Reconstruction:Proto-Austronesian/bulaN

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This Proto-Austronesian entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Austronesian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*bulaN

  1. moon (largest natural satellite of planet Earth)
  2. month
  3. menstruation

Descendants[edit]

  • Formosan
    • Bunun: buan
    • Tsou: frohe
    • Puyuma: vuran
    • Northern Formosan
    • East Formosan
      • Kavalanic
      • Amis: folad ("moon, menstruation cicle")
  • Malayo-Polynesian: *bulan (month, moon)
    • Western Malayo-Polynesian
      • Philippine
        • Northern Philippine
        • Central Philippine
        • Mindanao
          • Danao
            • Maranao: olan (month, moon, pregnancy duration); olana (moonlight, night)
          • South Mindanao
            • Tiruray: bulon (moon)
      • North Bornean
        • North Sarawakan
        • East Barito
      • Nuclear Malayo-Polynesian
    • Oceanic
      • Admiralty Islands
        • Western Admiralty Islands
        • Eastern Admiralty Islands
          • Manus
            • Titan: ᵬul (/ᵐʙul/)
        • Yapese: puul (moon, month, period)
      • St Matthias
      • Western Oceanic
        • Papuan Tip
          • Central Papuan Tip
      • Micronesian
        • Chuukic-Pohnpeic
      • Central Pacific
        • Western Fijian-Rotuman
        • East Fijian
        • Polynesian
          • Tongic
            • Niuean: pula (to shine)
          • Nuclear Polynesian
            • Ellicean
              • Samoic
                • Samoan: pula (bright, luminous)
            • Kapingamarangi: bula (to glow, shine)
            • Rennellese: puga (to shine)
            • Eastern Polynesian
              • Tahitic
                • Maori: pura (to twinkle)

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