
Yes, exactly. For an added effect, try making the 'á' sound farther back. You're now speaking like a Hungarian hillbilly, which is cool.